Movies like The Alphabet Killer

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The Alphabet Killer (2008)
 5.2
 8K
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, mental illness, haunted by the past, deadly, woman in danger, murder, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, law enforcement, sniper, rape, ghost, forest, schizophrenia, death, kitchen, female nudity, murder investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Alphabet Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about serial killer, crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Alphabet Killer: The Zodiac (2005), American Crime (2004), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Son of Sam (2008), Curse of the Zodiac (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, gory, crimes, mystery, mind game, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
87%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 1.8
 456
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 2.0
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.4
 365
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 3K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, murder, investigation, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 17K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crime, crimes, manipulation, mysterious character, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, manhunt, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, strong female lead, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 810
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, police investigation, obsessive quest, deadly, vengeance, law enforcement, animal life, amateur detective, mystery, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, san francisco, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.1
 556
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, suspenseful, realistic, slasher, serious ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 27K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 5K
The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, mental patient, mystery, psychopath, haunted by the past, insanity, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, investigation, danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, voyeurism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, friendship, woman in danger, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.9
 354
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, youth, mystery, mind game, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%