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Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)
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Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.
Plot: serial killer, police, true crime, thief, stalker, murder investigation, satanist, police partner, psycho killer, murder, heat wave, police investigation, lynch mob, homicide detective, police protagonist, breaking and entering, pentagram, police sergeant, woman shot, fingerprint
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, tense and serious films with plots about serial killer, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, deadly and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker: Night Visions (1990), The Postcard Killings (2020), Des (2020), The Little Things (2021), Wicked City (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 354
Night Visions (1990)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, falling to death, police captain, psychic power, murder, police detective, team up, psychic
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Postcard Killings (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A New York detective teams investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London, and recruits the help of Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, psycho killer, incest, homicide detective, ex husband ex wife relationship, police investigation, murder of daughter, police protagonist, brother sister relationship, postcard, honeymoon, violent death ...
Place: stockholm sweden, brussels belgium, munich germany, brussels, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.7
 13K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, true crime, murder, detective inspector, police, murderer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, death, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, chase, murder, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 3K
Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, realistic, tense, erotic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, murder, police detective, crimes, danger, couples, uncover truth, friendship, violence, hollywood ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trial of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, gun, brutality, hate crime, killing spree, college life, suburbs, teenage life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Style: splatter
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, teenage girl, repressed homosexual, sex, police, high school, small town, homosexual, drugs, death ...
Place: california, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police, serial killer, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Out of the Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, clergy, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, urban, couple relations, stalking, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 18K
Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, bureaucracy, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 439
Dragnet (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday is called back from vacation to work with his partner, Off. Bill Gannon, on a missing persons case. Two amateur female models and a young war widow have vanished, having been last seen with one J. Johnson. In the course of tracking ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: bound and gagged, lapd, police, voyeurism, sergeant, rejection, photographer, death, trailer park, crime investigation, propaganda, dating service ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 695
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), police detective, psychopath, murder, baseball, police investigation, deadly, stalking, danger, crime, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, serial killer, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, mystery, police investigation, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 1.9
 203
Laser Moon (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A radio DJ helps two police detectives hunt down a serial killer who kills women using a surgical laser instrument during every full moon and whom makes taunting phone calls the radio station.
Style: surprise ending, slasher
Plot: police detective, murder, laser, stripper, serial killer, taunting, psycho killer, radio dj, full moon, nudity (full frontal - brief), psycho, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Night Stalker (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.
Plot: serial killer, prostitution, supernatural power, psychiatrist, police officer killed, murder of a policewoman, face paint, dead woman in morgue, dead woman, black magic, murder of a nude woman, dead prostitute ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, partners, life is a bitch, crime, partners against crime, uncover truth, missing person, street kid, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 143
Midnight Heat (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A story of cops, hookers, killers, and pimps; all centered around one sleazy night in the late 1980's. A cocaine addicted homicide detective (Jake Norvell) is brought out of suspension in order to trail a local prostitute (Bianca Queen) who may ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, police, cocaine, emotional breakdown, serial killer, criminal, gun, murder, sex scene, drugs, nightlife ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mass murder, investigation, robbery, religions or cults, law enforcement, crimes, journalism, deadly, leadership, district attorney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, chases and races, false accusation, obsession, uncover truth, courtroom drama, track down, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3.6
 451
Game Over (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Spain, UK, Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, bleak, rough
Plot: true crime, court, trial, murder, murder investigation, friendship, murder trial, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jail, friend, father son relationship ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 101
Angel's Flight (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A series of murders involving a stripper (Indus Arthur) are investigated by a hard-drinking reporter (William Thourlby) in this late-entry film-noir.
Style: noir, slasher, neo noir
Plot: stripper, psychopath, rape, serial killer, rape and revenge, alcohol abuse, downtown
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - obviously by John, who left two letters for the police and his priest and ...
Plot: church, police, murder, debt, domineering mother, murder of family, new identity, fired from the job, murder investigation, dead children, child murder investigation, religion ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, death, police, danger, police investigation, life is a bitch, obsession, reward
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, racial slur, self mutilation, insanity, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 26K
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, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%