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List of the best movies like The Living (2014): Nine Dead, Thursday, Suicide Kings, After Dark, My Sweet, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killers, Killing Them Softly, Bad Country, Spreading Darkness, I See You.

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Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersHired assassins, Priests
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Death
PlaceBunker
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Architects
PlotJustice, Adoption
PlaceTexas
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Depressive, Disturbing

Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell breaks loose!

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersAlcoholics, Friends
PlotHostage, Cheating
PlaceMansions
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Black humor

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDrivers
PlotDancing, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleAction, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Depressive

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Poker
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHired assassins
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Rivalry
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotChase
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Stu Undercoffler (Eric Roberts) is a corrupt CEO whose drive for power has led him to make some highly unethical choices. Once Stu's self-serving decisions have begun to spread darkness through the world, there's no stopping it. After losing his wife, Stu begins to have a crisis of conscience but starts to believe he is being stalked and has been hallucinating. Is he losing his mind or have his former victims come back to wreck havoc on him?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotObsession
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor, in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

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: 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, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration02:01
CharactersFBI, Accountant
PlotInvestigation, Treasures, Mystery
PlaceUSA
TimeWinter
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Depressive

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences

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: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Pursuit
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersDetectives
PlotMoney, Death, Betrayal
PlaceParty, USA
StyleTense, Depressive, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersHired assassins, Cowboys, Hunters, Captives, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Snow, Pads
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

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: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43
PlotRevenge, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Serious

Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at the hands of a volatile car dealer, Will returns to London to discover the cause of his brother's death and administer justice to those responsible.

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
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Seduction, Mystery
StyleGloomy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a pianist. While conducting his investigation and looking through the victim's apartment, he meets Barbara (Charlotte Rampling), the mistress of the murder victim. Barbara confesses to the crime, but Staniland, based on his observations and experience, does not believe her. He then sets out to find the truth, with surprising results. Both Serrault and Rampling are outstanding in this well-directed, well-paced film. On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois was also released as He Died With His Eyes Open and won the Jury Prize at the 1985 Montreal World Film Festival.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:44
PlotRevenge, Investigation
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal murders - both involving legendary porn actor John Holmes. You're about to experience both versions.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:01
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Obsession, Chase, Birthday
StyleRomantic, Heavy, Smart, Depressive, Serious

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersWriters, Old man
PlotMoney, Mystery, Missing people, Cheating, Pads
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy

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

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: 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: 6.5
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: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:45
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Heroes
PlotChase
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, For men

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersHired assassins, Blonde girls, Lawyers, Criminals, Girlfriends
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Weapon, Pads, False accusations
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

An ambitious lawyer finds himself caught in a power struggle between a corrupt pharmaceutical executive and his firm’s senior partner. When the case takes a deadly turn, he must race to uncover the truth before he loses everything.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, USA
PlotLoneliness, Depression
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling books by Henning Mankell.





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