10 best movies like A Dark Place (2019)

Movies similar to A Dark Place (2019): A Simple Favor, The Shape of Water, The Snare, Zootopia, The Accountant, Sully, Spotlight, Sicario, Gone Girl, The Judge.

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A Simple Favor (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Mystery, Blackmail

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

The Shape of Water (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersJanitors
PlotThe escape, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

The Snare (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily, Architects
PlotJealousy, Divorce, Love, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Action

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

The Accountant (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceOffice, USA

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Sully (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, New York, USA

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

Spotlight (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:33
CharactersPolice, Journalists, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters Michael Rezendes, Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Sicario (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration02:25
CharactersPolice, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Love
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Tense, Fascinating

A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.

Gone Girl (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotPads, Missing people, Treason, Abduction, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue, Double life
PlaceNew York, Office, USA
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Fascinating

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

The Judge (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersLawyers, Judge, Fathers
PlotInvestigation, Funeral
PlaceUSA, Court
StylePopular, Touching

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.

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The Heat (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersFBI, Police, Girlfriends, Special agents, Partners
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: Buddies.

Prisoners (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersTeens, Parents, Detectives
PlotWar, Abduction, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceParty, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Depressive

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

End of Watch (2012)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Flight (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPilots, Stewardesses
PlotDisasters, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleAction

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Detachment (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, Depressive

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Shutter Island (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDoctors
PlotSplit personality, Investigation, Chase, The escape
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Sea, Islands, Hospitals, USA, Laboratory
StyleWorth watching, Noir

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Changeling (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersMothers, Single mothers
PlotMissing people, Investigation
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Eagle Eye (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:58
CharactersBrothers, Twins, Mothers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Pads, Technology, Political, Abduction, Investigation
PlaceUSA

Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into increasing danger. As events escalate, Jerry and Rachel become the country's most-wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, adventure, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice, Gangsters, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Trains, Hotels, USA
StyleFor men

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.

American Gangster (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Businessmen, Gangsters
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit
PlaceGhetto, New York, USA

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

Fracture (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersKillers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA, Court

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.

Next (2007)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersPsychics, Terrorists
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Chase, Fate
PlaceLos Angeles, Office, USA, Casino
TimeFuture

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.

Shooter (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersSnipers
PlotInvestigation, Betrayal, False accusations
PlaceUSA, Court

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Gangsters, Mafia, Scammers
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, USA

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

The Black Dahlia (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersActors
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

Batman Begins (2005)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersSuperhero, Mafia, Police, Friends, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Adventure, Investigation
PlaceUSA, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting, Gloomy, Noir, For men

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends, Journalists
PlotMystery, Investigation, Betrayal, Obsession
PlaceUSA

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Bad Boys II (2003)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
PlotWar, Investigation
PlaceUSA

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

Mystic River (2003)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Weapon, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Depressive

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

Hannibal (2001)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Cannibals, Detectives, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Confrontation
PlacePrison, USA
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Heavy

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersMonsters, Childrens, Parents, Friends
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase, Pursuit
PlaceMountains, USA
StyleFor children, Cute

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Mulholland Drive (2001)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersKillers, Directors, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Lost memory, Investigation, Relationship
PlaceHospitals, USA

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Training Day (2001)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice
PlotMystery, Mystery, Investigation, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles, USA
StyleAction

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Memento (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotLost memory, Investigation, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Unexpected ending

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

The Bone Collector (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Police, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

The Game (1997)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers
PlotSurvival, Love, Investigation
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersSpecial agents, CIA, Spy
PlotDeath, Investigation, Chase, Betrayal, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Fargo (1996)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily
PlotAbduction, Investigation
PlaceUSA

Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start dying. Enter Police Chief Marge, a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing - and extremely pregnant - investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom... you betcha!

Se7en (1995)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersManiacs, Detectives, Serial killers, Partners, Police
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Bad Boys (1995)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Chase
PlaceUSA

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

Nick of Time (1995)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
PlotAbduction, Survival, Investigation, Tracking, Political
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.

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