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List of the best movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Gone Girl, Lost Girls, Memories of Murder, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Dark Places, True Crime, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Murder, My Sweet, Border Run, Gone Baby Gone.

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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: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Missing people, Death, Depression
PlaceUSA
StyleBy books, Tense, Womens in main roles, Depressive, Serious

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotOn real events, Investigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Depressive

1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration02:27
CharactersLesbians, Hackers, Strong women, Journalists, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Sweden
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Serious, Disturbing

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters, Mothers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Mystery, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

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
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, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
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: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersReporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Border, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceMexico
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotInvestigation, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRevenge, Passion, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

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, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, West Germany
CharactersGay, Serial killers
PlotRobbery, Investigation, Political
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Explicit scenes, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the complex rules and signals of this little society.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotPassion, Investigation, Mystery, Pads, False accusations
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeHoneymoon
StyleAction, By books, Smart, Serious, Noir

Stroud, a crime magazine's crusading editor has to post-pone a vacation with his wife, again, when a glamorous blonde is murdered and he is assigned by his publishing boss Janoth to find the killer. As the investigation proceeds to its conclusion, Stroud must try to disrupt his ordinarily brilliant investigative team as they increasingly build evidence (albeit wrong) that he is the killer.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFBI, Journalists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Political, Chase
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Time travel, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceTrains, New York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersHeroes
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:48
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Scientists, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Religious, Life after death, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceChicago
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.

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: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, Pads
PlaceFrance
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Obsession
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Serious

An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship, Investigation, Friendship, Depression
PlaceCollege
StyleTwisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Justice, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart

The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can break the man. But despite his troubles, Wayland is a master of manipulation, and during the interrogation, he begins to turn the tables on the investigators, forcing them to reveal their own sinister sides.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women, Single mothers, Nurses, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCourt, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

6 strangers are kidnapped and through governmental technology have proof they have all killed before and are told 5 will die this night, one may walk, and the six have 2 hours to decide who gets to live.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersReporters
PlotLove, Investigation, Obsession
PlacePrison, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy

As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

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: 6.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved





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