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List of the best movies like Silenced (2011): Han Gong-ju, After Lucia, Bedevilled, Jailbait, The Divide, Top Boy, F.I.S.T., Savage Streets, King of Devil's Island, The Yellow Sea.

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Markimdb: 7.3
CountrySouth Korea
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Internet
PlaceSchool, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.

Markimdb: 7.1
CountryMexico, France
CharactersTeens, Cooks
PlaceSea, School, Mexico
StyleTense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
PlotRevenge, Slavery, Vacation, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
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: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends, Poor
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersMonsters, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Death, Supernatural, Political, Uprising
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged connections with the Mob.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Punks, Losers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Poland
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, Uprising
PlacePrison, Islands, Boarding school
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Makes me think, Depressive

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Taxi drivers
PlotSurvival, Chase
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
PlotLove, On real events, Chase, Fog
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleAction, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryArgentina, Chile, France, South Korea
CharactersMafia, Police, Lawyers, Nurses
PlotLove, Money, Weapon
StyleRomantic, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, China, USA
CharactersPolice, Neighbors, Foster children, Single mothers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating Danielle.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, history
PlotOn real events, Death, Radio
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants that accepted the truth were persecuted. Some were hunted down and assassinated - by their own countrymen - causing the start of a new, private war. Dirty Hearts is a thriller and love story told by the wife of one of the fanatics dedicated to preach Japanese victory. Little by little, she watches her husband, a hard-working immigrant, become an assassin and their love story fade away.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
PlotPassion, Money, Obsession, Death
PlacePrison, Village, Beach, Asia
TimeNew Year
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Intellectual, Serious

A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable, when something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotRobbery, Boxing
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Robots, Heroes
PlaceSchool, College
StyleCyberpunk, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the original movie, the cyborg-teachers were all destroyed. Well that's what we thought, but there's one more rogue military robot out there determined to clean up the education system.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CharactersHorses, Snipers, Teachers, Students, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Water, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Deserts, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

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: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotRobbery, Friendship, Death
StyleAction, Heavy, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewellery robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersDogs, Serial killers, Criminals, Losers
PlotSurvival, Money
PlaceCaves, Mountains, USA
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, he descends to the level of a cave dweller and falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think

Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching the distressed woman in labour. Spurred on by the emergency and the incendiary words of a TV pundit, he reaches a boiling point and forcefully hits one of the men obstructing his ambulance. Max's strike has far-reaching, unintended consequences.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A lurid, dark look into the lives of sex workers, where victims of child abuse deal with the consequences later in life.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
CharactersSanta Claus, Housewives
PlotSurvival, Death, Dolls, Seduction
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A suburban housewife is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in a desolate forest with four murderous thugs.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersDogs, Criminals, Veterans
PlotMotorcycles, Money, Friendship
PlaceAfghanistan, Kitchen
StyleHeavy, Tense, Makes me think, Depressive, For men

Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Pursuit, Internet
StyleSoulful, Serious

A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her parents are shattered by their daughter's actions and struggle to support her as she comes to terms with what has happened to her once innocent life.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, Partners
PlaceIreland, France
StyleFancy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Redheaded teen Remy is bullied by his soccer teammates and drawn into fights with his younger sister and mother in their cramped apartment. After a flare-up of domestic violence, he flees home and is tracked down by a bitter guidance counselor, Patrick, also a redhead. Patrick looks upon Remy’s sullen insolence with both sympathy and disdain and decides to toughen him up...

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
PlotDeath, Cancer, False accusations
PlaceParty, New York
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin's murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, music, biography
CountryBrazil, France
CharactersLosers, Artists
PlotOn real events
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious

A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos – better known as Madame Satã – was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time.