20 Movies Like Nocturnal Animals

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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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“Gone Girl” is a psychological thriller novel by Gillian Flynn that follows the disappearance of Amy Dunne and the subsequent investigation into her husband, Nick Dunne, who becomes the prime suspect. As the story unfolds, it delves into themes of marriage, deception, and the complexities of human relationships.

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 film about a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver, but finds himself in trouble when he becomes involved with his neighbor and her husband’s criminal activities.

Prisoners

Prisoners
Prisoners
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
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, leading him down a dark path of revenge and moral ambiguity. As time runs out, he becomes increasingly obsessed with finding the truth and will stop at nothing to bring his daughter home.

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 solve a decades-old disappearance case, uncovering dark secrets and corruption along the way. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they become entangled in a dangerous web of violence and deceit.

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a 1986 mystery thriller film directed by David Lynch. It follows a young man who becomes entangled in a dark underworld after discovering a severed ear, leading him to uncover a web of violence, corruption, and sexual obsession in his seemingly idyllic suburban town.

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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“Nightcrawler” is a thriller film that follows the story of Louis Bloom, a driven and morally ambiguous freelance videographer who delves into the dangerous world of crime journalism in Los Angeles, capturing graphic footage of accidents, crimes, and tragedies to sell to news stations. As he becomes increasingly obsessed with success and pushing the boundaries of ethical journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant, leading to a series of chilling and unsettling events.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a 2009 drama film directed by Tom Ford. It follows a day in the life of a gay college professor, George Falconer, as he navigates grief and existential crisis following the death of his long-time partner.

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 an industrial worker suffering from severe insomnia, leading to a downward spiral of paranoia and hallucinations. As he tries to uncover the truth behind his condition, he becomes entangled in a mysterious and disturbing web of secrets.

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 South Korean psychological thriller about a man who is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking revenge and unraveling a twisted conspiracy. The film explores themes of revenge, identity, and the consequences of obsession.

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 50 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Language: English, Spanish, French
Country: France, United States
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Mulholland Drive is a mysterious and surreal film that follows the intertwining stories of a young actress who moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams and a woman suffering from amnesia, as they navigate the dark underbelly of Hollywood. The film explores themes of identity, dreams, and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy.

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 true story of the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film follows the investigation by a cartoonist and a journalist as they become obsessed with uncovering the killer’s identity.

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 becomes obsessed with the luxurious lifestyle of a wealthy acquaintance and goes to great lengths to assume his identity, ultimately leading to a series of deceit, manipulation, and murder.”

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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“Black Swan” is a psychological thriller that follows a ballet dancer named Nina as she strives for perfection in her role as the Swan Queen. As she becomes consumed by her obsession, she descends into a dark and twisted world of paranoia and self-destruction.

Enemy

Enemy
Enemy
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 17 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: José Saramago, Javier Gullón
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
Language: English
Country: Canada, Spain, France
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“Enemy” is a psychological thriller about a man who discovers his exact doppelgänger and becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery behind their identical appearance. As he delves deeper into the investigation, he is drawn into a dark and surreal world that blurs the lines between reality and illusion.

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 39 nominations
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham
Actors: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
Language: English
Country: United States, Belgium, Denmark, France
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The Neon Demon is a psychological horror film that follows an aspiring model who becomes entangled in a dark and dangerous world of beauty and obsession in Los Angeles. As she rises to fame, her innocence is tested and she must navigate the treacherous nature of the industry to survive.

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 when an old acquaintance reenters their lives, bringing with him unsettling secrets from the past. As the couple becomes entangled in a series of disturbing events, they are forced to confront their own dark past and question the true intentions of their mysterious visitor.

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 who investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, only to uncover a complex web of deception and mind games.

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 is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice when a teenage boy he befriends starts to inflict a mysterious and deadly curse upon his family. As the boy’s influence grows stronger, the surgeon must confront his own guilt and confront the horrifying consequences of his past 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 far-reaching consequences for themselves and their families. The film explores themes of fatherhood, morality, and the cyclical nature of violence.

The Double

The Double
The Double
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 11 nominations
Writer: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Double” is a psychological thriller film about a man named Simon who becomes haunted by his doppelgänger, James, who is his exact physical double but possesses a completely opposite personality. As James infiltrates Simon’s life, paranoia and confusion ensue, leading to a mind-bending exploration of identity and reality.

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