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20 best movies like Double Indemnity (1944)

List of the best movies like Double Indemnity (1944): The Killers, A Most Violent Year, Road to Nowhere, Anamorph, Goodbye Lover, The Black Dahlia, Murder, My Sweet, Sea of Love, Mortal Thoughts, The Maltese Falcon.

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Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery, Boxing, Investigation
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy

Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede". When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator, on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
PlotAdventure, Passion, Investigation
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true crime casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. Unsuspectingly, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue: he becomes obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past, and the disturbing complexity between art and truth. From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Verona, Rome, and London, new truths are revealed and clues to other crimes and passions, darker and even more complex, are uncovered.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Political
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, detective
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Mystery, Justice
StyleAction, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, France
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Serious

Gumshoe Philip Marlowe is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde, the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotPassion, Investigation, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Friendship, Mystery
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Tense, Fancy

A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that she'll be the next target of his rage. At a group outing, James bleeds to death after someone cuts his throat. But because he's such a terrible human being, police aren't sure which of his acquaintances decided to kill him.

PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Mystery, Cheating
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, detective
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: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, FBI
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Volcanoes
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't prove anything with conventional detective work. With no other option, she goes undercover, pursuing the same man as Catherine, and hoping that Catherine will slip up and reveal her true identity.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Spy
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, False accusations
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man's simple life becomes more complicated.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, film noir, music
CharactersBusinessmen, Singers
PlotMusic, Investigation, Love triangle, Jealousy, Intrigue
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Depressive

Jenny Lamour sings in a music hall in postwar Paris, accompanied by her husband, Maurice Martineau, on piano. When Martineau notices his wife flirting with an older businessman named Georges Brignon, he follows her to Brignon's house with the intent to kill him. At the house, Brignon is found murdered -- but by someone else. Inspector Antoine conducts an investigation that implicates Martineau, whose planned alibi comes loose.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, detective, film noir
CharactersModels, Maids
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Jealousy, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
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: 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: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
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: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Investigators
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.

Markimdb: 5.9
CharactersSerial killers, Hairdressers
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, True love
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Serious, Disturbing

Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John to kill.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, film noir
CharactersArtists, Artists
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Johnny find out that art dealers are interested in Chris's work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious

A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CharactersGay, Killers, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Fear
PlaceForest, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen -- and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit, Chase
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body as his guide.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotRevenge, Passion, Obsession, Fate, Rivalry
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, film noir
PlotTravel, Passion
StyleRomantic, Action, Serious, Disturbing

A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A CBI officer goes in search of a ruthless serial killer. Things get worse when the murderer targets the former and her family

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotMartial Arts, Karate, Investigation, Intrigue, Missing people
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe deduces that there's much more to this than a simple missing-person case. Marlowe's path crosses that of a blackmailed movie star, Mavis Wald, and her friend, exotic dancer Delores. A mobster sends karate expert Winslow Wong to bust up Marlowe's office and warn him off the case, while Lieutenant French also cautions the detective to stay out of the police's way.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, For men

A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersHired assassins
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Wedding, Investigation
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Serious, Noir, Disturbing

Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then betrayed with his passion for gambling. Now she's together with Tommy Dundee, a man no one trifles with. He takes care of her in a way Michael never could, but there's a price for his attention and Rachel knows this. And when Michael devises a plan to get Rachel out from under Tommy's control, they become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger and desire from which no one escapes unscathed.