Movies like Son of Sam

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Son of Sam
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, crime, mind game, murder, police investigation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, satanist, maniac, satanism, gun violence, tough guy, homosexual, gay, shot to death, gun, violence
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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The Deliberate Stranger
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
185 min.
 7.5
The Night Strangler
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
74 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Son of Sam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, police investigation, serial killer, 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), Anamorph (2007), Green River Killer (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Curse of the Zodiac
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: gory, amateur detective, serial killer, crime, mind game, murder, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   95%
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B.T.K. Killer
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, scary, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gory, master criminal, serial killer, slasher, special agents, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, serial murder, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   61%
 
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Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, prison, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
 3.5
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Kemper
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, scary, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   46%
 
 5.5
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Anamorph
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, crime, police station, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, obsession, murder, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Green River Killer
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, gory, slasher, investigation, murder, mind game, psychopath, who done it, police investigation, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
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System:   50%
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Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer
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: gory, amateur detective, master criminal, serial killer, crime, slasher, mind game, murder, stalking, obsession, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
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Nightstalker
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murderous pair, crime, heavy metal, serial killer, slasher, police station, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 4.7
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Gacy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, suburbs, mind game, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, democrat, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
The Rosary Murders
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, protagonist as suspect, crime, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
 5.9
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Relentless
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, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, vengeance, murder, revenge, police, violence, vigilante, death, mentor, murderous pair ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 4.5
 942
American Crime
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, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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Black Dahlia
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: serious, rough, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: gory, hollywood, femme fatale, murderous pair, crime, serial killer, slasher, mind game, murder, violence spree, bodily dismemberment, killer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
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Quiet Kill
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, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, mind game, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
The Deliberate Stranger
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, true crime, track down, uncover truth, murder, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, seattle, usa, utah
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
Try to Remember
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, small town, murder, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
Skeletons in the Closet
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, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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The Killing Gene
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, investigation, psychopath, police investigation, crime, master criminal, serial killer, mystery, torture, mind game, murder, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 5.3
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Relentless 3
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, serial killer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
The Alphabet Killer
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
When the Bough Breaks
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, mind game, missing person, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 3.2
 543
Rough Draft
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, amateur detective, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, stalking, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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Out of the Darkness
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, gory, police investigation, urban, crime, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, danger, murder, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 5.4
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The Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, gory, investigation, mind game, murder, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
A Stranger Is Watching
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, serial killer, urban, mind game, murder, missing person, psychopath, psychopathic killer, subway, rape, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 616
1st to Die
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, reluctant partners, mystery, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 5.3
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True Blue
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 

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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
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 ...
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Plot: serial killer, crime, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher, mind game, stalking, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: texas, wisconsin, usa
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System:   34%
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Too Scared to Scream
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: slasher, crime, gory, amateur detective, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance, murder, manipulations, voyeurism, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city
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System:   34%
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