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Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
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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 the killer's lethal cross-hairs.
Style: captivating, psychological, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, death, murder, police, danger, police investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, reward

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Most similar movies to Awakening the Zodiac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, psychological and serious films with plots about murder, crimes, danger, serial killer, deadly, crime and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Awakening the Zodiac: The Night Stalker (2016), 6th Commandment Cross (2012), The Corrupted (2019), The Chronicles of Evil (2015), I Dream of Murder (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, police, death, murderer, rapist, serial murder, brutality, maniac, killing spree, psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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95%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, euthanasia, mercy killing, lawyer, suicide, murder, rivalry, crime, angel of death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Corrupted (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, escapades, murder, danger, corruption, society, family, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, police, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2012
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85%
The Chronicles of Evil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A detective accidentally kills a man and disposes of the body to protect his career. The next day he sees that someone has hanged the corpse from a crane for all to see. He takes charge of the murder investigation to protect himself and find out who ...
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, buried truth, hidden truth, life turned upside down, police detective, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, death
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, murder, danger, death, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, race against time, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Strangled (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfü. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, woman strangled to death, investigation, murder, strangulation, crimes, hunting, death, danger, psychopath, group shower, cruelty ...
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, danger, family, police, debt, violence, escapades, family relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 3K
Deep Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, murder investigation, policewoman, police, murder mystery, police partner, danger, crimes, death, gay subtext
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, rivalry, danger, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.3
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The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, police, interrogation, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, police detective, witnessing a crime, danger, escapades, evidence, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, scary, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, murder, duct tape over mouth, stalking, special agents, woman in danger, obsession, who done it, danger, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, exciting, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, murder, mother son relationship, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, danger, rescue, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, wilderness, siblings relations, murder, prison, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: murder, island, danger, crimes, crime, estate, confined, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, adult virgin, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, murder, investigation, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, uncover truth, danger, memory lapse, losing-it hero, suspicion, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 2K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, incompetent police, deadly, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, police corruption, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police protagonist, police officer, police, murder, crimes, murder investigation, heroes, society, chase, good versus evil, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%