Movies like The Cold Light of Day 1996

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The Cold Light of Day (1996)
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The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, serial killer, con artists, child abuse, crimes, psychopath, crime, graphic violence, mystery, police corruption, obsessive quest, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, bait, unlikely criminals, child killer, female nudity, literature, peeping, murder, child murder, child murder investigation
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Cold Light of Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, serial killer, crime, psychopath and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Cold Light of Day: Perfect Prey (1998), Jill Rips (2000), The Man on the Balcony (1993), Last Screening (2011), Six-Pack (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychologist, texas ranger, obsession, woman in danger, kidnapping, graphic violence, criminal psychologist, psychopath, police detective, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
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95%
 4.0
 881
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, legal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, child murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.6
 317
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, danger, psychopath, theater, small town, deadly, murder, violence, crimes, woman in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 640
Six-Pack (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose in Paris and he seems to be an american citizen working in the US embassy and being in the middle of a french-american economical affair.
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, who done it, murder, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, politics, bait, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Twist of Faith (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, serial killer, crime, murderous pair, redemption, obsession, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, who done it, religions or cults, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 994
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, anti heroes, deadly, anti hero, friendship, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.6
 539
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, siblings relations, track down, police investigation, mind game, manhunt, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police detective, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 107
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, artists and showbiz, performer's life, music band, deadly, college ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 413
Papertrail (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, murder, deadly, investigation, woman in danger, obsession, who done it, danger, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Daughter's Keeper (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An American writer in England takes his children and a newly hired nanny on a trip to South Africa while his wife, a reporter, is on assignment. He has an affair with the nanny, but when he refuses to leave his wife for her, the nanny gets her ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, investigation, nanny, psychopath, kidnapping, murder, couples, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, society, law enforcement, graphic violence, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
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After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, disability, couples, who done it, mind game, deadly, danger, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, manipulation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, infidelity, couple relations, crime, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
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Night Vision (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psycho serial killer who videotapes each of his bloody conquests is on the loose, and it's up to alcoholic motorcycle cop Dak and his new tough-as-nails partner, Kristen, to bring him to justice. But as the body count increases, so does the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, alcohol abuse, martial arts, injustice, psychopath, chases and races, crime, chase, graphic violence, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
5150 Rue des Ormes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans ...
Style: psychological, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chess, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, confinement indoors, obsession, deadly, crimes, confined, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, danger, murder, crimes, journalism, stalking, deadly, riddles and clues, law enforcement, twins, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, graphic violence, sexual content, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 405
Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Patrick stars as a private investigator traumatized by his father's suicide who goes undercover in a mental institution to uncover the murderer of his psychiatrist.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, crimes, amateur detective, working undercover, murder, hospital, doctors and patients, clinic, cons and scams, mental illness, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 381
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, hidden identity, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, desert, on the road, murder, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, on the run, crime, danger, chases and races, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 371
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, chases and races, chase, amateur detective, crimes, manhunt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 705
Angel of Death (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, scary, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, investigation, mind game, danger, psychopath, murder, clergy, rivalry, deadly, slasher, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%