10 best movies like The Handmaiden (2016)

Similar movies
The Handmaiden 2016
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
List of the best movies like The Handmaiden (2016): The Perfect Guy, My Cousin Rachel, Where the Truth Lies, The Housemaid, The Other Boleyn Girl, 3-Iron, Eyes Wide Shut, The Prestige, Rodin, The Duke of Burgundy.

Tags: movies similar to The Handmaiden (2016) - full list

The Perfect Guy (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:48

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

The Housemaid (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:47

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra. She even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

3-Iron (2004)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:28

A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

The Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Rodin (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:44

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

20 more movies
Hollywoodland (2006)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Chloe (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:36

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:29

In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – and a spy for the Americans. When she and Mischa (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Emerald City), begin spying on Alexander ( Sam Reid, Anonymous), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander (Charles Dance, The Imitation Game) can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most.

Crimson Peak (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Ghastly (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

The Illusionist (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Original Sin (2001)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, USA
Duration01:58

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Forgotten (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50

Jin-seok, 21-year-old, moves into a new house with his family. He suffers from a slight schizophrenia but he carries an ordinary life under the warm care of the family. His older brother Yu-seok is a decent college student, a mentor, and role model for Jin-seok. One night, his beloved brother is kidnapped by unidentified assailants before Jin-seok’s eye. Jin-seok can’t recognize their faces, but can remember only the VIN that matches with no car. After long silence of 19 days, suddenly Yu-seok returns home, but remembers nothing which had happened in the meantime. And soon Jin-seok feels Yu-seok is a total stranger…

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration02:09

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Knife+Heart (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, Luxembourg
Duration02:12

In the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious killer.

The Good German (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38

In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. When there are several murders by acid of people connected to Cesar, the prime suspect of Inspector Vidocq would be Cesar's former partner Rene Marot. But Marot murdered Madeleine's mother many years ago and committed suicide immediately after.

Heli (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Palmetto (1998)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:02

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32

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.

Prisoners (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

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?

Earthquake Bird (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA

Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.

Abandon (2002)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.

Thelma (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

The Double Hour (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryItaly
Duration01:35

A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.




MoviesList