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List of the best movies like The Perfect Student (2011): Lila & Eve, Bad Country, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Black Rose, Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage, Nine Dead, The Girl on the Train, Last Hours in Suburbia, I See You, The Girl from the Naked Eye.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersFriends
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit, Cheating, Power
PlaceHospitals, USA, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.

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: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 2.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:23
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A Russian Police Major is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10
CharactersDogs, Mafia, Police, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Weapon, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

On the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy -- before it's too late.

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: 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: 5.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, False accusations, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.

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: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersSerial killers, Soldier, Priests
PlotMartial Arts, Investigation, Pursuit, Cheating, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, helped by two another prisoners, he succeded in finding the truth about the dreadful crimes. In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.

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: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHackers
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Seduction, Mystery, Pads
PlaceNew York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy

A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSpy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Mystery
PlaceCollege, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters, Photographers
PlotBlackmail
PlaceNight Clubs, New York
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotAdventure, False accusations, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all his former girlfriends. Suspected by the FBI agent who’s taken over the case and suspended by his captain, Jack must work outside the law if he’s to find the killer, save his future and protect what’s left of his past.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotSoccer
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover-up.

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: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryBelgium
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Witse returns to his hometown to find his niece's murderer. It doesn't take long before Witse gets in trouble with local police authorities. While conducting his investigation, old family issues are starting to surface.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Cancer, Mystery, Ghosts
StylePsychological problems, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Clowns, FBI
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Chase, Cheating, Fear
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

While being interrogated by a police psychiatrist, the near-catatonic Tabitha tries to explain why she and two of her childhood friends are being hunted by a serial killer. The truth that's dying to come out weaves together three tragic secrets from their past. Two of the girls' boyfriends become unwitting targets in their deadly game.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents, FBI, Psychiatrists
PlotObsession, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders--murders that could only have been committed by one man: David Allen Griffin. One of Joel's most elusive and cunning nemeses, Griffin has followed his former pursuer to Chicago in order to play a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Taunting Joel with photographs of his intended victims and leaving his crime scenes meticulously free of clues in order to keep the police at bay, Griffin derives as much pleasure out of watching Joel react to every movement as watching his victims die. But when Griffin moves into Joel's inner circle, Joel must quickly find some way to stop him before someone close to him becomes the next one to die.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Dragons, Friends, Partners
PlotChase
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Spy
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceHospitals
TimeCold War
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Serious, Noir

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

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: 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.





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