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, deadly, mind game, 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 crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, serial killer, crime and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Son of Sam: Curse of the Zodiac (2007), Kemper (2008), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, rivalry, hostages, curses spells and rituals, mystery, crime, who done it, mind game, police investigation, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
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95%
 3.2
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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, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, stalking, slasher, police investigation, police detective, investigation, danger, isolation, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: mind game, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, crime, who done it, crimes, mystery, riddles and clues, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police detective, investigation, rivalry, chase, mind game, special agents, chases and races, police investigation, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, bleak, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, secret society, murder, woman in danger, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, gory, psychopath, danger, stalking, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 951
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, crime, who done it, uncover truth, deadly, mind game, stalking, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, boss and employee, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: stalking, danger, crimes, crime, murder, rivalry, serial killer, deadly, blasphemy, satanism, gore, drug use ...
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: realistic, scary, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, killer, bodily dismemberment, femme fatale, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, rivalry, violence spree, dangerous attraction, slasher ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.5
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, couples, rivalry, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, rivalry, crime, who done it, dangerous attraction, murderous pair, slasher, heavy metal culture, psychopath, police station, police detective, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, serial killer, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, single parent, haunted by the past, psychopath, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, psychopath, kidnapping, crimes, mystery, crime, deadly, police investigation, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, 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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, crimes, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, danger, stalking, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 163
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, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, deadly, investigation, police detective, rivalry, psychopath, crimes, crime, chases and races, battles, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, dealing with death, who done it, crime, murder, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, fall in love, mystery, false accusation, psychopath, computers and web, crimes, witnessing a crime, investigation, police investigation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 1K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, police detective, obsession, kidnapping, psychopath, danger, deadly, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 637
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, partners, murder, terminal illness, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: offbeat, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police detective, baseball, who done it, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, stalking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, vengeance, danger, crime, chases and races, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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: scary, realistic, serious, rough, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, gory, law enforcement, deadly, tough heroes, chases and races, crime, rivalry, kidnapping, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 1.3
 268
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: serious, psychological, rough, realistic, scary
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, deadly creature, who done it, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, deadly, reincarnation, slasher, psychopath, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, concierge, privacy invasion, crime, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir heiress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 398
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, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, danger, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, hitman, serial killer, police detective, police investigation, investigation ...
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: rough, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, prostitute, murder, who done it, crime, slasher, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crime, crimes, investigation, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%