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20 best movies like Red Corner (1997)

List of the best movies like Red Corner (1997): Veronica Guerin, The Chamber, Devil's Knot, The Glass Key, The Mighty Quinn, Absence of Malice, To Catch a Killer, Gang Related, Murder at 1600, Trial by Jury.

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Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersGangsters, Strong women
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Justice
PlaceIreland
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersJews, Lawyers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Political, Mystery
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleHeavy, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersTeens
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceCourt, Forest
StyleAction, By books, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotGambling, Political, Pads, False accusations
PlaceHospitals
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Serious

During the campaign for reelection, the crooked politician Paul Madvig decides to clean up his past, refusing the support of the gangster Nick Varna and associating to the respectable reformist politician Ralph Henry. When Ralph’s son, Taylor Henry, a gambler and the lover of Paul’s sister Opal, is murdered, Paul’s right arm, Ed Beaumont, finds his body on the street. Nick uses the financial situation of The Observer to force the publisher Clyde Matthews to use the newspaper to raise the suspicion that Paul Madvig might have killed Taylor.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Justice, Pads, False accusations
PlaceIslands
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that small-time thief Maubee is responsible, Xavier has his doubts. This view is complicated by the police chief's personal history with Maubee: The men have been friends since childhood.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMafia, Lawyers, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Political, False accusations, Rivalry
StyleAction, Soulful, Smart, Tense, Makes me think

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it involves an innocent party. When he tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Special agents
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Missing people, False accusations
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Surgeons
PlotGambling, Pursuit, Pads, False accusations
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a dealer, and then try to cover-up their crime.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersPresidential
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceThe White House, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersGangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersVeterans
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceVietnam, Asia, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersLawyers
PlotFalse accusations
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Heroes, Judge
PlotRevenge, Conspiracies, Justice, Sects, Uprising
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before his court go free because clever lawyers find obscure loopholes in the law.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotPassion, Investigation, Pads, False accusations
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Split personality, Experiments, Mystery
PlaceLaboratory
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a neurobiology Linda Fiorentino which has the ability to transfer memories from one person to another, but not without consequences. Liotta driven to solve the case injects himself with the serum, bringing him closer and closer to finding her killer but bringing him closer to death.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Mystery, False accusations, Rivalry
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Disturbing

Callum Crane, a lawyer and would-be federal judge, jeopardizes his chances at a judgeship by forcing himself on his secretary. He then worsens the situation by trying to have the woman murdered. Further complicating matters, he assigns the task to a young man who, unbeknownst to Crane, is actually his son, Nathan. Nathan refuses to do the deed, but not before informing several people, one of whom tries to take on the job.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersCriminals
PlotSkirmishes, Justice
PlaceTexas, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact the town's sheriff, Dale Dixon, to alert him of the fugitives' presence in the area. Underestimating Dixon, the criminals have no idea what they are about to face.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, Heroes, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A tough police detective escapes from custody after being framed and arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, and must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Rivalry
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created the Rebels, returns to Gary to be with his father and, with a little help from his friends, to destroy the Rebels his way.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Heroes
PlotPrison Break, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleBy books, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSpecial agents, FBI, Fish, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Art
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Seduction, Pads, Blackmail
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Police, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersHorses, Serial killers, Lawyers
PlotRevenge, Death, Divorce, Debts
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
PlotLove, Travel, Money, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison, Australia, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Joe, who owns a gas station along with his brothers and is about to marry Katherine, travels to the small town where she lives to visit her, but is wrongly mistaken for a wanted kidnapper and arrested.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersJournalists, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Tense

Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:45
PlotRevenge, Justice
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Bruno Hamel is a thirty eight year old surgeon. He lives in Drummondville with his wife Sylvie, and their eight year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, he is leading an uneventful life until a beautiful fall afternoon, when his daughter is raped and murdered. From then on, the world of the Hamel family collapses. When the murderer is arrested, a terrible project germinates in Bruno's darkened mind. He plans to capture the "monster" and make him pay for his crime. The day the murderer appears in Court, Hamel, who had prepared his plan in great detail, kidnaps the monster and later sends the police a brief message stating that the rapist and murderer of his daughter was going to be tortured for 7 days and then executed. Once this task accomplished, he will then give himself up.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia
PlotInvestigation, Political, Mystery
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Based on true events, The Wannabe, a story about Thomas, a man obsessed with Mafia culture during the 1990s in New York City. When Thomas’s failed attempts to fix the trial of infamous mobster John Gotti gets him rejected by the people he idolizes most, he sets off on a drug infused crime spree with his girlfriend and longtime mob groupie, Rose, by brazenly robbing the local Mafia hangouts.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersMafia, Spy, Scouts, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceChina, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.





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