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List of the best movies like Crooked House (2017): My Cousin Rachel, Marguerite, Chappaquiddick, Kill Your Friends, Jenny's Wedding, Lizzie, Exposed, Motherless Brooklyn, The Third Murder, Guilt.

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Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceItaly, Kitchen, Beach
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Snake, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Cars, Money, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Castle
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

Paris in the 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman with a passion for music and the opera. For years, she has performed regularly for a circle of guests. But Marguerite sings tragically out of tune and no one has ever told her. Her husband and her close friends have always encouraged her in her illusions. Things become very complicated the day she gets it into her head to perform in front of a genuine public, at the Opera.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersLawyers, Fathers, Presidential, Orphans, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Cars, Investigation, Death
PlaceIslands, Party, Beach, Hotels, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Serial killers, Rappers, Lawyers
PlotDancing, Fight, Music, Money, Depression
PlacePrison, Aircraft, London, Hotels
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor

In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gods, Firefighters, Sisters
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Wedding, Money
PlaceParty, Beach, Hotels
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching

Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

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: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gangsters, Angels, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Birthday
PlaceIraq, Metro, USA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Military, Soldier, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, War, Money, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceGhetto, Beach, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Noir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Killers, Lawyers, Judge, Fathers
PlotInvestigation, Computers, Mystery, Snow, Mystery
PlacePrison, School, Trains, Japan, Kitchen
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersStudents, Lawyers, Sisters
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy
PlaceLondon
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense

When Natalie’s sister Grace becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly’s murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie, Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to come out.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:18
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Funeral
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens, Journalists, Nurses, Reporters, Managers
PlotPassion, Computers, Mystery
PlacePrison, Japan, Metro, Night Clubs
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby's mother Satomi is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Ozaki. The information was provided by the neighbor's lover Kanako. Meanwhile, magazine reporter Watanabe, who is covering the story, discovers the shocking fact that Ozaki was involved in a rape case 15 years ago. Even more shocking, the victim in the rape case is Kanako.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:21
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Wedding, Money, Investigation, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Sea, Court, Greece, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Lighthouse, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Three lighthouse keepers on an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland discover something that isn't theirs to keep.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Lawyers, Androids, Cats
PlotObsession, Love triangle, Jealousy, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy

A surrogate mother harbors a deadly secret desire for a family of her own with the husband who is expecting to raise her child.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:03
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: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Spy, Terrorists, Writers, Architects
PlotInvestigation, Death, Political, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceTexas, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:07
CharactersKillers, Journalists, Lovers, Reporters
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Political, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountrySpain, Mexico
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Writers, Lawyers, Old man
PlotChess, Cars, Fight, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Office
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Black humor, Serious

Álvaro, a man obsessed with the idea of writing what he brands as “high literature,” manipulates the lives and feelings of the people around him to write about the consequences caused by his devious acts.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryBulgaria, USA, Spain
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Killers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Justice
PlaceKitchen, Hospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

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: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Robots, Serial killers, Scientists
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceEngland, London
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense, Fancy, Serious

A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, western, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Indians, Angels
PlotDancing, Bank robbery, Gambling, Money, Weapon
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating, Tense, Fancy, Not for everyone

Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersDogs, Teens, Lawyers
PlotFight, Money, Investigation, Death, Depression
PlaceSchool, Trains, Forest, Small cities
StyleTense

In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersSherlock Holmes, Writers, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Mystery
PlaceSea, Village, Trains, England, Japan
StyleAction, By books, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersBlonde girls, Thieves, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, For men

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersHired assassins, Blonde girls, Lawyers, Criminals, Girlfriends
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Weapon, Pads, False accusations
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An ambitious lawyer finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm’s senior partner. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses everything.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
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.





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