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20 best movies like Se7en (1995)

List of the best movies like Se7en (1995): Prisoners, Gone Girl, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Funny Games, Big Bad Wolves, Shock Corridor, The Call, Brick, The Bone Collector, Secret Window.

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Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersSerial killers, Parents, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Missing people
PlaceLabyrinths, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryAustria
Duration01:48
CharactersSerial killers
PlotMental disorders, Vacation
PlaceLake
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryIsrael
Duration01:50
CharactersFamily, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Rivalry
PlaceIsrael
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Tense

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Chase, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious

Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save her, but to make sure the man is brought to justice.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlotRelationship, Investigation, Death, Chase, Mystery
PlaceParty, USA, California
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:50
CharactersThieves, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceCemetery, Texas, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Investigation, Betrayal, Chase
PlacePrison
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Action, Oscars, Fascinating

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

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: 7.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted in a misogynistic past.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Hackers, Monsters, Serial killers
PlotComputers, Chase, Internet, Fear
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Serious

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Seduction, Lost memory
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersSerial killers, Journalists, Partners
PlotObsession
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Explicit scenes, Depressive

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration02:05
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceSpain
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Creepy, Depressive

While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:56
CharactersMilitary, Investigators, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Political, Conspiracies, Uprising
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details emerge about Campbell's life, leading to allegations of a possible military coverup of her death and the involvement of her father, Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Monsters, Serial killers, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, The escape, Death
PlaceForest, Psychiatric hospitals, Texas, USA
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive

A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, moulding him into a monster named Leatherface.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Serial killers, Pupils, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Winter
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Demons, Brothers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Death
StyleHeavy, Tense, Creepy, Disturbing

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersHired assassins, Friends
PlaceForest, England, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, short
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Killers, Police
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Snow, Competitions
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
PlotOn real events, Sports, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotChase, Internet
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Smart, Tense

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
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: 5.8
Genrethriller, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:39
CharactersSerial killers, Friends, Neighbors
PlotInvestigation, Friendship
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy

Neighbors Spencer and Louise have bonded over their fascination with a recent string of murders terrorizing their community. When a new tenant named Victor moves into the building, all three quickly hit it off. However, they soon discover each has his or her own dark secret. As the violence outside mounts, the city retreats indoors for safety. But the more time these three neighbors spend together in their apartment building, the clearer it becomes that what they once thought of as a safe haven is as dangerous as any outside terrors they could imagine.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration01:34
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Dogs, Monsters, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Aviation, Death, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire"





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