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The River Murders (2011)
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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 his former girlfriends. Suspected by the FBI agent who’s taken over the case and suspended by his captain, Jack must work outside the law if he’s to find the killer, save his future and protect what’s left of his past.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, police investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement, false accusation, dishonesty, killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, murder of a nude woman, sexual abuse, who done it, strong violent content, protagonist as suspect, pregnancy, rain, pregnant woman, serial murder, rainstorm, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, serial killer, police investigation and danger mostly in Crime, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The River Murders: American Crime (2004), Magic Man (2010), Pendulum (2001), The Mean Season (1985), Never Forget (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, murder, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, wizards and magicians, magic, mysticism, mythical creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.5
 370
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, politician, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, police corruption, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, journalism, newspaper, reporter, woman in danger, kidnapping, police investigation, mystery, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, helicopter ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.3
 351
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: tense, mind bending, exciting, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, forest, rock, puzzle, memory loss, false accusation, riddles and clues, who done it, frame up, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, riddles and clues, found footage, investigation, survival, track down, murder, police detective, crimes, fire, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 242
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, race against time, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, false accusation, woman in danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, murder, partners against crime, vengeance, police investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family problems, crime scene, track down, injustice, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, investigation, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, vigilantism, working undercover, gunfight, corruption, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, police investigation, woman in danger, fighting crime, incompetent police, law enforcement, dishonesty, injustice, police corruption, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.8
 576
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, private detective, investigation, mind game, psychopath, murder, rivalry, who done it, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, college student, assault, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, investigation, false accusation, crimes, best friends, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mystery, accident, car accident, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, psychological, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, prison life, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, prison, woman in danger, manipulation, rivalry, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.0
 182
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, who done it, courtroom drama, social differences, injustice, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, clergy, uncover truth, legal, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, murder, investigation, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, police investigation, missing person, police detective, crimes, track down, dishonesty, woman in danger, vengeance, missing child, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 2K
Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation, investigation, manipulation, love affair, obsession, couples, rise to the top, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, gang, vengeance, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, police corruption, gangsters, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, cop as target, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism, police corruption, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, redemption, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, sex scene, police, making love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, fighting crime, murderous pair, law enforcement, murder mystery, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, teenage life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 33
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, political conspiracy, graphic violence, state affairs, law enforcement, partners, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 870
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, police investigation, vengeance, animal life, law enforcement, mystery, obsessive quest, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, usa, alaska, san francisco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: disturbing, serious, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, stalking, criminal, who done it, rivalry ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%