20 Movies Like Killer Joe

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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 gripping crime thriller that follows the cat-and-mouse pursuit between a relentless hitman and a small-town sheriff in Texas, both drawn into a violent web of drug deals gone wrong. As they navigate the brutal consequences of their actions, the film explores themes of fate, morality, and the changing landscape of the American West.

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin
Blue Ruin
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Saulnier
Actors: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“Blue Ruin” is a thriller about a mysterious drifter who seeks revenge on the people responsible for his parents’ murder. As he delves deeper into his quest, he becomes entangled in a violent and unpredictable chain of events.

Drive

Drive
Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 79 wins & 180 nominations total
Writer: Hossein Amini, James Sallis
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Drive” is a neo-noir crime thriller about a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver, but when a heist goes wrong, he becomes entangled in a dangerous web of violence and betrayal. The film explores his struggle to protect a woman and her son while navigating the criminal underworld.

A History of Violence

A History of Violence
A History of Violence
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 37 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
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“A History of Violence” is a thriller film that follows a small-town family man who becomes embroiled in a violent conflict after defending himself against criminals, forcing him to confront his dark past. As the truth unravels, he must protect his loved ones while grappling with the consequences of his actions.

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines
The Place Beyond the Pines
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 5 wins & 22 nominations
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Place Beyond the Pines” is a crime drama that follows the interconnected lives of a motorcycle stuntman turned bank robber and a rookie cop, as their actions have lasting consequences for themselves and their families. The film explores themes of legacy, morality, and the ripple effect of choices made.

Fargo

Fargo
Fargo
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 83 wins & 58 nominations total
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actors: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Fargo” is a dark comedy crime film that follows a car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in order to extort money from his wealthy father-in-law. However, their plan goes awry when a pregnant police chief becomes involved in the investigation.

True Romance

True Romance
True Romance
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Actors: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States, France
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“True Romance” is a crime film about a young couple, Clarence and Alabama, who find themselves on the run after stealing drugs from Alabama’s pimp and embarking on a violent journey to sell them and start a new life together.”

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 3 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: William M. Finkelstein
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” is a crime drama film about a corrupt and drug-addicted detective in New Orleans who becomes embroiled in a series of violent crimes while investigating the murder of a family of African immigrants. As he descends deeper into his own personal demons, he must navigate a web of corruption and betrayal to solve the case.

The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me
The Killer Inside Me
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: John Curran, Jim Thompson
Actors: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, United States
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“The Killer Inside Me” is a psychological crime thriller about a small-town deputy sheriff who leads a double life as a sadistic killer, struggling to maintain his facade while being pursued by an investigator. As the bodies pile up, his dark desires and violent tendencies threaten to unravel his carefully constructed life.

Red Rock West

Red Rock West
Red Rock West
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: John Dahl, Rick Dahl
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Red Rock West” is a neo-noir thriller about a drifter who is mistaken for a hitman and becomes entangled in a web of deceit and double-crossing in a small town in Wyoming. As he navigates the dangerous situation, he must outsmart the various characters vying for control and ultimately save himself from the deadly consequences.

Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Barry Gifford, David Lynch
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Wild at Heart” is a 1990 film directed by David Lynch. It follows the story of a young couple on the run from criminals as they navigate a surreal and violent journey filled with love, danger, and bizarre encounters along the way.

Blood Simple

Blood Simple
Blood Simple
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 5 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actors: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Blood Simple” is a neo-noir crime thriller about a bar owner who hires a private investigator to kill his wife and her lover, but things quickly spiral out of control as a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder unfolds. The film explores the consequences of their actions and the dark, twisted nature of human desires.

The Grifters

The Grifters
The Grifters
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 10 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Jim Thompson, Donald E. Westlake
Actors: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Grifters” is a neo-noir crime film about a trio of con artists – a small-time grifter, his estranged mother, and his girlfriend – who become entangled in a dangerous web of deception, betrayal, and murder. As they navigate their treacherous relationships, their worlds collide and they must outsmart each other to survive.

A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan
A Simple Plan
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 16 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Scott B. Smith
Actors: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, France, United States, Japan
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“A Simple Plan” is a thriller film about three friends who discover a crashed plane containing millions of dollars in cash. As they decide to keep the money, their lives spiral out of control as greed and paranoia consume them.

In Bruges

In Bruges
In Bruges
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 24 wins & 55 nominations total
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Actors: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“In Bruges” is a dark comedy crime film about two hitmen who are sent to the Belgian city of Bruges to lay low after a job gone wrong. While waiting for further instructions, they find themselves caught up in a series of bizarre and violent events that force them to confront their own morality.

The Limey

The Limey
The Limey
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: Lem Dobbs
Actors: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Limey” is a crime drama film about a British ex-convict who travels to Los Angeles to seek revenge for the death of his daughter. As he delves into the criminal underworld, he confronts those responsible for her demise, unraveling a web of deception and betrayal.

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations
Writer: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper
Actors: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Out of the Furnace” is a crime thriller that follows Russell Baze, a steel mill worker, as he seeks justice for his missing brother in a small, economically depressed town. As Russell navigates through a dark underworld, he confronts corrupt law enforcement and brutal violence in his quest for retribution.

Cold in July

Cold in July
Cold in July
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle, Joe R. Lansdale
Actors: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“Cold in July” is a crime thriller film about a small-town family man who kills an intruder in his home, only to discover a web of corruption and violence that leads him down a dangerous path. As he delves deeper into the criminal underworld, he must confront his own dark secrets and make difficult choices to protect his loved ones.

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 126 nominations total
Writer: Dan Gilroy
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Nightcrawler movie follows the story of a driven and morally ambiguous freelance videographer who chases after crime scenes in Los Angeles, pushing the boundaries of journalistic ethics. As he becomes increasingly obsessed with capturing the most shocking footage, he descends into a dark and twisted world of crime and manipulation.

The Counselor

The Counselor
The Counselor
Internet Movie Database: 5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Awards: 5 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Cormac McCarthy
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Language: English, Spanish, Dutch
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Counselor” is a crime thriller about a lawyer who gets involved in a dangerous drug trafficking scheme, leading to disastrous consequences. As he tries to navigate the treacherous criminal underworld, he realizes that there is no escape from the consequences of his choices.

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