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List of the best movies like Changeling (2008): Hollywoodland, Kill the Messenger, The Imposter, The Dead Girl, Balibo, Lizzie, The Snare, Official Secrets, Zodiac, The Highwaymen.

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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, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersCIA, Journalists, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Disturbing

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

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: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
PlotInvestigation, Birthday, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceLos Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Depressive, Disturbing

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography, history
CountryAustralia
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political
PlaceIndonesia
StyleAction, Heavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifie

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: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily, Scammers, Architects
PlotLove, Investigation, Jealousy, Divorce, Missing people
PlaceUSA, New York, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, By books, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg, China
Duration01:37
CharactersSpy, Lawyers, Judge, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Computers, Intrigue
PlaceCourt, England, London, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Disturbing

The true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun who—prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion—leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing member states into voting for war.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

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: 6.8
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: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters, Mothers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Mystery, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia
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: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Missing people, False accusations
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

6 strangers are kidnapped and through governmental technology have proof they have all killed before and are told 5 will die this night, one may walk, and the six have 2 hours to decide who gets to live.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersHorses, Blonde girls, Scammers, Journalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceParty, USA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersSerial killers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersHorses, Serial killers, Lawyers
PlotRevenge, Death, Divorce, Debts
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersSerial killers, Parents, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Missing people
PlaceLabyrinths, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy

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?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration01:43
CharactersMonsters, Serial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersGangsters, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Justice
PlaceIreland
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersVeterans
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceVietnam, Asia, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersIndians, Special agents, FBI
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Psychics, Maids
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Female friendship
PlacePrison, Mansions, USA, Office, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Weapon, Missing people
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWriters
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely places such as bookshops and hotel bars, Dave Boyle's moody thriller uncovers exhilarating new takes on genre conventions. Consequently, it's an alluring l'homme fatal who supplies Aki with the breadcrumb trail of clues that entices her into a labyrinthine plot of sinister dealings. In turn, the aging sheriff (veteran character actor Pepe Serna, fantastic in a rare leading role), who should rightfully be riding to her rescue, proves to be equally out of his depth. The game is afoot, the chase is exhilarating and the stakes are perilously high in this inspired neo-noir.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Supernatural, Life after death, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.





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