Movies like Death Note 2017

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Death Note (2017)
 4.5
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Death Note (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
Style: serious, bleak, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: death, notebook, supernatural, mind game, violence, police, adaptation, fbi, betrayal, chase, plot twist, mass suicide, deity, crimes, injustice, murder, ruse, revenge, twists & turns, cheerleading, conspiracy theory, kiss, caucasian, skype, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle

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Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, police investigation, death, revenge and chase mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Death Note: The Killers (1964), After.Life (2009), Kiss the Girls (1997), Gone (2012), Edge of Darkness (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, comic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, crimes, serial killer, supernatural, goth, interpol, investigator, rivalry, supernatural ability, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: stylized, clever, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, neo noir, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, psychological, offbeat, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, danger, dealing with death, couple relations, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 39K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, crimes, track down, vigilante, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, fighting the system, dishonesty, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, police detective, drug dealing, beating, drug overdose, drug addict, police shootout, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, uncover truth, doctors and patients, cure, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, internet, fbi, torture, danger, deadly, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 49K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, profiler, psychopath, police investigation, police detective, crime, psychology, twists & turns, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, psychopath, mouse, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, vengeance, political corruption, rivalry, idealism, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, conspiracy, hostages, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, confined, gory, crimes, deadly, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 25K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, danger, investigation, death, crimes, paranormal phenomena, murder, mysticism, man with no name, lawyer, violence, mind reading ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, buried truth, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 150
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: mind bending, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, parents and children, chase, family relations, gore, ghost, hospital, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mind game, prostitute, violence, secret, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, torture, police, violence, police investigation, master criminal, chase, death, murder, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Plot: single mother, supernatural, violence, death, female ghost, urban legend, investigation, kidnapping, parents and children, danger, crimes, family ...
Time: year 1973
Place: los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.6
 2K
Taboo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, serial killer, youth, psychopath, teenage life, deadly, revelation, slasher, betrayal, taboo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vengeance, teenager, internet, violence, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 69K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, tense, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, death of girlfriend, investigation, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 80K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, vigilantism, police investigation, urban, crimes, drugs/alcohol, partners against crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 8K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, brutality, violence, mystery, race against time, husband wife relationship, amputee, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%