10 best movies like Zodiac (2007)

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Zodiac 2007
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.

List of the best movies like Zodiac (2007): Secret in Their Eyes, Disturbia, Child 44, Dark Places, Resurrection, The Weight of Water, I Wake Up Screaming, The Boston Strangler, Palmetto, A Walk Among the Tombstones.

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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.

Disturbia (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his friends, Ronnie and Ashley, start to grow more and more interested in what is actually happening within the house of Robert Turner.

Child 44 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration02:21

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.

Dark Places (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:31

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

Resurrection (1999)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:48

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.

The Weight of Water (2000)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:53

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

A young promoter is accused of the murder of Vicky Lynn, a young actress he "discovered" as a waitress while out with ex-actor Robin Ray and gossip columnist Larry Evans.

The Boston Strangler (1968)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from the point of view of the investigators who have very few clues to build a case upon.

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.

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

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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.

Cutter's Way (1981)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Changeling (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

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.

Imaikkaa Nodigal (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia

A CBI officer goes in search of a ruthless serial killer. Things get worse when the murderer targets the former and her family

The Invisible (2007)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, South Africa
Duration01:42

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Secrets and Lies (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.

The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, music
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43

In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned recluse, hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave. When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree, the authorities - including his police officer daughter (Aunjanne Ellis) - claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can he prove he's right when everyone thinks he's insane?

The Last of Sheila (1973)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Just Cause (1995)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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.

Knight Moves (1992)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:48

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues.

Mindscape (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:39

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Day of Wrath (2006)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary

At the height of the Spanish Inquisition, high-ranking noblemen begin dropping like flies, with alarming frequency and unexplained violence. But can local 16th-century sheriff Ruy de Mendoza (Christopher Lambert) discern who's responsible when no one wants to cooperate? After all, before Mendoza can even identify the bodies, the crime scenes are mysteriously cleared -- and the villagers pretend the murders never happened.

Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

The Bone Collector (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58

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.

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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?

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?

Kill the Messenger (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Dead Again (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33

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.

Slasher (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration00:30

Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.




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