20 Movies Like You Were Never Really Here

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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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The movie “Drive” follows a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver, but finds himself caught up in a dangerous heist gone wrong, leading him to protect and seek justice for those he cares about.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 22 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Paul Schrader
Actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Taxi Driver movie is about a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who becomes a taxi driver in New York City and descends into a violent and disturbing obsession with cleaning up the city’s corruption.

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 the truth, he becomes entangled in a web of dark secrets and shocking revelations.

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 freelance videographer who becomes increasingly involved in the dangerous world of crime journalism in Los Angeles. As he chases after shocking and graphic footage, he blurs the line between observer and participant, leading to a gripping exploration of the dark side of the media industry.

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 with the mob after defending himself during a robbery. As his past is revealed, he must confront his true identity and protect his loved ones from the consequences of his actions.

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 2013 American thriller film about a mysterious drifter who seeks revenge on the individuals responsible for his parents’ murder. As he embarks on his mission, he becomes entangled in a violent and unpredictable chain of events that forces him to confront his own dark past.

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 film that follows the interconnected stories of a motorcycle stuntman turned bank robber and a rookie cop, and the consequences of their actions that span across generations. It explores themes of fatherhood, fate, and the ripple effects of choices made.

I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil
I Saw the Devil
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Park Hoon-jung, Jee-woon Kim
Actors: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Gook-hwan
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“I Saw the Devil” is a South Korean thriller film about a secret agent who seeks revenge on a sadistic serial killer who murdered his fiancée. As he relentlessly hunts down the killer, he descends into a dark and morally ambiguous path.

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives
Only God Forgives
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 37/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 14 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm
Language: English, Thai
Country: Denmark, France, United States, Sweden, Belgium, Thailand
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“Only God Forgives” is a crime thriller film about a drug smuggler in Bangkok who seeks revenge for the murder of his brother, leading to a violent confrontation with a ruthless police detective. The movie explores themes of vengeance, redemption, and the dark underbelly of the criminal underworld.

The Master

The Master
The Master
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, History
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 75 wins & 187 nominations total
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Language: English, Filipino
Country: United States
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“The Master” is a psychological drama film that follows the complex relationship between a charismatic cult leader and a troubled World War II veteran, exploring themes of power, control, and the search for meaning in post-war America.

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
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“American Psycho” is a psychological thriller film based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It follows Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker in 1980s New York City, who leads a double life as a sadistic serial killer.

Bronson

Bronson
Bronson
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, Denmark
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The Bronson movie is a biographical crime drama that follows the life of notorious British criminal Charles Bronson, known for his violent behavior and multiple prison stints. It explores his transformation into a self-styled celebrity prisoner and his ongoing desire for notoriety.

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 successful surgeon who forms a disturbing relationship with a teenage boy, leading to a series of inexplicable and deadly events. As the surgeon’s life unravels, he is forced to make a horrifying choice that will determine the fate of his family.

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 thriller that follows the intertwining lives of a hunter who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong, a relentless hitman on a mission to recover stolen money, and a sheriff struggling to make sense of the violence and chaos unfolding in their small Texas town.”

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 40-year-old disappearance case, uncovering a dark web of corruption, violence, and family secrets. As they delve deeper into the mystery, they become entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that threatens their lives.

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder
Memories of Murder
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 33 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung-bo Shim
Actors: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roe-ha
Language: Korean, English
Country: South Korea
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“Memories of Murder” is a South Korean crime drama film based on true events. It follows two detectives as they investigate a series of brutal murders in a rural town, highlighting the challenges they face in catching the elusive killer while exploring themes of corruption and the impact of the crimes on the community.

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 about a factory 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 dark mystery that blurs the line between reality and delusion.

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 gripping thriller about a desperate father who takes matters into his own hands when his daughter goes missing, leading him down a dark and twisted path of vigilante justice. As the investigation unfolds, he becomes entangled with a troubled detective, uncovering a web of secrets and raising moral questions about the lengths one would go to protect their loved ones.

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 2007 thriller based on the true story of the Zodiac Killer, who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It follows the investigation by a cartoonist and a journalist as they become obsessed with identifying and capturing the elusive killer.

The Chaser

The Chaser
The Chaser
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 29 wins & 25 nominations
Writer: Won-Chan Hong, Na Hong-jin, Shinho Lee
Actors: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Yeong-hie
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“The Chaser” is a South Korean thriller film about a former detective turned pimp who discovers that his prostitutes are being targeted by a serial killer. He embarks on a desperate race against time to find the killer and save the life of the last remaining girl.

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