20 Movies Like Sleepers

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
Internet Movie Database: 9.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 42 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Shawshank Redemption” is a film about a banker named Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. While in prison, he forms an unlikely friendship with a fellow inmate named Red and finds hope and redemption through acts of kindness and his unwavering determination to escape.

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 that follows three childhood friends whose lives are forever changed when one of them is abducted and later found murdered. As they navigate the haunting mysteries surrounding the crime, their dark pasts and secrets resurface, leading to a gripping tale of betrayal, guilt, and redemption.

A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 149 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“A Time to Kill” is a legal drama film based on John Grisham’s novel, following a young lawyer defending a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his daughter. The movie explores themes of racial tension, justice, and the complexities of the legal system in a small Southern town.

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 film about a hotshot defense attorney who takes on the case of an altar boy accused of murdering a prominent archbishop, only to discover a shocking truth that challenges everything he knows about his client. As the trial unfolds, dark secrets and psychological manipulation come to light, leading to a gripping and unexpected climax.

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
The Green Mile
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 189 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 15 wins & 37 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“The Green Mile” is a film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, set in a 1930s Louisiana prison, where a gentle giant with supernatural healing powers is put on death row for the murder of two young girls. The movie explores themes of injustice, compassion, and the power of miracles as the prison guards and inmates are profoundly impacted by the extraordinary events that unfold on death row.

American History X

American History X
American History X
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: David McKenna
Actors: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo
Language: English
Country: United States
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“American History X” is a drama film that explores the themes of racism, redemption, and the consequences of hate. The story follows a former neo-Nazi leader who, after serving time in prison, tries to prevent his younger brother from following the same path of hatred and violence.

Boys Don’t Cry

Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 50 wins & 39 nominations total
Writer: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen
Actors: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Boys Don’t Cry” is a 1999 biographical drama film based on the true story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who navigates love and identity in a small Nebraska town. The movie explores the challenges and tragic consequences he faces when his true identity is discovered by those around him.

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins
Actors: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Dead Man Walking” is a gripping and thought-provoking film that tells the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who becomes a spiritual advisor to a death row inmate. As she forms a complex relationship with him, she confronts the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding capital punishment, exploring themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the inherent value of human life.

The Hurricane

The Hurricane
The Hurricane
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton
Actors: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hurricane” is a biographical sports drama film based on the true story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder. The movie follows Carter’s fight for justice and his quest to prove his innocence while serving a life sentence in prison.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
The Outsiders
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“The Outsiders” is a 1983 film adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel, depicting the rivalry between two groups, the Greasers and the Socs, in a small town. The movie explores themes of class division, friendship, and the struggles of adolescence.

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Stand by Me
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans
Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Stand by Me” is a coming-of-age film that follows a group of four friends who embark on a journey to find the body of a missing boy. Through their adventure, they learn about friendship, courage, and the complexities of growing up in a small town.

The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries
The Basketball Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Basketball Diaries is a film adaptation of Jim Carroll’s memoir, following the descent of a talented high school basketball player into drug addiction and crime in 1970s New York City. It explores the harrowing journey of addiction, loss, and redemption.”

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 playboy named Dickie Greenleaf. As Tom infiltrates Dickie’s life, he becomes entangled in a web of deceit, manipulation, and murder to maintain his illusion of wealth and identity.

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 crime thriller about a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to investigate a mysterious disappearance of a wealthy family member, uncovering a dark web of secrets and corruption. As they delve deeper into the case, they become entangled in a dangerous game of deceit and violence.

Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 33 wins & 32 nominations total
Writer: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gone Baby Gone” is a crime thriller film about two private detectives who are hired to find a missing girl in a working-class neighborhood of Boston. As they delve deeper into the case, they uncover a web of corruption and moral dilemmas that force them to question their own beliefs and actions.

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 gripping crime drama centered around three childhood friends who are reunited by a tragic event, as they navigate the consequences of their past actions and unravel the mystery behind a murder.

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. 99 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 about an undercover cop who infiltrates an Irish gang in Boston, while a mole within the police force works to expose him. The movie explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the blurred lines between good and evil.

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen
Law Abiding Citizen
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Metacritic: 34/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Kurt Wimmer
Actors: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Law Abiding Citizen” is a thriller film about a man seeking revenge on the justice system after his family is brutally murdered, leading to a cat-and-mouse game with a brilliant prosecutor. The movie explores themes of vigilante justice and the flaws within the legal system.

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: John Romano, Michael Connelly
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Lincoln Lawyer” is a legal thriller film about a criminal defense attorney who operates out of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on a high-profile case defending a wealthy client accused of assault. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of corruption and deceit that puts his own life at risk.

The Town

The Town
The Town
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 46 nominations total
Writer: Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard
Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Town” is a crime thriller about a group of bank robbers from Charlestown, Boston, who find themselves in a dangerous situation when one of their own falls in love with a bank manager they previously held hostage.”

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