Movies like The Child 2012

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The Child (2012)
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The Child (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Simon Sachs, a terminally ill ten year old boy, claims to have been a serial killer in his previous life and apparently he can prove it. He leads a lawyer, Robert Stern to the locations of the bodies, who were killed long before Simon was born. Stern takes on the most compelling and mysterious case of his life.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic
Plot: serial killer, legal investigation, crimes, legal action, legal, terminal illness, deadly, rivalry, pedophile, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, pedophilia
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, life is a bitch and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Child: Throwdown (2014), The Collector (2002), The Client (2011), The Serpent (2006), Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal action, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, murder, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, legal, courtroom drama, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 6.0
 613
The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.9
 2K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, who done it, deadly, crimes, murder, legal, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 3K
The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, deaf, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, police detective, manhunt, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, who done it, chases and races, forced to strip, girl in bra and panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 374
Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, family relations, law enforcement, military, life is a bitch, police investigation, deadly, family problems, crimes, parents and children, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, mystery, legal, crimes, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.7
 417
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 3.9
 447
Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, psychopath, race against time, danger, daring rescue, crimes, deadly, rivalry, gang, confined, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 605
Missing (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hyeon-jeong's sister is missing and she fears for the worst. Via her sister's cellphone, Hyeon-jeong learns that her sister stayed in a countryside vaillage. She goes to the village to find her sister and stops at the local police station ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: rape, kidnapping, serial killer, psychopath, missing person, confined, investigation, sexual abuse, woman in danger, crimes, danger, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 390
Twist of Fate (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs
Style: psychological, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dedicated lawyer, deadly, profanity, strong violent content, who done it, dangerous attraction, legal investigation, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 198
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, couples, infidelity, who done it, crimes, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 348
The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 3K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, deadly, small town, investigation, hairdresser, baseball bat, car wash, barbershop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 754
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, religions or cults, undercover, danger, violence spree, deadly, legal, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Last Seen at Angkor (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Singapore
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeremy Oden returns to Cambodia four years after his fiance disappeared from the streets.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, kidnapping, crimes, private detective, immigrants, prostitute, amateur detective, deadly, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, thailand, laos, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 1K
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, police investigation, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, crimes, murder, law enforcement, criminal heroes, hitman, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, frame up, writer's life, deadly, protagonist as suspect, race against time, answering machine, mystery, kissing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
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The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, small town life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 352
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, false accusation, woman in danger, danger, deadly, youth, on the run, supernatural, mind game, farm, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, track down, frame up, false accusation, cons and scams, law firm, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Harvest Project (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of the black market human organ trade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, dishonesty, against the rules, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, terminal illness, black market, organ donation, transplant, organ harvesting, organ ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 1K
Removal (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic, realistic
Plot: crimes, mind game, losing-it hero, deadly, estate, witnessing a crime, hallucination, life is a bitch, split personality, suspicion, gory, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, murder, legal investigation, couple relations, legal action, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mystery, dishonesty, legal, society, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 920
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, legal action, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%