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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer, rivalry, mind game, curses spells and rituals, murderer, violence, tough guy, satanist, satanism, who done it, maniac, gay, homosexual, danger, deadly, shot to death, gun, gun violence, crime
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, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Son of Sam: Curse of the Zodiac (2007), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Kemper (2008), Gone but Not Forgotten (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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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95%
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: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, who done it, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, prison ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, violence, law enforcement, insanity, self mutilation, racial slur, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, murderer, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, scary, rough, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, blasphemy, devil worship, gang violence, satanist, violence, stalking, rivalry, satanism, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, murder, secret society, mind game, police investigation, police detective, master criminal, rivalry, woman in danger, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: scary, rough, psychological, slasher, serious ...
Plot: murder, bodily dismemberment, psychopath, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer, violence spree, cons and scams, who done it, femme fatale, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, love affair, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, serial killer, couples, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: scary, serious, rough, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: murder of a prostitute, psychopath, murder, serial killer, prostitute, police investigation, mind game, investigation, who done it, police detective, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, investigation, police detective, psychopath, obsession, kidnapping, cannibalism, child murder, murder, s&m, electric chair ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: mystery, mind game, investigation, fighting the system, false accusation, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, murder, fall in love, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, rivalry, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, mind game, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 180
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist, bank, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, partners against crime, mentally unstable, stalking, police detective, police officer, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: scary, psychological, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, police detective, parents and children, murder, supernatural, law enforcement, psychiatrist, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, psychopath, murder investigation, mysterious villain, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: rough, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, single parent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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: realistic, serious, scary, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dealing with death, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, who done it, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, narcissism, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, crimes, youth, rivalry, violence, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, scary, rough, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, woman in danger, tough heroes, brutality, psycho killer, killing spree, mexican border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, track down, crimes, woman in danger, violence, brutality, murder, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%