10 best movies like Gerald's Game (2017)

Movies similar to Gerald's Game (2017): 31, The Last Heist, Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word, The Assignment, Deepwater Horizon, Buddy Hutchins, Ashby, True Story, The Final Girls, Kung Fury.

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31 (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersKillers, Maniacs
PlotSurvival
TimeHalloween

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

The Last Heist (2016)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersManiacs, Killers
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Survival, Supernatural, Rivalry
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A bank heist descends into violent chaos when one of the hostages turns out to be a serial killer. Trapping the well-organized team of bank robbers in the building, the killer is now picking them off one by one.

Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotRevenge, Travel, Death, Curses
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.

The Assignment (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.6)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration01:16
CharactersKillers, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Death, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceUSA

Ace assassin Frank Kitchen is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman, now a hitwoman, sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:15
PlotDisasters, Survival, Death
PlaceSea, USA

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Buddy Hutchins (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersKillers, Family
PlotRelationship, Supernatural, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

With his business in shambles, a mounting criminal record, and a cheating wife, today is the day that Buddy Hutchins snaps.

Ashby (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersKillers, Friends
PlotDeath, Moving
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching

When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, and Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

True Story (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersKillers, Police, Journalists
PlotDeath
PlacePrison, Mexico, New York, USA, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

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.

The Final Girls (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:51
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers, Orphans
PlotLoneliness
PlaceUSA

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Kung Fury (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, short
CountrySweden
Duration31:02
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Killers, Police, Dinosaurs
PlotLove, War, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes, Time travel, Martial Arts
PlaceGermany, USA

During an unfortunate series of events, a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time to Nazi Germany in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all.

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Dark Signal (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, DJs
PlotDeath, Mystery, Pursuit, Motorcycles, Supernatural
PlaceEngland, Small cities

The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message. Now a stranded woman must team up with the staff of a local station to solve the mystery of her death.

Rillington Place (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers
PlotDeath
PlaceEngland, London
StyleDisturbing

A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Aftermath (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersKillers, Family, Lawyers
PlotDisasters, Death, Hatred, Investigation, Depression, Survival
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Exciting

A fatal plane crash changes the lives of Roman and Jake forever. Roman loses his wife and daughter in the accident, while Jake, his mind as he happens to be the air traffic controller, who fails to avert the nightmare. Rage and revenge engulfs Roman and Jake finds himself swamped with guilt and regret. Can the two make peace with the past?

Ryde (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who will be getting in a car with. Or if you'll ever get out.

He's Out There (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersManiacs, Family, Killers
PlotSurvival, Vacation
StyleTense

On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.

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.

Memoir of a Murderer (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Fathers, Serial killers
PlotConfrontation, Hatred, Death, Snow
PlaceKorea, Prison

A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.

Wolf Creek (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration02:10
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Parents, Serial killers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Death, The escape, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeNight

An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFriends
PlotTime travel, Death, Survival, Relationship, Love, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, USA
StyleTense

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22
CharactersKillers
PlotGhosts, Power, Supernatural, Death
PlaceUSA, Party
StyleDepressive

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Radius (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:25
CharactersKillers
PlotDeath, Missing people, Loneliness

Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers the horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly.

Jane Got a Gun (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Death, Survival, Weapon, Chase, Relationship, Love triangle, Cheating, Pursuit, Justice, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Deserts, USA

After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.

Sweetheart (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration00:30
PlotDisasters, Death, Survival, Hunting, Loneliness
PlaceSea, Islands, Uninhabited island

Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers, Pupils, Serial killers
PlaceUSA, Summer camp

Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers, Students, Serial killers
PlotPursuit
PlaceUSA
TimeHalloween

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersKillers, Friends, Brides
PlotRevenge, Fight, Martial Arts, Wedding, Death, Rivalry
PlaceUSA

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

Identity (2003)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Friends, Serial killers
PlotDeath, Investigation
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleDisturbing

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Hannibal (2001)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Cannibals, Detectives, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Confrontation
PlacePrison, USA
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Heavy

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists, Friends
PlotDeath, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Gothic

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Cast Away (2000)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHermits
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Disasters, Love, Travel, Adventure
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Islands, Aircraft, Russia, Moscow, USA
StyleFor men

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

American Psycho (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Serial killers
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceUSA

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Scary Movie (2000)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersManiacs, Fathers, Serial killers, Teens
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceUSA

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.

The Matador (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, West Germany, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:36
CharactersKillers, Businessmen, Hired assassins
PlotDeath
PlaceHotels, USA, Mexico

The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.

When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Babysitting, Students
PlaceHospitals, USA

Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.

127 Hours (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersClimbers
PlotWillpower, Survival
PlaceDeserts

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

The Raid (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersSpecial Forces, Killers, Warriors
PlotFight, Martial Arts, Death, Survival
StyleDisturbing, For men

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.

Birdman (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersActors
PlotLoneliness, Split personality
PlaceUSA
StyleOscars, Popular

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (2015)
Markimdb: 2.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersZombie
PlotDeath, Fear, Survival, Viruses
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy

A young militia is all that stands between a coming dead horde and their rural town decimated by the fracking industry.

My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, Miners
PlotSurvival, Death

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

The Revenant (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersZombie, Vampire
PlotDeath, Funeral, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting

A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body.

See No Evil (2006)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:24
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers
PlotChase, Pursuit
PlaceHotels, USA

A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago -- band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Into the Wild (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotThe escape, Loneliness, Survival
PlaceForest, Nature, USA, Alaska

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Grindhouse (2007)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:11
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Killers, Serial killers, Scientists
PlotWeapon, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Wanted (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersKillers, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Death, Superpowers, Skirmishes, Supernatural
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleExciting

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.

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