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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, crimes, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, crime, danger, who done it, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, mind game, deadly, rivalry, maniac, gay, violence, tough guy, gun, homosexual, satanist, satanism, shot to death, gun violence
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 deadly, murder, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, crime and psychopath mostly in Crime, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Son of Sam: Curse of the Zodiac (2007), Kemper (2008), B.T.K. Killer (2005), 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, law enforcement, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, woman in danger, danger, investigation, rivalry, police investigation, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
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95%
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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, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, crimes, violence spree, crime, police investigation, police detective, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, animal life, crimes, who done it, life is a bitch, chases and races, special agents, chase, rivalry, danger, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, secret society, police detective, police investigation, obsession, stalking, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: crimes, crime, deadly, serial killer, murder, danger, stalking, rivalry, gore, devil worship, blood, gang violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, killer, bodily dismemberment, dangerous attraction, who done it, gory, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, femme fatale, mind game, violence spree ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.7
 179
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: investigation, prostitute, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it, crime, crimes, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 950
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, danger, woman in danger, stalking, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, small town life, dishonesty, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, heavy metal culture, crime, dangerous attraction, police station, psychopath, crimes, who done it, murderous pair, rivalry, police investigation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, deadly, woman in danger, police investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: psychological, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, alcohol abuse, investigation, haunted by the past, single parent, small town, law enforcement, small town life, deadly, mind game, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, psychological, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, stalking, partners against crime, mentally unstable, chases and races, maniac, police detective, police officer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 161
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, journalism, murder, kidnapping, psychopath, mystery, danger, woman in danger, crime, crimes, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, chase, rivalry, mind game, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 774
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: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, chases and races, murder, rebellion, investigation, rivalry, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: rough, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, violence spree, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation, danger, stalking, woman in danger, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.6
 368
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, curses spells and rituals, dealing with death, crimes, who done it, danger, mystery, deadly, religions or cults, investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, crime, child killer, electric chair, obsession, law enforcement, deadly, manhunt, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.7
 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: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, manhunt, slasher, master criminal, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: computers and web, fall in love, mystery, crime, crimes, programmer, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mind game, danger, police investigation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, vengeance, crime, chases and races, danger, obsession, ex cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 627
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, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, partners, track down, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, terminal illness, murder, police investigation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, offbeat, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police detective, baseball, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 669
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crime, who done it, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, mind game, fall in love, life is a bitch, crimes, tough law enforcer, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, scary, rough, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, gory, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, danger, woman in danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 1.3
 266
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: psychological, rough, realistic, scary, serious
Plot: serial killer, slasher, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, deadly creature, who done it, murder, reincarnation, psychopath, rivalry, mummy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 393
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: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, who done it, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, dealing with death, chases and races, crimes, haunted by the past, investigation, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, who done it, law enforcement, gory, deadly, crime, crimes, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 339
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, dangerous attraction, partners against crime, crime, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%