20 Movies Like Death Note

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American Psycho

American Psycho
American Psycho
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Country: United States, Canada
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The American Psycho movie is about a wealthy investment banker named Patrick Bateman who leads a double life as a serial killer, indulging in sadistic acts of violence and murder while maintaining a facade of normalcy in the materialistic world of 1980s New York City.

The Machinist

The Machinist
The Machinist
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Scott Kosar
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller film about a factory worker suffering from severe insomnia, leading him to experience hallucinations and paranoia. As he becomes increasingly obsessed with a mysterious co-worker, his mental state deteriorates, blurring the lines between reality and delusion.

Oldboy

Oldboy
Oldboy
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 40 wins & 27 nominations
Writer: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Park Chan-wook
Actors: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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The Oldboy movie is about a man who is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking revenge and answers for his captivity. As he delves deeper into his investigation, he uncovers a dark and twisted conspiracy that challenges his sanity and morality.

Se7en

Se7en
Se7en
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 29 wins & 43 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Se7en” is about two detectives who are on the trail of a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his gruesome murders, leading them on a dark and twisted journey to catch him before he completes his deadly plan.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Fight Club
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls
Actors: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Fight Club” is a psychological drama about an insomniac office worker who forms an underground fight club as a form of rebellion against consumerism and societal norms, which eventually spirals into an anarchic movement led by an enigmatic soap salesman.”

Prisoners

Prisoners
Prisoners
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 153 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Prisoners” is a suspenseful thriller about a desperate father who takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend go missing, pushing him to the limits of morality and justice. As he navigates through a web of dark secrets and twists, he becomes entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with a determined detective.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 149 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 64 wins & 188 nominations total
Writer: Gillian Flynn
Actors: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gone Girl” is a psychological thriller film that follows the mysterious disappearance of Amy Dunne, and the subsequent investigation that reveals the dark secrets and manipulative tactics within her marriage to Nick Dunne.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a gripping thriller about a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to investigate a wealthy family’s dark secrets and solve a decades-old disappearance case. As they delve deeper into the mystery, they uncover a web of violence, corruption, and hidden identities that puts their lives at risk.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film set in a violent and futuristic society, following the story of a delinquent youth named Alex who undergoes an experimental treatment to curb his criminal behavior, raising questions about free will, morality, and the nature of humanity.

The Prestige

The Prestige
The Prestige
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 45 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Prestige” is a psychological thriller about two rival magicians in Victorian-era London who engage in a deadly game of one-upmanship, using illusion and deception to outwit each other and achieve the ultimate magic trick. As their obsession escalates, the line between reality and illusion blurs, leading to shocking twists and revelations.

Memento

Memento
Memento
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 57 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Memento” is a psychological thriller about a man suffering from anterograde amnesia, who uses tattoos and Polaroid photos to track down his wife’s killer. The film is told in reverse chronological order, creating a unique narrative structure that explores memory, perception, and the nature of truth.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 10 wins & 81 nominations total
Writer: Patricia Highsmith, Anthony Minghella
Actors: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Talented Mr. Ripley” is a psychological thriller film about a young man named Tom Ripley who is sent to Italy to convince a wealthy playboy to return to the United States, but ends up becoming obsessed with his luxurious lifestyle and resorts to extreme measures to maintain it.

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 164 wins & 139 nominations total
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Cormac McCarthy
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“No Country for Old Men” is a crime thriller film that follows a hunter who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and finds a briefcase full of money, leading to a cat-and-mouse chase with a relentless hitman. The movie explores themes of fate, morality, and the changing landscape of the American Southwest.

Shutter Island

Shutter Island
Shutter Island
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 11 wins & 66 nominations
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Shutter Island” is a psychological thriller film about two U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a mental institution located on a remote island, only to uncover a dark and twisted conspiracy that challenges their own sanity.

Zodiac

Zodiac
Zodiac
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 157 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 3 wins & 71 nominations
Writer: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Zodiac movie is a psychological thriller based on the true story of the unsolved Zodiac killings in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It follows the investigation by a cartoonist and a journalist as they become obsessed with finding the elusive serial killer.

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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The Black Swan movie is about a ballet dancer named Nina who becomes obsessed with perfection and descends into madness as she prepares for the lead role in “Swan Lake.” The film explores the psychological and physical toll of striving for artistic excellence.

The Departed

The Departed
The Departed
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 151 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 98 wins & 141 nominations total
Writer: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States, Hong Kong
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“The Departed” is a crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. It follows the story of an undercover cop and a mole in the police force, both trying to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in Boston.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Donnie Darko” is a psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who has visions of a giant rabbit named Frank, who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. As Donnie navigates through time travel, parallel universes, and existential questioning, the movie explores themes of fate, mental illness, and the blurred line between reality and imagination.

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 70 wins & 50 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally
Actors: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Language: English, Latin
Country: United States
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“The Silence of the Lambs” is a psychological thriller about a young FBI trainee, Clarice Starling, who seeks the help of incarcerated serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch another serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Through a dangerous game of manipulation and psychological warfare, Clarice must navigate the mind of Lecter to unravel the mystery and save the next victim.

The Game

The Game
The Game
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: John Brancato, Michael Ferris
Actors: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn
Language: English, Cantonese, German, Spanish, Thai
Country: United States
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“The Game” is a psychological thriller film about a wealthy investment banker who becomes embroiled in a mysterious and elaborate game that starts to blur the lines between reality and fiction, leading him on a thrilling and unpredictable journey.

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