Movies like Time of Fear 2002

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Time of Fear (2002)
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Time of Fear (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Time of Fear is a taut psychological thriller thrusting an FBI agent and a grieving father into the dark world of a demented killer. FBI Agent Cheryl Hammer, arrives in a small California town to catch an elusive killer. Seeing no help forthcoming from the Sheriff, she turns to the only other person who can help her, Jack Barone, a grieving father whose daughter, Lisa, was the victim of a similar slaying ten years prior. The killer's clues are a perversion of Biblical punishments for sins: stoning, burning, decapitation. Jack and Agent Hammer turn to Father Patrick, a Catholic priest, for help. As the clock ticks down, a young female friend of Jack's is kidnapped and may become the next casualty. The harrowing rescue of the young woman opens the door to a dark history hidden below the surface, revealing the true identity of the killer and answering the mystery of who killed Jack's daughter.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, fbi agent, murder investigation, homicidal maniac, murder mystery, crime solving, maniac, murderer, investigation, religion, kidnapping, killings, sleuth, mystery, forensics, catholic priest, serial murder, unsolved crime, killing spree, police investigation, police detective, race against time, detective inspector, kidnapped woman, uncover truth ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, suspense, disturbing and tense films with plots about investigation, murder investigation, murder, crime solving, uncover truth, crime investigation and murder mystery mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Time of Fear: Control (2017), Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015), Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021), Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004), Ragdoll (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Control (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The once unconditional friendship between police officers Vincke and Verstuyft hits a very rough patch when they come up against a series of gruesome murders. Complicating matters even further, a survivor of the killer drives a wedge between them ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, serial murder, homicidal maniac, killings, investigation, uncover truth, forensics, partners against crime ...
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Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Once a Los Angeles homicide detective, Police Chief Jesse Stone now presides over the quiet, seaside village of Paradise, Massachusetts. When the facts don't add up in a brutal Boston-area murder case, Jesse opens an investigation filled with ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, sleuth, forensics, investigation, murder investigation, crime solving, killings, family relations, murderer, police detective, killing spree ...
Place: boston
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Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, human trafficking, murder, slave trade, saving a life, federal agent, investigation, unsolved crime, rescue mission, crimes, crime investigation ...
Time: year 2004
Place: florida
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The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked ...
Style: suspense, factual, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, gang, gangsters, police, investigation, forensics, murder mystery, mafia, murderer, murder investigation, serial murder, police detective ...
Time: year 2005
Place: south korea
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Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Assistant Commissioner of Police, Uday Dhirendra Thakur, is a rogue cop, known for his relentlessness in pursuing criminals, and bringing them to justice, failing which, killing them in false encounters. It is this reputation that gets him ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: murder, investigation, insanity, writers, murder investigation, murder mystery, fighting crime, police officer killed, criminal, unsolved crime, lynching, homicide detective ...
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Ragdoll (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Detectives look to untangle the case of the Ragdoll Killer, who has killed six people and sewn their bodies into the shape of one grotesque body nicknamed the Ragdoll.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, murder investigation, police detective, homicidal maniac, uncover truth, investigation, murder, sleuth, cold case, murderer, forensics ...
Place: london
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Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, reward, uncover truth, killing spree, psycho killer, murder mystery, homicidal maniac, crimes, police, murder, mystery, murder investigation ...
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Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, psychological, clever, captivating ...
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Happy Face Killer (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Serial killer Keith Jesperson murders at least eight women over a five-year span and taunts authorities with disturbing letters and scribbled confessions signed with a happy face.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, murder, lifetime, taunting, murderer, serial murder, homicidal maniac, police investigation, criminal, investigation, murder investigation, killing spree ...
Place: oregon
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Mord in Eberswalde (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Heinz Gödicke (Ronals Zehrfeld) is the chief commissioner of the People's Police in the small town of Eberswalde in Brandenburg. Gödicke is called when two bestial murdered children are found in the forest. The investigator tries to get ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, crime investigation, forensics, sleuth, small town, unsolved crime ...
Time: year 1969
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Grudge (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ahead of a promotion, a police chief becomes entangled in a deadly incident and uncovers an intrigue fueled by grudge that threatens his colleagues.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Missing Noir M (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Gil Soo-Hyun is extremely intelligent. At the age of 10, he attended Harvard University. After graduating there, he decided to work at the FBI and worked there for 10 years. Afterwards, he decided to come back to South Korea. He now works as the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: crime solving, crime investigation, murder investigation, forensics, serial murder, murder, workplace, sleuth, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation ...
Place: south korea, korea
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Marnow Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The city of Schwerin is melting – it is the hottest summer in years. Detectives Lona Mendt and Frank Elling are on the trail of a serial murderer, who seems to choose his victims randomly. But nothing is as it seems. The detectives have apparently ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, killing spree, murder mystery, investigation, partners against crime, forensics, killings, homicide detective, homicidal maniac, mysterious villain, teamwork ...
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Anjaam Pathiraa (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A psychologist with a keen interest in criminology gets entangled in a tough serial killer case which the police find hard to crack.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating
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Veil (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The temptation to have a one night stand leads a man to a distant town and a woman with a dark agenda. When he doesn't return, it falls upon his black sheep sister to uncover the truth of what happened.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
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Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer’.
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A Grain of Truth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
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Silent Hours (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Private detective John Duval, an ex-lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy and Naval Intelligence, finds himself the prime suspect in a police hunt for a sexual killer when three women are brutally murdered.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending
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Run (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sergey is a Russian athletics champion whose career is destroyed in a moment by a car accident. Then he discovers that while his injuries have diminished his athletic abilities, they have also given him paranormal abilities to see the past, when ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
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The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island. After Shannan ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial murder, mystery, evidence, missing child, missing person, who done it, unsolved crime, mysterious disappearance, murder mystery, murder investigation, uncover truth, track down ...
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Wicked Sins (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Detectives Sara Parson and Luke Gage have just broken off their romantic partnership when they are forced to collaborate on a double-murder case. The breakup appears to have been about Luke's indiscretions with a female witness in a previous ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, captivating, tense
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My Husband My Killer (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an Australian woman that was murdered in bed next to her husband.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder mystery, crime investigation, murder investigation, investigation, mystery, police detective, forensics, gang, bandit, murder, detective inspector, sleuth ...
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The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland
Duration: 171 min.
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Story: Former policeman is tortured and murdered and his friend and former colleauge investigates the case.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder, torture, police officer killed, mystery, murder mystery, murder investigation, police detective, secret, crime investigation, investigation, killings, sleuth ...
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The Girl Is in Trouble (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Lower East Side bartender becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
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S Storm (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No sooner is a team at ICAC set up to investigate irregularities/corruption in soccer/football official gaming/betting in Hong Kong before a suspect is assassinated.
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Sex express coffee (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police detective Escobar attempts to capture an HIV+ internet predator who lures unsuspecting young men into sexual encounters while investigating the case of a man who was chopped into pieces and stuffed in his own refrigerator.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
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Criticsized (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer taunts police while increasing the body count on live streaming TV.
Style: tense, exciting, psychotronic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, internet, manipulation, serial killer, chase, killer, serial murder, police officer, psychopath, violence, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Bordertown: The Mural Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mural painted with blood is found on the wall of Pasila train station, which depicts Finland's best-known serial killer Lasse Maasalo. The text in the mural, “Making the world a better place”, is linked to a voting circulating in social ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, investigation, murderer, murder investigation, lynching, mentally unstable, murder, killings, murder mystery, police detective, mysterious villain ...
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iSmart Shankar (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A contract killer goes on the run after eliminating a target and eventually finds himself linked to a slain cop whose memory is transferred to his brain.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: heroes, murder investigation, police investigation, murder, forensics, memories, hitman, murderer, police detective, mystery, police officer killed, fighting crime ...
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Small World (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After disappearing from a small Polish town, a mother discovers her 4-year old daughter, Ola, has been abducted by the Russian Mafia. In pursuit of her daughter, she is stopped for speeding by a police officer, Robert Goc. His intervention results ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: child trafficking, mafia, human trafficking, kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, kidnapped, crime investigation, kidnapped woman, mission, rescue mission, unsolved crime ...
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