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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, crimes, true crime, thief, stalker, murder, murder investigation, satanist, police partner, heat wave, psycho killer, police investigation, homicide detective, lynch mob, police sergeant, police protagonist, breaking and entering, pentagram, 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, crimes, police investigation, police, deadly and serial murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker: The Todd Killings (1971), Des (2020), The Postcard Killings (2020), Night Visions (1990), Out of the Darkness (1985). 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, cousin, psycho, two killers, strangler, police detective, psychopath, investigation, rape, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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95%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: slasher, splatter
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, teenage girl, death, police, teenager, small town, drugs, burial, high school, homosexual ...
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona
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84%
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Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 143 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, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, true crime, detective inspector, police, murder, murderer, who done it, death, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Postcard Killings (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
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, homicide detective, incest, murder investigation, murder of daughter, police investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, brother sister relationship, honeymoon, police protagonist, homicidal maniac ...
Place: stockholm sweden, munich germany, madrid, london, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape, crimes
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serial killer, police investigation, failed pilot, police, police captain, murder, police detective, psychic power, psychic, team up, falling to death
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, parent child relationship, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, clergy, stalking, law enforcement, mystery, police investigation, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, lifetime, homicidal maniac, taunting, murderer, serial murder, investigation, murder investigation, police investigation, killing spree, criminal ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence spree, violence, rage, brutality, hate crime, killing spree, teenager, mental disorder, exploitation, killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 20K
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: tense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, police investigation, murder, forensics, bureaucracy, crimes, corpse, execution, sexual sadism, psychiatrist ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1987, year 1986, year 1983 ...
Place: russia, ussr, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Yara (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The murder of 13-year-old Yara Gambirasio shocks the little town of Brembate di Sopra, Italy. To bring the culprit to justice, prosecutor Letizia Ruggeri only has one tenuous lead: a bit of DNA that's not much help without a database to compare ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: murder, prosecutor, murder investigation, investigation, true crime, cold case, forensics, puzzle, murder mystery, mystery, uncover truth, crime investigation ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, manhunt, serial rape, true crime, mental illness, woman in danger, psychopath, murder, police investigation, rapist, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, usa, colorado, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Unabomber: The True Story (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The real story behind the hunt for Theodore J. Kaczynski, later known as the Unabomber, a terrorist who sent several bombs through the mail, alarming authorities and society. The movie follows a postal inspector who tracks down the suspect; a ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, university, bombing, true crime, environmental issue, cabin
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rillington Place (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In 1950, Timothy Evans was hanged for the murder of his baby daughter Geraldine. The police also believed that he had killed his wife Beryl. But to his final moments Evans protested his innocence. Three years later, a gruesome discovery at 10 ...
Style: dark, realistic, melancholic, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: serial killer, murder, true crime, alter ego, criminal, hidden identity, british, mentally unstable, murderer, male female relationship, murder mystery, tv show ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murderer, murder, death, police, rape, crimes, rapist, serial murder, maniac, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, serial rapist, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, who done it, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tense, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, missing person, partners against crime, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, murder, partners, life is a bitch, uncover truth, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, weird
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, violence, psychopath, racial slur, insanity, self mutilation, law enforcement, crimes, mental disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serial killer, crimes, child abuse, police, church, murder, runaway, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, murderer, child murder investigation, murder of family ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, serial rapist, double life, murder, crimes, police investigation, true crime, strangulation, mystery, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: erotic, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, lapd, killer, hollywood, crimes, violence, friendship, couples ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: slasher, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, baseball, murder, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, psychological, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: maniac, fbi, serial killer, murderer, true crime, mind game, investigation, manipulation, human monster, crimes, homicidal maniac, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, journalism, newspaper, psycho, kidnapping, woman in danger, murder, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, strangulation, prostitute, crimes, murder, police investigation, violence, serial rapist, psychopath, death, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, robbery, investigation, religions or cults, journalism, law enforcement, district attorney, legends and myths, obsession, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, murder of a prostitute, murder, missing person, police, african american protagonist, serial murder, police station, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former cop looks back on the case which left him disabled and forced him to quit the force.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, intense
Plot: murder mystery, police, investigation, serial killer, constable, police officer, crime solving, crime investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, unsolved crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sexy, mind bending, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police, psychopath, murder, phone sex, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media, investigation, chase, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, factual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, manhunt, sexual predator, rapist, drug overdose, rape and murder, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%