Movies like A History Of Violence 2005

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

If you already watched and love A History Of Violence, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to A History Of Violence.

1 There Will Be Blood 2007

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Paul Thomas Anderson (written for the screen by), Upton Sinclair (novel)

Country:

United States of America
8.2

2 Eastern Promises 2007

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writer:

Steven Knight (screenplay) (as Steve Knight)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada
7.6

3 The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford 2007

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Western

Director:

Andrew Dominik

Writers:

Andrew Dominik (screenplay), Ron Hansen (novel)

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

4 Children Of Men 2006

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writers:

Alfonso Cuarón (screenplay), Timothy J. Sexton (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.9

5 3:10 To Yuma 2007

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.

Genre:

Western

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Halsted Welles (screenplay), Michael Brandt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

6 In Bruges 2008

Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.9

7 Shoot 'em Up 2007

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Michael Davis

Writer:

Michael Davis

Country:

United States of America
6.7

8 Zodiac 2007

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Robert Graysmith (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

9 Munich 2005

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Genres:

Drama, Action, History, Thriller

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Tony Kushner (screenplay), Eric Roth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America, France
7.5

10 Jackie Brown 1997

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quentin Tarantino (written for the screen by), Elmore Leonard (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

11 Collateral 2004

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Michael Mann

Writer:

Stuart Beattie

Country:

United States of America
7.5

12 Matchstick Men 2003

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Eric Garcia (book), Nicholas Griffin (screenplay) (as Nick Griffin) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 Smokin' Aces 2006

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Joe Carnahan

Writer:

Joe Carnahan

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7

14 Traffic 2000

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Simon Moore (miniseries Traffik), Stephen Gaghan (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.6

15 Gone Baby Gone 2007

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ben Affleck

Writers:

Ben Affleck (screenplay), Aaron Stockard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

16 Minority Report 2002

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Philip K. Dick (short story), Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

17 Glengarry Glen Ross 1992

When an office full of New York City real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his boss, John Williamson, but to no avail. When his coworker Dave Moss comes up with a plan to steal the leads, things get complicated for the tough-talking salesmen.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

James Foley

Writers:

David Mamet (based on the play by), David Mamet (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

18 Barton Fink 1991

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

19 Miller's Crossing 1990

Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Directors:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Country:

United States of America
7.8

20 Before The Devil Knows You're Dead 2007

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Kelly Masterson

Country:

United States of America
7.3

21 Burn After Reading 2008

When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda and Chad, they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, France
7

22 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 2005

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Action

Director:

Shane Black

Writers:

Brett Halliday (novel), Shane Black (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

23 The Man Who Wasn't There 2001

A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Directors:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

24 Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind 2002

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

Chuck Barris (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
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