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, crimes, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, crime, danger, who done it, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, mind game, deadly, rivalry, maniac, gay, murderer, violence, tough guy, gun, homosexual, satanist, satanism, 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, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation 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), Nightstalker (2009), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005). 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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, amateur detective, journalism, danger, gory, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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95%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, special agents, life is a bitch, deadly, chase, rivalry, who done it, master criminal, animal life, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
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59%
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, slasher, woman in danger, danger, crimes, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, violence spree, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, scary, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, devil worship, stalking, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, blood, satanist, gang violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, police detective, private detective, danger, police investigation, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, bodily dismemberment, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, deadly, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, violence spree, who done it, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: disturbing, scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, secret society, murder, danger, psychopath, amateur detective, woman in danger, slasher, crimes, stalking, mind game, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes, psychopath, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, protagonist as suspect, crime, deadly, amateur detective, woman in danger, stalking, serial killer, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prostitute, serial killer, police investigation, who done it, investigation, mind game, slasher, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, haunted by the past, mental illness, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, violence spree, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, danger, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, scary
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly creature, psychopath, murder, police detective, supernatural, mummy, police investigation, slasher, reincarnation, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, danger, deadly, police detective, psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, who done it, deadly, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, stalking, mentally unstable, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, police investigation, deadly, track down, rivalry, race against time, danger, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Murder at the Presidio (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the only homicide committed on the famed San Francisco Military base. A military Criminal Investigations Officer goes beyond his orders to get to the facts behind what appears to be a robbery-motivated killing. What he ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, military, uncover truth, military life, investigation, deadly, fighting the system, law enforcement, haunted by the past, crimes, who done it, military base ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, false accusation, mystery, fighting the system, fall in love, deadly, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, police detective, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, track down, deadly, who done it, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, journalism, murder, kidnapping, psychopath, mystery, woman in danger, police investigation, deadly, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, florida, miami
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30%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, urban, gory, psychopath, deadly, crime, mystery, ratings, law enforcement, police investigation, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, rough, scary, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, confined, life is a bitch, deadly, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, life is a bitch, psychopath, single parent, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, murder, manipulations, serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulation, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, teenage life, murder, law enforcement, family life, danger, deadly, crimes, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, danger, murder, haunted by the past, law enforcement, mind game, introspection, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, master criminal, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, vengeance, danger, chases and races, crime, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%