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List of the best movies like The Sinner (2017): Dark Places, The Girl on the Train, Blindspot, Dead Again, Shattered, A Kiss Before Dying, Side Effects, Lizzie, Bad Country, Regression.

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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
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: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, FBI
PlotMartial Arts, Investigation, Mystery, Lost memory
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense

A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Hypnosis, Lost memory
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Chase, Lost memory
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, Disturbing

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part time private detective Gus Klein who is supposedly done some work for him prior to the accident. Klein helps Merrick to find out more...

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34
CharactersTwins, Girlfriends
PlotRevenge, Motorcycles, Investigation, Obsession, Seduction
PlaceTrains, New York
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Infatuated with the idea of becoming rich, college student Jonathan Corliss secretly dates Dorothy Carlsson to gain the approval of her wealthy father. When Dorothy tells Jonathan that she is pregnant and that her father will deny her inheritance if he finds out, Jonathan murders her, but he stages her death as a suicide. As Jonathan works his way onto Mr. Carlsson's payroll, Dorothy's twin sister, Ellen, investigates the apparent suicide.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersLesbians, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotCars, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Smart

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

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: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, Canada, USA
Duration02:16
CharactersPriests, Psychiatrists, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, False accusations, Lost memory
PlaceHospitals

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

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: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Military, Pregnant
PlotThe escape, Relationship, Investigation, Political, Justice
PlaceSchool, Trains, Russia, Forest, USSR
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration03:18
CharactersSerial killers, Family, Sisters
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Funeral
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersWolves, Writers, Hunters, Soldier, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceAlaska
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersLosers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceIslands
StyleFascinating, Touching

Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with the exotic Camille each week Richard investigates intricate and intriguing murders.

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: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gangsters, Angels, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Birthday
PlaceIraq, Metro, USA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersFamily, Photographers, Psychiatrists
PlotDeath, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A photographer struggling with memory loss discovers her pictures may indicate something sinister is hitting close to home.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Sisters, Lovers, Housewives
PlotLove, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A desperate housewife discovers her husband is having an affair and kidnaps his unsuspecting mistress, but what starts as a prank quickly spirals out of control.

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

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric

Two homicide detectives find their careers - and lives - on the line when they get caught up in a case of murder and betrayal in high-society Savannah.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Depressive, Serious

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Funeral, Lost memory
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersPresidential
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceThe White House, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Pursuit, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Serious

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

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: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Priests
PlotInvestigation, Family life
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersBlonde girls, Thieves, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Money, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, For men

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:58
CharactersPolice, Special agents, Lawyers
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Chase, Intrigue, Conspiracies
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, Milan, New York and Istanbul. Finding themselves in a chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.





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