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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about serial killer, murder, female nudity, slasher, deadly, crimes and crime mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Joel: Hole (2010), Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985), The Devil's Dolls (2016), Strangled (2016), Dead & Nowhere (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: true crime, serial killer, psycho
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95%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, crime, gory, sexual abuse, true crime, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: tied feet, murder, devil, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, murder, male nudity, strangulation, communism, woman strangled to death, male rape, attempted murder, investigation, dead woman
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: prayer, prostitute, bible, serial killer, preacher, homeless man, prostitution, bible quote, rosary, taxi ride, crime scene, religion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, investigation, sheriff, writer's block, sexual murder, motel
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
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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 ⇓
59%
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: murder, blackmail, serial killer, motorcycle gang, hitman, abduction, murder for hire, biker, bound and gagged, kidnapping, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, knife, wealth, election, car accident, power, political conspiracy, stabbing
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, prostitution, mannequin, serial killer, rape, exploitation, times square manhattan new york city, murder, female nudity
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, homicide detective, race against time, crime, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, bridge, shovel, hidden camera, chopping wood, necklace, mask, breasts, stabbing, stabbed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, brother brother relationship, murder disguised as suicide, drowning in a bathtub, murder of wife, death of sister, woman drowned, dead woman in bath tub, murder of sister, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnant woman murdered ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, serial killer, crime, crimes, stalker, deadly, law enforcement, gangsters, working undercover, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 70s
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44%
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: rough, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Nightmare (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychotronic
Plot: murder, female killer, halloween party, shower, psychopath, serial killer, cowardliness, crimes, crime, danger, deadly, pirate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dead woman in morgue, murder of a prostitute, woman's neck broken, police, immortality, face paint, naked dead woman, prostitution, dead prostitute, neck breaking, murder of a policewoman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: high school, serial killer, small town, murder, crime, computers and web, gory, crimes, teenager, high school student, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, vengeful ghost, woman in bra and panties, nude woman murdered, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, gang rape, shot in the chest, murder, taxi driver, violence against women, female ghost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, prostitution, slasher, stripper, strip club, throat slitting, female nudity, transvestite, nude woman murdered, drowning, bathtub
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, filmmaking, crimes, deadly, crime, media satire, breasts, rape and murder, rape victim, rape, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Evil Judgment (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A girl starts her own investigation after the police fail to catch a local serial killer.
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, justice, corruption, violence, country, investigation, mansion, maniac
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Lucifer Killings (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Story: The hunt for one of the most prolific serial killer begins.
Style: suspense, gothic
Plot: serial killer, murder, death, fear, bodies, true crime, lucifer, darkness, blood, gore, thrill ride
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Killer in Prague (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. There is every indication that the masked murderer has been ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, police interrogation, deputy, group of friends, mask, villain, friendship, violence, stabbed to death, psychopath ...
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35%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, deadly creature, mummy, slasher, police investigation, reincarnation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.0
 181
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: serial killer, murder, laser, stripper, police detective, full moon, psycho killer, taunting, radio dj, disc jockey, female nudity, erotica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
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Destroyer (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prison riot breaks out at the moment of a serial murderer's execution by electrocution, and his fate becomes indeterminate when the prison is shut down. 18 months later, a team of filmmakers converge on the prison to film a women-in-prison ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, evil man, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 261
Praying Mantis (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A single man thinks he has finally found a woman who loves him. The woman is charming and intelligent but holds a very dark secret which will truly test how strong their relationship can be.
Plot: murder, suspicion, sister in law, slasher, femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, childhood, death, marriage, female killer, rage
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 211
Blood Rage (1980)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sexually frustrated young man kills hookers.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sociopath, murder, psychopath, stripper, sexual repression, prostitution, sleaze, social decay, misogyny, obsession, prostitute, police siren ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%