Movies and TV shows like The Mantis

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The Mantis (2017)
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The Mantis (2017)
Original name: La Mante
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, haunted by the past, killings, police, mind game, strong female character, sociopath, investigation, psychopath, track down, prison, law enforcement, deadly, cruelty, peril, violence, maniac, human monster, serial murder, manhunt, murder, terror, wannabe, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to The Mantis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and realistic films and TV series with plots about serial killer, murder, crimes, murder investigation, police, investigation and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Mantis: Prodigal Son (2019), Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Following (2013), Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Prodigal Son (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.
Style: psychological, brutal, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: psychological trauma, murder investigation, serial killer, expert, profiler, repressed memory, haunted by the past, father son relationship, police, nypd, childhood trauma, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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100%
Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Investigator Jan and profiler Louise constantly move around in the thrilling periphery of a murderer's view as they link a series of killings.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, police, violence, abduction, murder, twists & turns, investigation, danger, mystery, realism, mentally unstable ...
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100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, maniac, investigation, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, killings, special agents, crimes, crime, cult, police investigation, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, brutality, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes, danger, psychosis, murder, good versus evil, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Valhalla Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a dedicated cop hunt a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photo.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police corruption, child abuse, law enforcement, danger, murder investigation, partners against crime, police investigation, crime scene, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 247K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, cruelty, neo noir, deadly, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, florida, st. louis missouri, atlanta georgia ...
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100%
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 7.7
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The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, bleak, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, ritual, crime, police, reporter, violence, crimes, blood, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, victim, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, body mutilation, violence, tattoo parlor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love Me If You Dare (2015)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon Bo, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals. He’s a professor at The University of Maryland and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: psychological manipulation, sociopath, psychopath, love, serial killer, investigation, justice, maniac, cruelty, crime solving, police, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Wicked City (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: “Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police, murder investigation, police detective, murder, crimes, danger, uncover truth, couples, friendship, violence, lapd ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 90
Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Choi Su Jung, a 16-year-old high school student, is brutally murdered by a serial killer. Her friend Young Jin gets to take a phone call from the killer and says that she’ll find and kill him. Over two decades later, Young Jin has become a police ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful, macabre
Plot: serial killer, revenge, investigation, cruelty, surveillance, peril, maniac, obsession, chase, crimes, bullying, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 63
Rabbies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Although Czech republic is country free of rabbies, some cases of infected animals appear near one of villages in Sumava region. Virologist Pavel Rogl, that is in his thirties, has task to inspect the situation, supervise the vaccination and find ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: crime investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, scientist, investigation, murder investigation, rabies, infection, czech village, police investigator, investigator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield who led the enquiry.
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, serial killer, murder investigation, true crime, mass murder, murder, rape
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Arne Dahl: A Midsummer Night Dream (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A series of brutal murders of Polish women who secretly hiding in Sweden becomes the new A - team first case. The victims prove to be key witnesses in a major lawsuit against the Polish mafia . Three of them have been found murdered in the space of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: murder, serial killer, police, mafia, police investigation, investigation, deadly, crimes, danger, law enforcement, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 12K
Psycho Raman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young Cop keeps growing as he closely follows him ...
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, drug addiction, violence, investigation, chase, drugs, police detective, psychopath, murder, psychopathic killer, psycho killer ...
Time: year 2013, year 2015, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Arne Dahl: The Blinded Man (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Arne Dahl - Misterioso A failed robbery attempt at Sydbanken outside Avesta leaves one robber lying dead with a dart through his eye, but there are no witnesses to the incident and no perpetrator is ever identified. In Stockholm, three high-profile ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, assassination, deadly, crimes, police, murder investigation, crime, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 751
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, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, danger, deadly, race against time, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The New York Butcher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: For rookie cop Linda Blair and serial killer Clive Barker, the biggest challenge they'll both face, is looking in the mirror.
Style: suspense, tense, rough, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, secret past, investigation, psychopath, serial killer, murder, revenge, police, friendship, pursuit, sociopath, terror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, lifesaver, track down, murder investigation, special agents, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, crime, hunt down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, race against time, deadly, therapy, crimes, crime, chases and races, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 757
La Zona (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, quarantine, murder, serial killer, police, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, nuclear war, society, police officer, family relations, city ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, psychopath, murder, handcuffs, special agents, small town, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 3K
Profiler (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, crimes, mind game, good versus evil, serial killer, murder, danger, fbi, haunted by the past, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, murder, who done it, psychopath, crime gone awry, crime, law enforcement, hostages, woman in danger, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: psychological thriller, atmospheric, clever, suspense, psychological
Plot: fbi, maniac, serial killer, true crime, mind game, investigation, crimes, violence, manipulation, murder, human monster, convict ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, serial killer, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, family secrets, family secret, secret, cover up, betrayal, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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