Movies like Memoir of a Murderer

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Memoir of a Murderer (2017)
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Memoir of a Murderer (2017)
Original name: 살인자의 기억법
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: serial killer, alzheimer's disease, father daughter relationship, vigilante, doubt, serendipity, police, serial murder, murder, daughter, memoir, confusion, forest, house, marriage proposal, tunnel, strangulation, dementia, prison, fight, death, snow, photograph, literature, blood ...

Most similar movies to Memoir of a Murderer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about murder, crimes, serial killer, violence, danger, police and blood mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Memoir of a Murderer: No Mercy (2010), Confession of Murder (2012), The Chaser (2008), A Hard Day (2014), I Saw the Devil (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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No Mercy (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Forensic pathologist Kang (Seol Kyeong-gu) is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min (Han Hye-jin) points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho (Ryoo Seung-beom), as the primary suspect. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police investigation, autopsy, crime, mind game, crimes, forensics, threat, tragic hero, arrest, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, dark humor, chases and races, investigation, murder confession, trap, frame up, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, wannabe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, pimp, prostitute, police investigation, chase, race against time, disappearance, search, interrogation, woman in danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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100%
 7.2
 12K
A Hard Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: corrupt cop, police, funeral, crimes, murder, life turned upside down, hit and run, police corruption, anti heroes, anti hero, blackmail, hit by a car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, revenge, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, sadism, cat and mouse, strong violent content, beating, mercilessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
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100%
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Cut Off (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, sexy
Plot: abduction, finding a dead body, serial killer, island, riddles and clues, kidnapped daughter, rape, coroner, death, clue, blizzard, danger ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
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The Plagues of Breslau (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills another person. Police officer Helena Rus thinks the killings are done by one man only and decides to reveal the killer's identity by getting back in 18th century history of the city.
Style: captivating, tense, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police, police detective, revenge, uncover truth, danger, crimes, violence, art, masked killer ...
Place: poland
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Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
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26%
Movie in collections
 5.6
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Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, salvation, murder, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 17K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A police task force traps an online predator, only to discover that the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, tragic past, vigilante, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, fbi agent, psychopath, investigation, kidnap, pedophile, schizophrenia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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25%
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former cop looks back on the case which left him disabled and forced him to quit the force.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, intense
Plot: police, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, constable, suspect, paperboy, student, police officer, double murder, car accident, flashback
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25%
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked ...
Style: factual, suspense, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gang, serial killer, vengeance, mafia, police, mob boss, murder, police detective, chase, police investigation, danger, corruption ...
Time: year 2005
Place: south korea
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25%
Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The unknown, large mafia organization is now showing its true face. The pressure that GSI and John Falk and his family have put on the organization, makes them fight back on all fronts. The rule book is thrown out. But to go after Johan Falk's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: criminal underworld, police, mafia, police officer killed, gunfight, murder, organized crime, torture, police procedural, mercilessness, vengeance, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
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Our Town (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kyung-ju is a struggling novelist who writes violent and gory murder mysteries. When a fierce argument with his landlady ends in her death, he stages the killing so that it looks like the act of the serial killer that has been terrorizing his ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, track down, danger, rivalry, mystery, who done it, law enforcement, wannabe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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25%
 4.6
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Red Team (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FBI Agent Jason Chandler has devoted his life to enforcing the law. But on the trail of a series of mysterious murders surrounding some of society's deadliest serial killers, Agent Chandler is forced down a path where no one can be trusted. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, murder, track down, master criminal, good versus evil, mind game, who done it, investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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25%
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64 Squares (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: chess, friendship, murder, race against time, revenge, police, father daughter relationship, police officer, gun, rain, shot to death, self sacrifice ...
Place: kashmir
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24%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, death, police, danger, police investigation, life is a bitch, obsession, reward
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A 5 member gang, led by Seok-Tae (Kim Yun-Seok), kidnaps a baby boy named Hwa-Yi and raises the baby like their own son. The baby boy is now 17 years old (Yeo Jin-Goo) and has turned into a lethal killer. Taking part in his father's gang, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, chase, teenage boy, criminal, deception, gunfight, investigation, human monster, murder, crime family, parents and children, hitman ...
Place: korea
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24%
Movie in collections
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Villain (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: ADGP Mathew Manjooran, returns to work after a seven-month sabbatical, only to take voluntary retirement. His last day has him investigating a case involving triple murder, including a police officer. Soon a pattern emerges and each clue also links ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: ex-cop, murder investigation, police investigation, serial killer, graphic violence, investigator, police detective, police officer, investigation, evidence, interrogation, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
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24%
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Uro (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Turning his back on a delinquent past and joining the police force, HP is determined to start doing the right thing. Soon he finds himself trapped in a web of lies, stretching out from both sides of the law. HP soon realizes that his present mission ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: working undercover, crimes, undercover, rivalry, police corruption, undercover cop, police, murder, danger, mysterious past, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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24%
 6.5
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Believer (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A detective goes undercover in a drug ring and allies with a member of the drug ring in order to take it down.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, psychological, suspense
Plot: master villain, undercover cop, drug dealer, drug cartel, mysterious past, impersonation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, gang leader, crimes, murder ...
Place: south korea
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23%
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Downrange (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: survival, sniper, car accident, murder, road trip, blood, gore, police, no survivors, wolf, rifle, fire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, death, police, murderer, rapist, serial murder, brutality, violence, psychopath, killing spree ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, maniac, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, prisoner, male female relationship, escape, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, murder, danger, mother son relationship, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.3
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Slasher.com (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After meeting online, Jack and Kristy go on a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store.
Style: rough, suspense, scary, psychological
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, violence, female psychopath, father daughter relationship, forest, back from the dead, tied feet, death, deadly, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
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V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: runaway, investigation, maniac, injustice, crimes, murderer, revenge, rivalry, murder, immorality, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north korea, south korea, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Merciless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jae-ho, who aims to become the number one in a crime organization, gets to build up trust with Hyun-su, an ambitious newbie in the prison. While they try to take over the organization after the prison release, their ulterior motives starts to emerge.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison gang, prison, gang, murder, violence, gay love, desperation, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, arrest, tough guy, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chief of the ‘Special Crime Unit’, OH Gu-tak, looks for the former gangster, PARK Woong-chul, whom he had worked with before, and recruits a con artist, KWAK No-soon, and a convicted cop, KO Yoo-sung in the new team. With new blood, the ‘Bad ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: forensics, group of criminals, crime investigation, escaped convict, crime boss, police detective, dark hero, murder, mob boss, animal cruelty, fighting crime, criminal underworld ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.3
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Undefeatable (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) who, along with her gang, take part in Mafia-run street fights to earn money for her sister's college education. Kristi's sister hopes to become a doctor and pay for Kristi's education.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, law enforcement, buddies, crimes, rivalry, partners, vengeance, siblings relations, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%