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List of the best movies like American Animals (2018): King of Thieves, Holy Rollers, Neruda, The Report, Stalin, Breach, Public Enemies, All the Money in the World, Hollywoodland, The Assassination of Richard Nixon.

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Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Germany, France
Duration01:43
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals, Old man, Foxes
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Cancer, Treasures
PlaceTrains, England
StyleLight, Fascinating

London, England, April 2015. Brian Reader, a retired thief, gathers an unlikely gang of burglars to perpetrate the biggest and boldest heist in British history. The thieves assault the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and escape with millions in goods and money. But soon the cracks between the gang members begin to appear when they discuss how to share the loot.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersJews, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Hotels, USA, Night Clubs
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Horses, Poets
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon, Border, Snow
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Computers, Justice
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary
CharactersStalin
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Undercover

Eric O'Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to write down everything Hanssen does. O'Neill's told it's an investigation of Hanssen's sexual habits, however Hanssen is really suspected of spying for the Soviet Union and Russia for years and being responsible for the deaths of agents working for the United States.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:20
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Special agents, FBI
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Chase
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police, Rich, Old man, Billionaires
PlotLove, Abduction, On real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceItaly, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersLesbians
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Death, Jealousy, Mystery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:35
CharactersLosers
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Depression, Divorce
PlaceAircraft
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Brides
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Death, Justice
PlaceMexico, USA
StyleAction, Tense

A U.S Customs official uncovers a massive money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

It’s 1994: a 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive, thousands of miles away, in Spain. Disoriented and quivering with fear, he divulges his shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Sure, he has the same tattoos, but he looks decidedly different, and he now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women, Single mothers, Nurses, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCourt, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotOn real events, Uprising
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Gloomy, Makes me think

Two close friends kidnap and murder a young boy and are defended in court by a renowned attorney who makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, documentary, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:25

Filmmaker Marshall Curry explores the inner workings of the Earth Liberation Front, a revolutionary movement devoted to crippling facilities involved in deforestation, while simultaneously offering a profile of Oregon ELF member Daniel McGowan, who was brought up on terrorism charges for his involvement with the radical group.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends, Partners, Celebrities, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Judge, Investigators
PlotLove, On real events, Chase
PlacePrison, USA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, For men

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:27
CharactersTeens, Thieves, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Passion, Money, Obsession
PlaceMansions, Los Angeles
StyleFascinating, Serious

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India
CharactersJudge, Hippies, Lawyers
PlotOn real events
PlaceCourt, USA

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersSerial killers
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Seduction

In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin Lover. Based on a true story.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFBI, Partners
PlotBank robbery, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles Police Department detective Russell Poole has spent years trying to solve his biggest case -- the murders of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur -- but after two decades, the investigation remains open. Jack Jackson, a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryGermany
CharactersHeroes, Students, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Political, Betrayal, Uprising
PlaceCourt, Germany
StyleTouching

True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Political
PlacePrison, Trains, England, Germany
StyleSerious

Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he becomes a minor celebrity & faces a public outcry against the practice of hanging. Based on true events.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersGangsters, Special agents, FBI, Partners, Bartenders
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Gambling, Skirmishes, Political
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:35
PlotOn real events, Survival, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceNight Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Makes me think

A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersStudents, Psychologists
PlotOn real events, Experiments, Quests
PlacePrison, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Robbery, Bank robbery
PlaceChicago, USA
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, For men

The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGeniuses, Writers, Friends, Artists
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Weapon, Art, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA, New York
StyleInspirational, By books, Touching, Intellectual, Beautiful landscapes

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.





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