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

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 deadly, crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, serial killer and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Son of Sam: Curse of the Zodiac (2007), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Black Dahlia (2006), Kemper (2008), Ulli Lommel's Zodiac 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, gory, serial killer, mind game, crime, murder, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, gory, 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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    User:   65%
 
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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: rough, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, hollywood, gory, murderous pair, crime, serial killer, slasher, mind game, murder, violence spree, bodily dismemberment, killer ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
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    User:   62%
 
 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, realistic, scary, 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
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    User:   41%
 
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: amateur detective, gory, 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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    User:   49%
 
 4.5
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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, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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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, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, prison, investigation, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, 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
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, 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:   40%
    User:   45%
 
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3 Blind Mice
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 ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 3.7
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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, realistic, tense
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
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, realistic, psychological, tense ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
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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:   36%
    User:   42%
 
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, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   34%
 
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, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, crime, protagonist as suspect, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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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, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, police station, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, obsession, murder, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 5.3
 653
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 5.6
 761
Order of Death
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: crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, mind game, investigation, police corruption, murder, psychopath, battles, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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The Gray Man
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, crime, obsession, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, child murder, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
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The Barber
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, small town, slasher, mystery, investigation, mind game, isolation, psychopath, murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
The Prophet's Game
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, crime, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, mind game, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, serial killer, urban, mind game, murder, missing person, psychopath, subway, psychopathic killer, rape, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
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The Gunman
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 ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
 1.3
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Mummy Maniac
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: serious, rough, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: deadly creature, mummy, serial killer, slasher, police investigation, reincarnation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
 6.6
 325
Man on a Swing
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: small town, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, murder, clairvoyant, molestation, red herring ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
Brother's Keeper
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, special agents, legal investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, psychopath, murder, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
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Sanctimony
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, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, slasher, mystery, murder, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
 5.6
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, reluctant partners, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
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