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Zodiac (2007)
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Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
psychological trauma murder investigation afterlife drug addiction writing trauma cruelty alcoholism sadism paranoia obsession theft divorce robbery military investigation drunkenness drinking prison politics christmas death murder  (See All)
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
san francisco california taxi driver school bus lake police station airport taxi water airplane motorcycle helicopter school restaurant bar 
Characters:
murder of a baby murder for hire japanese food stepmother stepson relationship stepbrother stepsister relationship brother in law sister in law relationship mayor teenage girl maid police detective teenage boy thief sister sister relationship lawyer writer baby photographer policeman serial killer girl boy brother brother relationship children boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
year 1978 year 1977 year 1970 year 1971 year 1979 year 1983 year 1969 year 1991 1960s 1970s 1990s 1980s 
Story:
handwriting analysis zodiac killer sociology student sociology of film code breaking murder witness homicidal maniac false confession trailer park riverside california santa rosa california modesto california sacramento california oakland california golden gate bridge san francisco chronicle the newspaper san francisco examiner the newspaper newspaper clipping happy birthday library book shooting range newspaper headline criminal investigation dead girl prison visitation school desk women's prison boy scouts drive in restaurant christmas tree based on book san francisco police department police psychologist gun for hire latent homosexuality photo enlargement circumstantial evidence double murder department of motor vehicles encoded message overhead projector transamerica pyramid multiple suspects film projectionist eagle scout due process highway patrolman mysterious voice television station film canister postal service door key ambidexterity sleeping on couch cipher anonymous telephone call encryption mailroom unknown killer radio talk show cryptography personality change woman stabbed sociological handwriting unsolved crime alphabet door lock bloodstain fax chiropractor firing range sociologist zodiac murder victim animal cage gas chamber sex offender jumping from a car doughnut limping luger searching houseboat mystery killer driver's license parking movie poster hardware store movie fan red herring talking while driving scrapbook mass murderer footprint firecracker cartoonist package wiretapping female victim fingerprint headache fourth of july post office symbol sociology mailman code radio show cookie hired killer trailer home scene before opening credits squirrel tv commercial governor blind date framed for murder true crime shot in the neck bag over head gloves police inspector mysterious man porn magazine pedophilia car trouble gardening female stockinged feet psycho killer masked killer brushing teeth marital separation briefcase housekeeper note dead man rainstorm time lapse photography pedophile manhunt target practice attorney crime scene mental institution masked man slave dead woman picnic puzzle phone booth movie theater watching a movie wristwatch stabbed in the stomach woman with glasses tape recorder what happened to epilogue drag queen female stockinged legs tv news waiter rope pickup truck maniac obscene finger gesture cia fireworks tied up election basement witness cross stalking pay phone fbi stabbed in the back screaming prologue flash forward park confession pain coffee pantyhose search child in peril man with glasses judge child abuse stabbed in the chest stabbed to death diner bridge montage stabbing california wine journalist flashlight newspaper halloween reporter cafe interrogation dead body birthday running bomb rifle book painting shooting letter arrest drink camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call based on true story pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title blood interview gun violence  (See All)

Deep Red (1975)
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Deep Red (1975)

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
trauma sadism paranoia investigation drunkenness drinking christmas death murder 
Locations:
police station water school restaurant bar 
Characters:
maid policeman serial killer girl boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1970s 
Story:
murder witness homicidal maniac dead girl christmas tree unknown killer mystery killer female victim fingerprint gloves mysterious man dead man crime scene dead woman stabbed in the stomach tape recorder tv news maniac basement witness stalking stabbed in the back screaming prologue pain search stabbed to death diner stabbing journalist flashlight newspaper reporter cafe dead body running book painting shooting drink camera watching tv blood splatter telephone call photograph cigarette smoking violence blood gun  (See All)

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The Lovely Bones (2009)
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The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:
murder investigation afterlife obsession investigation drinking death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver school bus lake taxi school 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy sister sister relationship photographer policeman serial killer girl father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1970s 
Story:
newspaper clipping dead girl murder victim scrapbook pedophilia note pedophile flash forward search montage flashlight dead body birthday running book painting drink camera watching tv blood splatter telephone call title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

All Good Things (2010)
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All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:
murder investigation obsession drunkenness drinking death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
lake taxi restaurant 
Characters:
mayor maid lawyer writer photographer girl boy brother brother relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
year 1978 year 1971 1970s 1980s 
Story:
unsolved crime true crime briefcase time lapse photography target practice phone booth what happened to epilogue tv news pay phone search judge bridge wine newspaper cafe interrogation dead body running shooting drink camera underwear telephone call based on true story photograph cigarette smoking violence gun blood  (See All)

The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder investigation paranoia investigation christmas death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
taxi driver police station airport taxi helicopter bar 
Characters:
police detective serial killer boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
newspaper clipping newspaper headline christmas tree based on book woman stabbed red herring footprint fingerprint rainstorm crime scene rope tied up pay phone screaming prologue flash forward child in peril man with glasses flashlight camera shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol title spoken by character photograph violence blood  (See All)

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Capote (2005)
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Capote (2005)

Famed writer 'Truman Capote' (qv), southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle 'Harper Lee (I)' (qv), also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Trum… (Read More)

Themes:
writing alcoholism theft robbery investigation drunkenness drinking prison christmas murder death 
Locations:
taxi driver police station taxi airplane restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy thief lawyer writer photographer policeman boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
newspaper clipping prison visitation christmas tree based on book scrapbook bag over head what happened to epilogue tied up pay phone park pain man with glasses judge newspaper reporter cafe dead body rifle book painting shooting letter drink camera shot in the head shot to death telephone call title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun blood violence interview  (See All)

The Boondock Saints (1999)
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The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
theft robbery investigation drunkenness drinking prison murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
police station restaurant bar 
Characters:
thief photographer policeman brother brother relationship husband wife relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
criminal investigation doughnut fingerprint police inspector crime scene phone booth tape recorder tv news rope cross pay phone fbi prologue flash forward confession coffee bridge flashlight newspaper reporter cafe dead body rifle shooting drink camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call pistol cigarette smoking gun violence interview blood  (See All)

88 Minutes (2007)
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88 Minutes (2007)

In Seattle, the successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor Jack Gramm is in evidence since he was responsible for the condemnation of the serial killer Jon Forster, influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon's execution, Jack receives a phone call telling him that he has only eighty-eight minutes of life, while a killer is copycatting Jon, killing women with the same "modus-operandi" and is investigated by Seattle Slayer Task Force. With the support of associate Shelly Barnes, an FBI agent, his friend Frank Parks, and his assistant Kim Cummings, Jack investigates some weird and problematic students, a security guard of the campus and the woman with whom he had one night stand. (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation paranoia investigation drinking prison death murder 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
taxi driver taxi airplane motorcycle bar 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship lawyer policeman serial killer boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
newspaper headline overhead projector package cookie framed for murder dead woman tv news rope obscene finger gesture witness fbi prologue flash forward confession search judge flashlight dead body running bomb shooting drink watching tv shot in the head shot to death telephone call pistol title spoken by character violence interview gun blood  (See All)

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Mr. Brooks (2007) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Mr. Brooks (2007)

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
trauma cruelty sadism divorce investigation prison murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi airplane restaurant 
Characters:
police detective lawyer policeman serial killer father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
murder witness homicidal maniac door key door lock driver's license fingerprint dead man crime scene dead woman pickup truck maniac witness prologue diner bridge stabbing flashlight newspaper cafe dead body shooting shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter underwear telephone call pistol title spoken by character photograph gun violence blood  (See All)

Three Days Of The Condor (1975)
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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. "Condor" must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him.

Themes:
paranoia politics christmas death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane helicopter restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy writer photographer policeman police 
Story:
firing range code tv commercial shot in the neck target practice phone booth tv news cia pay phone park pantyhose diner newspaper cafe dead body running rifle book shooting watching tv shot in the head shot to death telephone call pistol photograph gun blood  (See All)

The Iceman (2012)
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The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:
drinking prison politics christmas death murder 
Locations:
taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
lawyer baby girl brother brother relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship family relationships 
Period:
year 1979 year 1983 1960s 
Story:
newspaper headline christmas tree based on book true crime briefcase phone booth what happened to epilogue tv news witness pay phone stabbed in the back flash forward park stabbed to death diner stabbing wine newspaper cafe dead body birthday shooting arrest drink watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death telephone call based on true story pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood violence gun  (See All)

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
murder investigation theft robbery investigation drunkenness drinking christmas murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
lake airport airplane school bar 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy thief sister sister relationship policeman girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
dead girl christmas tree cookie tv commercial pedophilia mental institution tv news witness prologue child abuse bridge dead body running book shooting drink watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear pistol cigarette smoking violence blood gun  (See All)

Breach (2007) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Breach (2007)

In February, 2001, Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, is arrested for spying. Jump back two months: Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Hanssen and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits. Within weeks, the crusty Hanssen, a devout Catholic, has warmed to O'Neill, who grows to respect Hanssen. O'Neill's wife resents Hanssen's intrusiveness; the personal and professional stakes get higher. How they catch Hanssen and why he spies become the film's story. Can O'Neill help catch red-handed "the worst spy in history" and hold onto his personal life? (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia obsession investigation drunkenness drinking politics christmas murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Characters:
photographer children husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Story:
firing range package code tape recorder what happened to epilogue tv news cia cross fbi prologue flash forward park search bridge flashlight dead body rifle painting letter arrest drink camera watching tv shot in the head based on true story pistol title spoken by character photograph one word title blood gun  (See All)

15 Minutes (2001)
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15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:
sadism paranoia theft robbery investigation drunkenness drinking prison death murder 
Locations:
taxi driver police station airport taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
police detective thief sister sister relationship lawyer policeman serial killer boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
murder witness tv news witness pay phone stabbed in the chest stabbed to death stabbing journalist reporter cafe dead body arrest drink camera watching tv shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking interview blood violence  (See All)

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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
alcoholism paranoia death murder 
Locations:
school 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy policeman serial killer girl boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
homicidal maniac newspaper clipping female victim mysterious man car trouble psycho killer masked killer masked man maniac stalking stabbed in the back prologue stabbed in the chest stabbed to death stabbing california wine flashlight halloween dead body birthday pistol blood violence  (See All)

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
cruelty sadism paranoia murder death 
Locations:
police station bar 
Characters:
maid baby serial killer brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
year 1978 1970s 
Story:
homicidal maniac trailer park newspaper clipping mass murderer female victim trailer home shot in the neck crime scene masked man phone booth stabbed in the stomach maniac obscene finger gesture basement pay phone stabbed in the back screaming child in peril stabbed in the chest stabbed to death interrogation dead body rifle arrest shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Gone Girl (2014)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? (Read More)

Themes:
writing cruelty sadism paranoia obsession robbery investigation drinking death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
police station airport water bar 
Characters:
police detective thief lawyer writer girl husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
trailer park based on book framed for murder mysterious man woman with glasses tv news basement fbi confession search man with glasses bridge flashlight reporter interrogation book letter arrest drink camera watching tv blood splatter telephone call photograph cigarette smoking interview blood violence  (See All)

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Untraceable (2008)
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Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation sadism investigation death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
school bus 
Characters:
police detective policeman serial killer girl mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
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Dark Places (2015)
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Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation writing trauma alcoholism obsession theft investigation drunkenness drinking prison death murder 
Locations:
taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage girl sister sister relationship lawyer photographer serial killer girl boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
newspaper clipping newspaper headline note stabbed in the stomach tv news basement witness cross prologue flash forward confession coffee judge child abuse stabbed to death stabbing flashlight newspaper rifle book shooting letter drink camera watching tv shot to death telephone call photograph cigarette smoking blood gun violence  (See All)

The Company You Keep (2012)
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The Company You Keep (2012)

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot's arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times' determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another. (Read More)

Themes:
robbery prison politics murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
airport taxi helicopter restaurant 
Characters:
lawyer photographer policeman girl brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship police 
Period:
year 1971 year 1979 1970s 
Story:
newspaper clipping newspaper headline department of motor vehicles driver's license manhunt tv news pickup truck fbi prologue park coffee diner journalist newspaper reporter cafe interrogation running arrest camera telephone call photograph interview  (See All)

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8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
cruelty sadism paranoia obsession investigation prison murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
airport taxi bar 
Characters:
lawyer baby husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
criminal investigation dead girl wiretapping shot in the neck mysterious man porn magazine masked killer rainstorm masked man stabbed in the stomach tape recorder pay phone stabbed in the back man with glasses stabbed in the chest stabbed to death interrogation shooting letter shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death telephone call pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood violence gun  (See All)

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
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The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:
paranoia divorce drunkenness drinking prison murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
helicopter restaurant bar 
Characters:
lawyer writer photographer policeman boy husband wife relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
governor bag over head car trouble marital separation rainstorm crime scene dead woman tv news pickup truck obscene finger gesture pay phone diner journalist reporter cafe running book drink camera watching tv telephone call photograph cigarette smoking interview  (See All)

Munich (2005)
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Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia drunkenness drinking prison politics death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane motorcycle helicopter restaurant bar 
Characters:
sister sister relationship writer girl boy children mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
1970s 
Story:
based on book houseboat gardening phone booth tape recorder what happened to epilogue tv news cia tied up pay phone search child in peril stabbing wine journalist flashlight cafe dead body running bomb rifle shooting arrest drink watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call based on true story title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title blood violence gun  (See All)

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A Mighty Heart (2007)
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A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. (Read More)

Themes:
investigation drinking politics death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
airport taxi airplane restaurant 
Characters:
lawyer baby policeman mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
manhunt tv news cia election fbi search man with glasses montage wine journalist reporter cafe dead body rifle arrest drink watching tv telephone call photograph cigarette smoking gun interview  (See All)

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Conviction (2010)

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Themes:
obsession divorce investigation drinking prison christmas murder death 
Locations:
lake school bar 
Characters:
lawyer baby photographer policeman girl boy brother brother relationship children boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police  (See All)
Period:
year 1983 
Story:
prison visitation christmas tree note attorney pickup truck flash forward judge diner stabbing dead body running letter arrest drink camera watching tv telephone call photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun blood violence  (See All)

Changeling (2008)
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Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia investigation prison murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
motorcycle school restaurant 
Characters:
mayor lawyer photographer policeman serial killer girl boy husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship police 
Story:
riverside california newspaper headline pedophilia pedophile what happened to epilogue witness screaming confession pain search judge stabbed to death diner stabbing california newspaper reporter cafe running rifle shooting camera blood splatter telephone call based on true story photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun violence blood  (See All)

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Gothika (2003)
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Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller 
Themes:
paranoia prison murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
police station taxi 
Characters:
lawyer policeman serial killer father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
homicidal maniac newspaper clipping dead girl women's prison highway patrolman murder victim female victim framed for murder psycho killer rainstorm time lapse photography mental institution maniac stalking pay phone screaming bridge flashlight reporter running rifle shooting watching tv blood splatter telephone call pistol photograph blood gun violence interview  (See All)

Mother (2009)
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Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:
writing investigation drunkenness drinking prison murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
police station restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage girl lawyer policeman girl boy mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Story:
prison visitation framed for murder crime scene mental institution prologue flash forward confession pain coffee pantyhose search flashlight cafe interrogation dead body running book arrest drink watching tv blood splatter underwear photograph cigarette smoking one word title blood violence  (See All)

Halloween (1978) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Halloween (1978)

The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers' psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it'll be too late for many people. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
paranoia death murder 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy serial killer girl boy husband wife relationship police 
Period:
year 1978 1960s 1970s 
Story:
homicidal maniac woman stabbed female victim psycho killer masked killer manhunt masked man dead woman stabbed in the stomach maniac stalking pay phone prologue stabbed to death stabbing halloween running watching tv shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death title spoken by character cigarette smoking one word title gun violence  (See All)

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The Departed (2006)
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The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
robbery investigation drunkenness drinking prison murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
school bus police station airport water restaurant bar 
Characters:
lawyer policeman boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
murder witness bloodstain wiretapping governor gloves dead man target practice crime scene dead woman watching a movie obscene finger gesture witness fbi screaming prologue confession pain man with glasses stabbed in the chest diner bridge montage stabbing cafe interrogation running shooting arrest watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood violence gun interview  (See All)

Tell No One (2006)
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Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation obsession investigation drinking politics death murder 
Locations:
lake police station airport restaurant bar 
Characters:
lawyer baby photographer policeman serial killer girl boy mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Story:
criminal investigation hired killer framed for murder tv news tied up prologue flash forward park confession search man with glasses newspaper cafe dead body running rifle shooting arrest drink camera watching tv shot to death underwear telephone call photograph cigarette smoking violence blood gun  (See All)

Kalifornia (1993)
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Kalifornia (1993)

Brian Kessler, a journalist researching serial killers, and his photographer girlfriend Carrie set out on a cross-country tour of the sites of the killings. Sharing the ride and their expenses are Early Grayce, a paroled white trash criminal, and his girlfriend Adele. As the trip progresses, Early begins to appear more and more unstable, and Brian and Carrie begin to fear that they may have a real-life killer in the back seat of their car. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
writing sadism theft death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
helicopter bar 
Characters:
writer photographer boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Story:
homicidal maniac trailer park mass murderer rainstorm stabbed in the stomach tape recorder maniac cross stabbed in the back stabbed to death california journalist dead body shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title violence gun blood  (See All)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:
theft prison murder death 
Locations:
taxi motorcycle 
Characters:
maid thief sister sister relationship lawyer writer policeman boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1960s 1980s 
Story:
newspaper headline code cookie attorney phone booth watching a movie waiter witness pay phone flash forward confession judge stabbed to death montage stabbing wine flashlight newspaper dead body birthday running rifle book painting letter arrest telephone call pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking interview blood violence gun  (See All)

Patriots Day (2016)
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Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation paranoia investigation death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
police station motorcycle helicopter restaurant bar 
Characters:
mayor police detective policeman brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
newspaper headline fingerprint governor manhunt crime scene what happened to epilogue tv news pickup truck fireworks fbi man with glasses diner montage flashlight interrogation bomb arrest watching tv shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death based on true story pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood gun violence  (See All)

Legend (2015)
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Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:
cruelty theft investigation drunkenness drinking prison christmas death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
police station taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
brother in law sister in law relationship police detective photographer policeman girl brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
newspaper headline based on book briefcase wristwatch what happened to epilogue election witness stabbed in the back prologue confession pain man with glasses judge stabbed in the chest stabbed to death stabbing wine newspaper dead body birthday running rifle drink camera watching tv shot in the head shot to death based on true story pistol photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun blood violence  (See All)

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Sleepers (1996)
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Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes b… (Read More)

Themes:
cruelty sadism theft robbery drunkenness drinking prison politics murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
restaurant bar 
Characters:
mayor teenage boy thief lawyer writer policeman girl boy brother brother relationship children husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1960s 1980s 
Story:
based on book pedophilia pedophile attorney watching a movie what happened to epilogue basement witness cross flash forward confession man with glasses judge child abuse newspaper reporter cafe birthday book shooting arrest drink watching tv telephone call title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun violence  (See All)

Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:
paranoia theft investigation drunkenness death murder 
Locations:
police station helicopter bar 
Characters:
police detective serial killer boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
newspaper clipping fax mystery killer red herring trailer home masked killer crime scene masked man wristwatch stabbed in the stomach obscene finger gesture basement stalking stabbed in the back screaming stabbed in the chest stabbed to death journalist flashlight reporter birthday watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol photograph cigarette smoking blood violence  (See All)

Lovelace (2013)
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Lovelace (2013)

Themes:
drug addiction divorce drinking death 
Locations:
airport taxi restaurant 
Characters:
writer photographer policeman mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
year 1970 1970s 
Story:
based on book movie theater watching a movie woman with glasses tape recorder what happened to epilogue pay phone flash forward pain coffee man with glasses diner cafe running drink camera watching tv underwear telephone call based on true story title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking one word title gun blood interview violence  (See All)

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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg. (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia theft robbery investigation prison politics murder death 
Locations:
airport motorcycle helicopter 
Characters:
thief lawyer baby photographer children boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship police 
Period:
year 1970 year 1977 1960s 1970s 
Story:
newspaper headline women's prison based on book target practice woman with glasses tv news flash forward confession man with glasses judge bridge montage journalist newspaper interrogation running bomb shooting arrest camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest shot to death underwear telephone call based on true story pistol photograph cigarette smoking blood gun violence interview  (See All)

Taxi Driver (1976)
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Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a taxi driver at night, watching porn movies at seedy cinemas during the day, or thinking about how the world, New York in particular, has deteriorated into a cesspool. He's a loner who has strong opinions about what is right and wrong with mankind. For him, the one bright spot in New York humanity is Betsy, a worker on the presidential nomination campaign of Senator Charles Palantine. He becomes obsessed with her. After an incident with her, he believes he has to do whatever he needs to make the world a better place in his opinion. One of his priorities is to be the savior for Iris, a twelve-year-old runaway and prostitute who he believes wants out of the profession and under the thumb of her pimp and lover Matthew. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
writing paranoia obsession robbery politics death murder 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
taxi driver taxi 
Characters:
teenage girl police 
Period:
1970s 
Story:
newspaper clipping shooting range driver's license talking while driving headache shot in the neck target practice crime scene stalking pay phone pain coffee man with glasses diner montage cafe shooting letter camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol title spoken by character cigarette smoking gun blood violence  (See All)

Milk (2008) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organizes gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia drunkenness drinking politics murder death 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
san francisco california motorcycle school restaurant bar 
Characters:
mayor lawyer baby photographer policeman police 
Period:
year 1978 year 1970 year 1977 1970s 
Story:
sacramento california san francisco chronicle the newspaper newspaper headline tape recorder what happened to epilogue tv news election pay phone california newspaper cafe birthday running shooting drink camera watching tv shot in the head shot to death underwear telephone call one word title interview blood violence  (See All)

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Taking Lives (2004)
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Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation investigation death murder 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
police station restaurant bar 
Characters:
police detective serial killer mother son relationship police 
Period:
year 1983 1980s 
Story:
newspaper headline red herring mass murderer fingerprint scene before opening credits police inspector crime scene maniac fireworks witness stalking fbi prologue flash forward coffee man with glasses stabbed in the chest stabbed to death bridge montage flashlight interrogation painting shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol title spoken by character photograph cigarette smoking blood  (See All)

Insomnia (2002)
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Insomnia (2002)

Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective (Pacino) accidentally shoots his own partner while trying to apprehend a suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this "solution" only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. He's also still got a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. There's also a local detective (Swank) who is conducting her own personal investigation... of his partner's death. Will it all come crashing down on him? (Read More)

Themes:
murder investigation investigation murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
police station airplane school restaurant 
Characters:
teenage girl police detective writer policeman girl boy boyfriend girlfriend relationship mother daughter relationship police 
Story:
criminal investigation dead girl pedophile dead woman tape recorder fbi diner interrogation dead body rifle book shooting shot in the chest shot to death telephone call pistol photograph cigarette smoking gun blood  (See All)

Runaway Jury (2003)
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Runaway Jury (2003)

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. (Read More)

Themes:
paranoia theft robbery drinking death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
taxi driver taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
thief sister sister relationship lawyer photographer policeman children husband wife relationship mother son relationship father son relationship 
Story:
newspaper clipping happy birthday wiretapping target practice attorney pay phone prologue flash forward judge diner montage cafe birthday rifle shooting arrest drink camera telephone call photograph cigarette smoking gun blood  (See All)

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Natural Born Killers (1994) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
cruelty sadism paranoia prison death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Characters:
police detective serial killer boyfriend girlfriend relationship father daughter relationship mother daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
homicidal maniac newspaper headline mass murderer time lapse photography crime scene tape recorder tv news pickup truck maniac fireworks witness prologue flash forward child abuse stabbed in the chest stabbed to death diner bridge montage journalist flashlight book shooting arrest camera shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death pistol photograph cigarette smoking interview violence blood  (See All)

Derailed (2005)
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Derailed (2005)

Charles is worn down by his home life where he and his wife struggle to cope with the demands of their daughter's illness and his job. When he meets Lucinda on the train to work in Chicago, there is an immediate spark between them. Soon they are doing lunch; dinner and drinks follow. This leads to an adulterous rendezvous in a hotel. However, no sooner have they torn each other's clothes off than their room is invaded by a thief who beats Charles and rapes Lucinda. Because of the illicit nature of their relationship, Charles agrees with Lucinda who is reluctant to go to the police and soon finds he is powerless to resist the demands of the thief. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery investigation drinking prison murder death 
Mood:
neo noir rain 
Locations:
school bus taxi restaurant bar 
Characters:
police detective thief lawyer policeman mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship police 
Story:
hired killer briefcase dead woman pantyhose stabbed in the chest stabbed to death stabbing cafe dead body shooting drink watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death telephone call pistol cigarette smoking gun blood violence  (See All)

Monster (2003)
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Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:
theft robbery drunkenness drinking prison death murder 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
police station restaurant bar 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy thief sister sister relationship lawyer policeman serial killer girl mother daughter relationship father daughter relationship husband wife relationship father son relationship mother son relationship police 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
true crime pedophile attorney tv news tied up cross judge child abuse diner wine dead body shooting arrest drink watching tv underwear based on true story pistol title spoken by character cigarette smoking one word title violence gun blood  (See All)

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Mysterious Skin (2004)
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Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:
psychological trauma trauma cruelty paranoia obsession theft investigation drunkenness drinking christmas 
Mood:
rain 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy photographer girl boy father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships 
Period:
year 1983 year 1991 1990s 1980s 
Story:
modesto california christmas tree based on book pedophilia rainstorm pedophile target practice watching a movie tape recorder obscene finger gesture fireworks search child abuse flashlight halloween birthday running letter drink watching tv underwear telephone call photograph cigarette smoking blood violence gun  (See All)

City Of God (2002) is one of the best movies like Zodiac (2007)
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City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Subgenre:
cult film 
Themes:
drug addiction theft robbery death murder 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
motorcycle bar 
Characters:
teenage girl teenage boy thief photographer policeman boy brother brother relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship father son relationship mother son relationship family relationships police 
Period:
1960s 1970s 1980s 
Story:
based on book tv news obscene finger gesture flash forward pain journalist newspaper reporter birthday running rifle shooting arrest camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear telephone call based on true story pistol title spoken by character photograph blood gun violence  (See All)

American Psycho (2000)
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American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Subgenre:
psycho thriller cult film 
Themes:
paranoia divorce investigation drunkenness drinking christmas murder death 
Mood:
neo noir 
Locations:
taxi helicopter restaurant bar 
Characters:
lawyer policeman serial killer boyfriend girlfriend relationship police 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
homicidal maniac christmas tree double murder mass murderer female victim psycho killer briefcase phone booth watching a movie tape recorder waiter maniac pay phone screaming confession stabbed in the chest stabbed to death montage stabbing wine interrogation dead body running drink camera watching tv shot in the head shot in the chest blood splatter shot to death underwear pistol photograph cigarette smoking violence blood gun  (See All)

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