20 Movies Like Prisoners

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
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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The Gone Girl movie is about a man whose wife mysteriously disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, leading to a media frenzy and a twisted investigation that reveals dark secrets about their marriage. As the search for his wife intensifies, the husband becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.

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 crime thriller based on the real-life unsolved case of the Zodiac Killer in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It follows the investigation of a cartoonist and a journalist as they become obsessed with finding the identity of the killer.

Mystic River

Mystic River
Mystic River
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 56 wins & 144 nominations total
Writer: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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The Mystic River movie is a crime drama centered around three childhood friends whose lives are forever changed when one of them is tragically murdered. As they navigate the aftermath, the film explores themes of guilt, loyalty, and the consequences of past actions.

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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“Se7en” is a psychological crime thriller about two detectives who track down a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his murders. As they uncover the disturbing motives behind each killing, they are forced to confront their own dark sides.

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 that follows a journalist and a computer hacker as they investigate the disappearance of a wealthy man’s niece. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover a dark and twisted web of corruption, violence, and secrets.

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 21 wins & 153 nominations total
Writer: Tom Ford, Austin Wright
Actors: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
Language: English
Country: United States, China
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“Nocturnal Animals” is a psychological thriller about a successful art gallery owner who receives a manuscript from her ex-husband, which depicts a violent and disturbing story. As she reads the novel, she becomes increasingly obsessed with its contents and begins to question her past choices and the impact they have had on her life.

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand
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“The Lovely Bones” is a supernatural drama film that follows a young girl named Susie Salmon, who is murdered and watches over her family and killer from the afterlife. As her family struggles to cope with their loss, Susie seeks justice and closure from the other side.

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 53 wins & 43 nominations total
Writer: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella
Actors: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina, Spain
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“The Secret in Their Eyes” is a crime thriller film about a retired legal counselor who decides to write a novel about an unsolved murder case that has haunted him for decades. As he delves into the past, he uncovers dark secrets and confronts personal demons in his pursuit of justice.”

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: Drama, 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 asylum on an isolated island, only to uncover a web of dark secrets and conspiracy that challenges their perception of reality.

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 named Leonard Shelby who suffers from short-term memory loss and is on a mission to find his wife’s killer. The film is told in reverse chronological order, adding to the suspense as Leonard pieces together clues and struggles to distinguish between truth and deception.

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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“Oldboy” is a revenge thriller film about a man who is inexplicably imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking vengeance against those who took away his freedom. As he delves into the mystery surrounding his captivity, he uncovers shocking secrets that challenge his sanity and push him to the edge.

Primal Fear

Primal Fear
Primal Fear
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman
Actors: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Primal Fear” is a legal thriller about a hotshot defense attorney who takes on the case of an altar boy accused of murdering an influential archbishop. As the trial unfolds, shocking revelations and a game-changing twist force the attorney to question everything he thought he knew.

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. 71 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 who seeks the help of a manipulative cannibalistic serial killer to catch another serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. As they delve deeper into the twisted minds of these killers, the trainee finds herself in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

The Vanishing

The Vanishing
The Vanishing
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Tim Krabbé, George Sluizer
Actors: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege
Language: Dutch, French, English
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
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“The Vanishing” is a psychological thriller that follows the story of three lighthouse keepers who mysteriously disappear from their post on a remote Scottish island. As their disappearance remains unsolved, a gripping tale of paranoia, isolation, and obsession unfolds.

Mudbound

Mudbound
Mudbound
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 36 wins & 117 nominations total
Writer: Virgil Williams, Dee Rees, Hillary Jordan
Actors: Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Mudbound” is a historical drama film that explores the intertwined lives of two families, one white and one black, in rural Mississippi during and after World War II. It delves into themes of racism, war trauma, and the harsh realities of life in the Deep South.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 121 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 7 wins & 53 nominations
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actors: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp
Language: English, French
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is a psychological thriller about a surgeon who forms an unsettling bond with a teenage boy, leading to a series of mysterious and deadly events that force him to make a horrifying decision to save his family.”

The Snowman

The Snowman
The Snowman
Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7%
Metacritic: 23/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Jo Nesbø, Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini
Actors: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, China
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“The Snowman” is a crime thriller film based on the novel by Jo Nesbø. It follows detective Harry Hole as he investigates a serial killer who leaves snowmen as his calling card, leading him on a dangerous hunt to stop the murderer before he strikes again.

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award4 wins & 13 nominations total
Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson, Paula Hawkins
Actors: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, India
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The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller about a woman named Rachel who becomes entangled in a missing person investigation after witnessing something suspicious from her train window. As she tries to uncover the truth, her own troubled past and unreliable memory blur the lines between reality and imagination.

The Gift

The Gift
The Gift
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Joel Edgerton
Actors: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia, China
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“The Gift” is a psychological thriller about a married couple whose lives are disrupted by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious acquaintance from the husband’s past. As secrets are unveiled, the couple’s relationship is tested, leading to a suspenseful and shocking climax.

Wind River

Wind River
Wind River
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 17 wins & 27 nominations
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Graham Greene
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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The Wind River movie is a gripping crime thriller that follows a veteran tracker and an FBI agent as they investigate the murder of a young Native American woman on a remote Native American reservation, confronting dark secrets and a brutal landscape along the way.

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