10 best movies like Coldwater (2013)

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Coldwater 2013
A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
List of the best movies like Coldwater (2013): The Experiment, The Grey, An Innocent Man, Bad Turn Worse, The Divide, Jailbait, Blue Ruin, Slasher, Z for Zachariah, Twelve.

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The Experiment (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

The Grey (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.

An Innocent Man (1989)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Bad Turn Worse (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

The Divide (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Jailbait (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

Blue Ruin (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:30

When the quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news, he sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance.

Slasher (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration00:30

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.

Z for Zachariah (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryIceland, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:28

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Twelve (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:31

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

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Boy Wonder (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.

Bad Ronald (1974)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA

When awkward teen Ronald Wilby accidentally kills a young girl whose sister rejected his affections, his overbearing mother decides to hide him from the law by creating a concealed room in their home for him to live.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Nine Dead (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?

By the Gun (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).

Bad Boys (1983)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.

On the Ice (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA

In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.

True Story (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

McCanick (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Over the course of one feverish day, a harried narcotics detective and his reluctant partner frantically track down a recently released convict who knows a secret from the past.

Lila & Eve (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.

Frontera (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUSA

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

Black Water (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:29

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

Out of the Furnace (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

Circle (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.

Criminal Lovers (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:36

After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc's sexual appetite.

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Kalamity (2010)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend to find out what's going on and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behaviour seems more and more bizarre and frightening.

Shopping (1994)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:46

A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, it's a business, but for Billy and Jo, it's a labour of love. As the competition between Tommy and Billy grows more fierce, the stakes become higher and the "shopping" trips increasingly risky.

Mall (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Malcom's done with his life. Only the noise of Crystal Meth gives him a reason to keep going - everything else it has long regardless. Equipped with a bag full of weapons and self-made bombs, he makes his way to the nearby mall to really stir things up. On his personal war campaign, he not only changes his life radically, but also the fate of other people who are in the wrong place at the same time: a teenager whose favorite pastime is smoking pot in his dreary existence, a housewife, where their best days have been left behind, a greedy businessman whose only desire is to increase his wealth and a depressed pervert.




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