Movies like The Grim Sleeper

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The Grim Sleeper (2014)
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The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, scary, rough, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, journalism, murder, danger, riddles and clues, stalking, law enforcement, deadly, twins, genocide, crime, murderous pair, partners against crime
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Grim Sleeper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, murder, law enforcement and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Grim Sleeper: The Calling (2014), Hide (2011), Reflections (2008), Summoned (2013), 2:13 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crimes, danger, society, law enforcement, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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93%
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Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, siblings relations, mind game, police investigation, track down, crime, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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76%
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Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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75%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, deadly, mind game, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
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72%
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2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, rivalry, danger, police investigation, gory, profiler, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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69%
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Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, texas ranger, psychologist, chases and races, rivalry, danger, crime, deadly, mystery, graphic violence, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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66%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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62%
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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, master criminal, stalking, police investigation, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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62%
The Midnight Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex Sheppard, a college student who hosts a late-night talk show on the campus radio station, finds herself in dire straits when she enrolls in the school her recently murdered sister attended in order to track down the killer. Little does Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, woman in danger, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, danger, psychopath, couples, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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62%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, stalking, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, strong violent content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, danger, deadly, serial killer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
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57%
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Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, police detective, murder, baseball, deadly, stalking, danger, crime, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
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56%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, mind game, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, danger, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
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56%
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
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55%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, contests and competitions, stalking, crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, serial killer, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
1313: Actor Slash Model (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An embittered actor decides it's time to slash a few models after losing a life-changing role to some guy who looks good with his shirt off.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, crimes, violence spree, estate, stalking, murder, actor, male model, anger, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
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49%
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The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, gang, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
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49%
Out of the Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, clergy, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, urban, couple relations, stalking, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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48%
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, manhunt, psychopath, police detective, kidnapping, obsession, danger, deadly, child murder, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, new york
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47%
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Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, deadly, murder, investigation, amateur detective, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Dietz is back and must find and stop another serial killer before he kills again. Detective work for Dietz is tough having to juggle two gorgeous women - one his partner, and the other his shrink, who holds the key to the case.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, stalking, graphic violence, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, teenage life, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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45%
A Twist of Faith (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church.
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: church, serial killer, murder, murderous pair, law enforcement, life is a bitch, reluctant partners, crimes, mystery, crime, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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44%
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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 ⇓
43%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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41%
 5.4
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Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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41%