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20 best movies like Children... (2011)

List of the best movies like Children... (2011): The General's Daughter, Hap and Leonard, Cold in July, Memories of Murder, Dolores Claiborne, The Weight of Water, The Crimson Kimono, Secret in Their Eyes, Murder at 1600, Mississippi Burning.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, military
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersMilitary, Investigators, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Political, Conspiracies, Uprising
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details emerge about Campbell's life, leading to allegations of a possible military coverup of her death and the involvement of her father, Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFriends, Hunters, Partners
PlotAdventure, Travel, Investigation, Chase, Justice
PlaceTexas, USA, Small cities
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
CharactersThieves, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceCemetery, Texas, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotOn real events, Investigation
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Depressive

1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersMaids, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceIslands, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
PlotOn real events, Passion, Investigation, Fate, Mystery
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceThe White House, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CharactersFBI, Partners, Sheriffs
PlotOn real events, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his, former Sheriff, partner.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family, Artists
PlotSurvival, Fight, Investigation, Friendship, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Village, Forest, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Scientists, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Religious, Life after death, Mystery, Rivalry
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Divorce, Pads
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out the truth.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Criminals, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlacePrison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotPassion, Investigation, Pads, False accusations
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotInvestigation, Fate, Pads
PlaceHospitals, New York
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds himself in extreme danger people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
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: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Mystery
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her husband, a math genius next door who sets up a perfect alibi for her out of his attraction toward her, and a detective who closely traces her, finding the alibi suspicious.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPriests, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Mystery
PlaceVillage, England
StyleAction, By books, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Spain
CharactersSerial killers
PlotOn real events, Cheating
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot more closely based on Romand's life and Carrère's book than was Laurent Cantet's 2001 film L'Emploi du Temps. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDogs, Police, Criminals
PlotRevenge, Fight, Investigation, Death, Snow
PlaceMountains, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

After a traumatic event, a drug trafficker turns sides and conspires with a dangerously ambitious undercover police officer to bring down the mysterious kingpin of a major drug cartel. (Remake of the Chinese film “Drug War,” 2012.)

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the supposed death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. After his supposed death, strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's past. Developments that lead her to believe she has been Deceived.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersPolice, Lawyers, Judge, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Test
PlaceCourt, New York
StyleAction, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceCourt, Forest
StyleAction, By books, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A mother lives quietly with her son. One day, a girl is brutally killed, and the boy is charged with the murder. Now, it's his mother's mission to prove him innocent.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersGangsters, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Justice
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: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersSpy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFBI, Journalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Political, Chase
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters, Mothers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Mystery, Justice
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.