10 best movies like Criminal (2016)

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Movies similar to Criminal (2016): The Great Hack, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, Black Water, The Catcher Was a Spy, Occupation, Teleios, Rememory, 24 Hours to Live, American Assassin, Geostorm.

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The Great Hack (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Duration01:53
CharactersScientists
PlotCheating
PlaceUSA, Laboratory

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.

Black Water (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:29
CharactersSpecial agents, CIA
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceSubmarines
StyleTense, Exciting

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.

The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScouts, Scientists, CIA, Spy, Gay, Jews
PlotWar
PlaceItaly
TimeWorld War II

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Teleios (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel, Death, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Action

A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and why.

Rememory (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:20
CharactersScientists, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Fear
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending, Disturbing

The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Africa, China, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotRevenge, Death, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

American Assassin (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersCIA, Brides
PlotRevenge, Fear, Nuclear War
PlaceTurkey, USA

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.

Geostorm (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world
PlaceNature
TimeFuture

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

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Downsizing (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Norway
Duration02:19
CharactersTeens, Doctors, Scientists
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceNorway, Laboratory
TimeFuture

A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

Atomica (2017)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersScientists
PlaceUSA, Deserts
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange behaviors cause Abby to have doubts about the sanity, and perhaps identities, of the two employees onsite.

Logan (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant
PlotSuperpowers, Chase, Road adventures, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleIncredible, Exciting, Fascinating, Gloomy, Unexpected ending, Tense

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

The Humanity Bureau (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration02:05
CharactersOrphans, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotJustice
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Disturbing

In 2030 the world is in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

Cell (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersZombie, Family
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Arrival (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Linguists
PlotTime travel
PlaceSpace, USA, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Smart

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Hardcore Henry (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersScientists, Soldier
PlotGenetic experiments, Mystery, Telekinesis, Love, Fight, Lost memory, Chase, Cheating, Pursuit, Skirmishes, Survival
PlaceRussia, Forest, Moscow, Office, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleFirst person, Exciting

Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Bastille Day (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Luxembourg
Duration02:25
CharactersPolice, Spy
PlotInvestigation
PlaceFrance, England

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Countdown (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:07
CharactersPolice
PlotAbduction
PlaceUSA

A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life

Freakish (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersPupils
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A group of students trapped in a high school must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Presidential
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Apocalypse, Technology, End of the world
PlaceShips
StyleTense

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Close to the Enemy (2016)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpy, Scientists
PlotWar
PlaceEngland

A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Tell Me How I Die (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersDoctors, Scientists
PlotDeath
PlaceLaboratory
StyleTense, Disturbing, Exciting

When a group of college students take part in a clinical drug trial, an unexpected side effect of the experimental medicine gives them terrifying visions of their own deaths...which begin to come true. As they scramble to escape their fate, they discover that the killer is among them and shares their ability to see the future - only he seems to be one step ahead of their efforts to survive.

Self/less (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Scientists, Mothers
PlotBody exchange, Love, Money, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA, Laboratory
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersTough guys, Gangsters
PlotAdventure, Cars, Racing, Chase, Survival, Time travel, Disasters, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleFor men, For a group of friends, Popular, Exciting

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Survivor (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersOrphans
PlotDeath
PlaceEngland, London, USA, Laboratory

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Infini (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryAustralia
Duration02:04
CharactersAliens, Soldier
PlotFear, The escape, Pursuit, Survival, Viruses
PlaceHospitals, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleTense

A search and rescue team are transported through deep space to a distant mining colony to save the sole survivor of a biological outbreak. During their mission, they find a lethal weapon which is set to arrive on Earth within the hour.

Lucy (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:29
CharactersStrong women, Scientists
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleWomens in main roles, Exciting

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Gravity (2013)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts, Friends, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Disasters
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

The Avengers (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersSuperhero, Partners, Aliens, Scientists, Heroes
PlotAlien invasion, Superpowers, Love, Intrigue
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
TimeFuture
StyleMarvel, Exciting

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Source Code (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTerrorists
PlotTime travel, Love, Investigation, Fate
PlaceTrains, USA
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

I Am Legend (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Monsters, Doctors, Military, Scientists
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Disasters, Love, Viruses
PlaceNew York, USA
TimePost apocalypse, Future

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Lifeguards, Fathers
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Tsunami, End of the world, Snow, Cold, Survival
TimeFuture

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersScientists, Spy
PlotMental disorders, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Smart

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Face/Off (1997)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Body exchange
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Viruses, Disasters, Mystery
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

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