Movies like Son of Sam

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Son of Sam (2008)
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would never be the same.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, based on true events
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, mind game, police investigation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, maniac, gay, violence, tough guy, homosexual, satanism, gun, shot to death, gun violence, satanist
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Son of Sam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, serial killer, crime, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Son of Sam: Curse of the Zodiac (2007), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Kemper (2008), Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005), Nightstalker (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, amateur detective, mind game, crime, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, psychopath, gory, master criminal, slasher, special agents, mind game, police investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.5
 397
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, secret society, murder, gory, amateur detective, master criminal, crime, slasher, mind game, stalking, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 1.9
 216
Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: serious, rough, realistic, scary
Plot: serial killer, crime, stalking, murder, crimes, deadly, danger, rivalry, satanist, blasphemy, satanism, gang violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 178
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, prostitute, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mind game, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 944
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 1.4
 913
Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Horror master Ulli Lommel is back with a terrifying tale of a copycat killer in Los Angeles. A young rookie cop and his team discover dismembered female bodies in L.A. similar to the Black Dahlia cold case from 1947. A serial killer seems to be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: killer, bodily dismemberment, murder, hollywood, femme fatale, gory, crime, murderous pair, serial killer, slasher, mind game, violence spree ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 761
Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, investigation, murder, psychopath, battles, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 1K
The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, child murder, murder, crime, obsession, psychopath, crimes, deadly, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, journalism, kidnapping, crime, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, deadly, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, exciting, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police officer, police investigation, psychopath, crime, vengeance, police detective, murderous pair, dead woman, partners against crime, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 540
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, baseball, psychopath, police detective, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, stalking, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.4
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, heavy metal, crime, murderous pair, police station, slasher, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, gory, urban, parent child relationship, crime, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 653
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.3
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, police investigation, false accusation, murder, voyeurism, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, scary, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, kidnapping, woman in danger, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 622
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, mystery, reluctant partners, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, art student, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, prostitute, slasher, investigation, obsession, mental illness, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, mystery, vengeance, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, chases and races, danger, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Green River Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, prostitute, gory, crime, slasher, investigation, mind game, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 3.5
 366
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dealing with death, investigation, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, crime, slasher, mystery, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 390
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, tough law enforcer, track down, who done it, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher, mind game, stalking, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 1.3
 263
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: rough, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, deadly creature, mummy, slasher, police investigation, reincarnation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In the Deep Woods (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A friend of Joanna has been killed by a serial killers who leaves the bodies in the woods. A strange guy who says is a private detective: Joanna begins to fear he might be the killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, police detective, funeral, murder, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, mystery, athlete's life, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%