Movies like Joel

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Joel (2018)
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Joel (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The shocking story of Joel Rifkin, a troubled young man whose hidden fantasies of power and control combined with his obsessive dedication to prostitutes led him to embark on one of the New York area’s most notorious murder sprees, claiming seventeen victims in the late eighties and early nineties.
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, true crime, prostitution
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Joel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about serial killer, murder, female nudity, crimes, deadly, prostitute and crime mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Joel: Hole (2010), The Devil's Dolls (2016), Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985), Aroused (1966), Dead & Nowhere (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 53
Hole (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ed Kunkle is a convicted felon tormented by his own demons. Eve Adams is a single woman trying to cope with a tragic loss. Bodie Jameson is the detective looking for answers. All 3 lives intertwine with horrific consequences when their fears come ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: psycho, serial killer, true crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Devil's Dolls (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brutal serial killer is finally gunned down in the middle of carrying out one last heinous act of bloody murder. In the maniac’s possession, a box of Guatemalan talismans, which mistakenly end up being sold as charm jewelry in Chloe’s ...
Plot: serial killer, tied feet, murder, devil
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, police detective, psychopath, sexual abuse, slasher, law enforcement, gory, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 122
Aroused (1966)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In Manhattan, prostitutes are being murdered by a psycho. A detective is assigned to track him down and bring him in.
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, sex, exploitation, prostitution, castration, prostitute, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Dead & Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Homicide cop Ray Maldonado has found a third dead hooker in as many days. The realization that he's got a serial killer on his hands hits him. Wanting to stop the string of murders, Maldonado turns to the obvious suspect: Street preacher Jimmy ...
Plot: bible, serial killer, prayer, prostitute, preacher, prostitution, taxi driver, crime scene, homeless man, taxi ride, rosary, religion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 4K
Strangled (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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 ...
Plot: serial killer, male rape, communism, woman strangled to death, investigation, murder, attempted murder, male nudity, strangulation, dead woman
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 130
The Sex Killer (1967)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A loner who works in a mannequin factory stalks and strangles women in Times Square.
Plot: necrophilia, serial killer, mannequin, prostitution, exploitation, rape, female nudity, murder, times square manhattan new york city
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 231
Reaper (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. A young woman is murdered in the woods nearby, in circumstances similar to those in his bestselling novel, "Reaper". Faced with increasing pressure ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sexual murder, writer's block, motel, sheriff, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.
Plot: serial killer, blackmail, motorcycle gang, murder, violence, biker, kidnapping, bound and gagged, abduction, hitman, murder for hire
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
American Nightmare (1983)
Genre: Horror, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.
Plot: murder, slasher, prostitution, father daughter incest, large breasts, female nudity, bare breasts, transvestite, murder of a nude woman, stripper, serial killer, throat slitting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 429
Night Visitor (1989)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager (Derek Rydall) insists he saw a satanist (Allen Garfield) kill the call girl next door, and tries to prove it.
Style: psychological, rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, high school, prostitute, satanism, supernatural ability, school, missing person, voyeurism, law enforcement, crime, teenage life, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 84
Disposable (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What if a man with a mental condition, living in a fantasy world and detached from all emotional responsibility, is in real life the prime suspect for a series of murders targeting young women? Bill Thompson awakens to reality when forced to ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, car accident, election, power, knife, wealth, stabbing, political conspiracy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Stone Cold Dead (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, murder, working undercover, crime, crimes, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, psychopath, stalker ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, small town, murder, deadly, small town life, teenage life, gory, investigation, life is a bitch, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 210
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: mind bending, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, race against time, homicide detective, police investigation, murder, amateur detective, tough heroes, deadly, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.0
 133
Cardiac Arrest (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The "Missing Heart Murders" are plaguing San Francisco - dead bodies that turn up with their hears surgically removed! So a weak-stomached homicide cop looks into the possibilities of a black market for human organs, while across town a ...
Plot: investigation, surgery, serial killer, murder, body part, hospital
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Night Stalker (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A tough homicide cop is assigned to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.
Plot: serial killer, police, immortality, murder of a prostitute, murder of a nude woman, dead woman, black magic, woman's neck broken, neck breaking, dead woman on bed, murder of a policewoman, dead woman in morgue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 409
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence spree, crimes, slasher, police detective, isolation, police investigation, who done it, crime, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Taught in Cold Blood (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A troubled teen is torn between a girl who loves him and a mysterious stranger who pushes him to kill.
Plot: stalking, murder, death, matricide, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 1K
The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, filmmaking, media satire, crimes, crime, deadly, voyeur, misogynist, bare breasts, rape and murder, outdoor sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 1.3
 266
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, realistic, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, deadly creature, psychopath, reincarnation, law enforcement, rivalry, mummy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 138
Midnight Heat (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A story of cops, hookers, killers, and pimps; all centered around one sleazy night in the late 1980's. A cocaine addicted homicide detective (Jake Norvell) is brought out of suspension in order to trail a local prostitute (Bianca Queen) who may ...
Plot: sleazy, emotional breakdown, pimp, sex scene, gun, prostitute, criminal, police, murder, cocaine, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 13K
Creep 2 (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After finding an ad online for “video work,” Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men, thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming ...
Plot: serial killer, found footage, murder, stream, beard, stabbed, shower, pubic hair, obsession, female full frontal nudity, stabbing, hidden camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Night of the Strangler (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In New Orleans, a relationship between a black man and a white girl leads to a string of murders.
Plot: serial killer, murder disguised as suicide, murder of wife, dead woman in bath tub, murder of a pregnant woman, drowning in a bathtub, murder, brother brother relationship, woman drowned, murder of sister, racism, pregnant woman murdered ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve ...
Plot: sheriff, serial killer, prostitute, murder, private investigator, slasher, brawl, hanged man, knife, throat slitting, blood, bare breasts ...
Time: 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost Festival (1985)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Story: A psychopath solicits ghostly help to find out who killed his wife, and then concocts a bizarre plan to get vengeance.
Plot: serial killer, female nudity, murder, vengeful ghost, murder of a nude woman, shot in the chest, female full frontal nudity, gang rape, violence against women, taxi driver, nude woman murdered, woman in bra and panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, who done it, crime, dangerous attraction, investigation, buddies, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.0
 180
Laser Moon (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A radio DJ helps two police detectives hunt down a serial killer who kills women using a surgical laser instrument during every full moon and whom makes taunting phone calls the radio station.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, laser, stripper, police detective, serial killer, full moon, psycho killer, radio dj, taunting, psycho, divorce, disc jockey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sinister Minister (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A serial killer masquerades as a preacher in order to prey on women. His last wife may have committed suicide and his current wife is sick. Single mom Trish and her daughter move to town and are in jeopardy of becoming his next victims.
Plot: seduction, murder, drugs, minister, church, serial killer, police detective, pot smoking, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 212
Speck (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Gruesome true story of murderer Richard Speck who killed eight nursing students in one night in Chicago during the late sixties. The story also follows him to his prison fate and uncovers more of his strange behavoir before his death.
Plot: violence, murder, evil man, nurse, sadist, torture, serial killer, rape
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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