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20 best movies like Bound (1996)

List of the best movies like Bound (1996): Jade, Sea of Love, Palmetto, Body Heat, Hotel Noir, Jackie Brown, Killer, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Hot Spot, One False Move.

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Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with his personal feelings as well as the case.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotPassion, Investigation, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersWriters, Old man
PlotMoney, Mystery, Missing people, Cheating, Pads
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
PlacePrison, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CharactersHired assassins, Cooks
PlotPassion, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Hotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersHired assassins, Stewardesses, Lovers
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Cheating
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession
PlaceNew York
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Cynical hit man Mick is tiring of his job and asks his boss George for time off. However, George gives him the assignment of his life, prompting Mick's soul-searching to reach new heights. Mick is asked to kill sultry Fiona, who owes George money and claims she wants to die. But as Mick spends time with her, he finds himself falling for her.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlotRobbery, Passion, Love triangle
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotSkirmishes, Justice
PlaceTexas, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact the town's sheriff, Dale Dixon, to alert him of the fugitives' presence in the area. Underestimating Dixon, the criminals have no idea what they are about to face.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, film noir
PlotTravel, Passion
StyleRomantic, Action, Serious, Disturbing

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Robbery, Love triangle, Chase
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlotDrug addict, Inheritance
PlaceTexas, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CharactersGay, Killers, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Fear
PlaceForest, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen -- and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime
PlotRobbery, Abduction, Passion, Intrigue
StyleExciting, Action, Tense

Chip's problem is that he can't say no to beautiful women. This weakness gets him into a world of trouble when he agrees to help his girlfriend steal $68,000.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
PlotAdventure, Passion, American Football, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotKarate, Investigation, Friendship, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Serious, For men

A Los Angeles detective and his Japanese partner woo an artist while solving a stripper's murder.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, detective
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Mystery, Justice
StyleAction, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersDogs, Geniuses, Sherlock Holmes, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Swimming, Seduction, Conspiracies
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers, Investigators
PlotRevenge, Investigation
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase
PlaceTexas, Mexico
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. Heading toward Mexico, the fugitive couple gets plenty of media coverage, until there are even more people on their trail. Can Watty and Starlene make it south of the border without getting caught?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Police, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Double life
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense, Explicit scenes

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, FBI
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Volcanoes
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't prove anything with conventional detective work. With no other option, she goes undercover, pursuing the same man as Catherine, and hoping that Catherine will slip up and reveal her true identity.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Losers, Girlfriends
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Money
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotLove, Gambling, Money, Investigation, Success
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Smart, Tense

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Political, Mystery
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Based on true events, The Wannabe, a story about Thomas, a man obsessed with Mafia culture during the 1990s in New York City. When Thomas’s failed attempts to fix the trial of infamous mobster John Gotti gets him rejected by the people he idolizes most, he sets off on a drug infused crime spree with his girlfriend and longtime mob groupie, Rose, by brazenly robbing the local Mafia hangouts.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.