Movies like Joel

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Joel
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, true crime, prostitute, murder, prostitution
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Joel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, serial killer, prostitute, deadly, crimes, psychopath and danger mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Joel: Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985), Dead & Nowhere (2008), H6: Diary of a Serial Killer (2005), Stone Cold Dead (1979), Blood Rage (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Confessions of a Serial Killer
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, gory, sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, crimes, prostitute, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
Dead & Nowhere
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: prayer, prostitute, bible, preacher, serial killer, bible quote, homeless man, prostitution, rosary, taxi ride, religion, taxi driver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
H6: Diary of a Serial Killer
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: H6 tells the story of Antonio Frau, a serial killer set free after serving 25 years in jail for the violent murder of his girlfriend. After inheriting and old motel from a relative he never knew, he sees this as a signal and takes to his holy task ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough
Plot: serial killer, gory, infidelity, psychopath, crimes, deadly, mentally unstable, prostitute, couple relations, sexual abuse, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
Stone Cold Dead
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, gangsters, serial killer, murder, working undercover, psychopath, stalker, police detective ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   61%
 
 5.0
 211
Blood Rage
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sexually frustrated young man kills hookers.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sociopath, psychopath, murder, stripper, sexual repression, prostitution, prostitute, obsession, misogyny, social decay, sleaze, dead woman on floor ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Rillington Place
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: In 1950, Timothy Evans was hanged for the murder of his baby daughter Geraldine. The police also believed that he had killed his wife Beryl. But to his final moments Evans protested his innocence. Three years later, a gruesome discovery at 10 ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: serial killer, murder, true crime
Time: 1940s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
 4.0
 487
Bad Bizness
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, strong sexual content, urban, hip hop, urban ghetto, special agents, police corruption, who done it, crimes, prostitute, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
Hong Kong Butcher
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Based on the life of Hong Kong serial killer Lam Kor-wan. He was arrested in 1982 after murdering four women.
Style: asian horror
Plot: police investigation, severed leg, brothel, violence against women, decapitation, murder of a nude woman, serial killer, severed head, dismemberment, arrest, taxi driver, nude woman murdered ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 5.5
 2K
Naked Fear
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Diana (Danielle De Luca) takes a job as a stripper in a sleepy New Mexico town, she's unaware that her fellow dancers have been disappearing. The local sheriff (Joe Mantegna) is stumped, but Diana learns the truth when she becomes the next ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: chase, manhunt, survival, desert, small town, kidnapping, woman in danger, chases and races, serial killer, danger, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 3.7
 178
Quiet Kill
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, mind game, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
Green River Killer
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, gory, slasher, investigation, murder, mind game, psychopath, who done it, police investigation, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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 494
Blood Sisters
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1974, a little boy tries to talk a little girl into getting naked for him, which she refuses and calls him a pervert. He then runs home, which happens to be a brothel where several (extremely unattractive) hookers and their johns roam around in ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, gory, college, haunted house, serial killer, slasher, zombie, vampire, stalking, murder, violence spree, college life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 4.6
 407
Night Visitor
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: high school, murder, curses spells and rituals, school, crime, crimes, satanism, deadly, mystery, youth, prostitute, best friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
The Lucifer Killings
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Story: The hunt for one of the most prolific serial killer begins.
Style: gothic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, murder, death, fear, true crime, bodies, gore, blood, thrill ride, darkness, lucifer
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Dark Moon Rising
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: small town, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, curses spells and rituals, small town life, danger, deadly, serial killer, werewolf, father son relationship, mysterious character, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: houston texas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 6.0
 2K
Jack's Back
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, murder, dangerous attraction, crime, woman in danger, who done it, scalpel, dual role, hypnosis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   47%
 
Pretty When You Cry
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, murder, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 4.0
 255
Terror on Tour
Genre: Crime, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rock band called "The Clowns" comes under suspicion of murder when several prostitutes are killed by individuals made up like members of the band.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, rock, gory, criminal's revenge, music band, mystery, musician's life, serial killer, addiction, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
Sketches of a Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly, crime, prostitute, slasher, art student, investigation, murder, obsession, mental illness, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso
Genre: Crime, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, victim, mother daughter reunion, drugged, body mutilation, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The Tale of Sweeney Todd
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to ...
Style: serious, tense, dark humor, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, murderous pair, serial killer, crime, store, crimes, danger, deadly, missing person, investigation, vengeance, under the surface ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Winter of Frozen Dreams
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, crime, gory, serial killer, investigation, college, university, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Edge of the Axe
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe.
Plot: serial killer, blood, falling down stairs, stabbed in the back, bar, shot in the chest, exterminator, gore, shot to death, blood splatter, prostitute, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
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Hide and Go Shriek
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of teenagers spends the night in a furniture store for a graduation party. A psycho killer starts to hunt them down and kill them off.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, serial killer, high school, slasher, school, store, student life, teenage life, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Criminally Insane
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating.
Plot: killing spree, obese, mental illness, prostitution, meat cleaver, gore, good versus evil, knife, corpse, bedroom, kitchen, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 3.6
 224
MindFlesh
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Chris Jackson is a taxi driver with a childhood trauma. The trauma has made him a portal for obsessions to pass from the mind to the physical world and hence disrupt the world's multiple planes of reality. Extraterrestrials that police the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, tense, atmospheric
Plot: obsession, serial killer, strong sexual content, taxi, gory, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural, murder, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 4.7
 266
In the Blood
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cassidy is a senior at a NYC college and he's trying to balance the demands of school, his role as big brother to Jessica, a freshman at the same school and his role as best buddy to horn-dog Mike with his emerging feelings of attraction to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: college, gays and lesbians, serial killer, high school, slasher, sexual relations, teachers and students, coming out, college life, high school life, murder, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Summer's Moon
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A demented handyman comes to the rescue of a young woman (Ashley Greene), then imprisons her in his basement.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, store, gory, deadly, serial killer, survival, parents and children, kidnapping, sociopath, marijuana, sheriff, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 4.1
 660
Dead Sexy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, crime, mystery, witnessing a crime, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 4.5
 241
The Banker
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, crossbow, banker, prostitute, murder, blood, reporter, wife, domination, symbol, victim, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
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