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The Bad Son (2007)
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The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre twist in the case-that his own mother was an employee of the Seattle Police Department with access to confidential documents--and was a woman who didn't hesitate to interfere with justice...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, crimes, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, mother son relationship, murder, danger, crime, deadly, security guard, female detective, abusive husband, teenage runaway, handcuffs, abusive boyfriend, dead woman, rebellious daughter, domineering mother, mother daughter conflict, dead body in car trunk, dead woman on ground, body in a trunk
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle

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Most similar movies to The Bad Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, murder, crime, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bad Son: The Last Hit Man (2008), Duress (2009), Assassins Tale (2013), The Devil's Teardrop (2010), Dossier K. (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, hitman, danger, family relations, partners, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, save the day, track down, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
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Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, murder, salvation, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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94%
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Assassins Tale (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, deadly, destiny, dishonesty, betrayal, assassin, murder, danger, violence, crime, low lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, hitman, danger, law enforcement, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, prison, crimes, confined, danger, manipulation, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 3K
Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 257
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, uncover truth, couple relations, crimes, law enforcement, woman in danger, couples, danger, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 340
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, secret, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, profanity, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, danger, rescue, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, wilderness, siblings relations, murder, prison, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 1.3
 305
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, supernatural, law enforcement, murder, parents and children, police detective, psychiatrist, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, stalking, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, strong violent content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 501
Transparency (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five years ago David's life came undone when his young daughter fell victim to a brutal attack. The subsequent emotional fallout cost him his marriage and his job. Handicapped by guilt and anguish David abandoned his past and alienated himself. ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, track down, vigilantism, chase, danger, dishonesty, security guard, prostitution, murder, dehumanization, misled, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, deadly, police corruption, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, dishonesty, politics, political corruption, haunted by the past, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 12K
Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, adopted son, danger, escapades, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 178
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, chemistry, farm, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 489
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, reluctant partners, who done it, police investigation, law enforcement, female detective, dishonesty, partners, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
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44%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, rivalry, undercover, danger, dishonesty, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.0
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, incompetent police, deadly, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, police corruption, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 9K
56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, dirty cop, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%