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20 best movies like Dead Ringers (1988)

List of the best movies like Dead Ringers (1988): War, The Divide, The Corrupted, Max Payne, Rope, The Ghost and the Darkness, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Awakening the Zodiac, Stonehearst Asylum, Side Effects.

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Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndia
CharactersSpy, Special agents
PlotLove, War, Karate, Motorcycles, Investigation
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Khalid, is entrusted with the task of eliminating Kabir, a former soldier turned rogue, as he engages in an epic battle with his mentor who had taught him everything.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotLove, Friendship, Betrayal, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, England, London, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Police, Family, Partners, Detectives
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pursuit
PlaceLake, New York
StyleExciting, By games, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersTeachers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Living together
PlaceParty, New York
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Action, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes, Lions
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceJungle, Africa
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration02:17
CharactersSerial killers, Killers
PlotObsession, Death
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, For men

The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in the killer's lethal cross-hairs.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, England, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersLesbians, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotCars, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Smart

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove, Gambling, Fight, Poker
PlaceIndia, Casino, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Smart

Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration03:08
PlotLove, On real events, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceCourt, England, India, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rustom Pavri, an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend Vikram to death after discovering that his wife Cynthia had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to have killed Vikram but pleads 'not guilty' in court. Is he convicted or acquitted?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryDenmark
Duration01:43
CharactersPirates
PlotAbduction, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceShips, Ocean
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSnipers, Serial killers, Losers, Psychiatrists
PlotUprising
PlaceHospitals, USA, Night Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Eddie Miller struggles with his hatred of women, he's especially bothered by seeing women with their lovers. He starts a killing spree as a sniper by shooting women from far distances. In an attempt to get caught, he writes an anonymous letter to the police begging them to stop him.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:39
CharactersKillers, Couriers, Good people
PlotChase, Conspiracies, Pads, False accusations
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A delivery man has to flee for his life when he is framed for the assassination of a political candidate and the evidence against him begins to accumulate.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Death, Alien invasion
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy

Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced underground they find themselves fighting for survival from an bloodthirsty creature in a maze of ever shrinking tunnels. As the team's ranks start to dwindle, the tunnels shrink and the ammunition run out, the crawl for survival becomes more and more desperate.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Criminals
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceMetro, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Twins, Brothers, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlacePrison, England, London
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Creepy

Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Family, Journalists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Snow
PlaceCountry houses
TimeNew Year, Dark ones, Winter
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain
CharactersDogs, Single mothers
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceIslands
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious

Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, you receive an unexpected phone call: they found the body of a child, so it must return to the island. There, in the suggestive and disturbing landscape, surrounded by disturbing and sinister characters, Mary is forced to confront their worst nightmares. And as he travels this road, he discovers that some mysteries should not be disclosed ...

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:57
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Creepy, Depressive

Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe begins to unravel.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration01:37
CharactersHorses, Panther
PlotPrison Break, Revenge
PlaceAustralia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Young police officer Shane Cooper's first day on duty, after relocating to the small town of Red Hill, rapidly turns into a nightmare. News of a prison break, involving convicted murderer Jimmy Conway, sends the local law enforcement officers - led by the town's ruling presence, Old Bill - into a panic and leads to a terrifying and bloody confrontation.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
CharactersCannibals, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceGermany
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:32
CharactersBears
PlotOn real events, Survival, Passion
PlaceNature, Forest, Canada
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Taxi drivers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58
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
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.





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