Movies like 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.

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1 Inside Man 2006

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz

Country:

United States of America
7.6

2 21 Grams 2003

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably—forever.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

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 Lucky Number Slevin 2006

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writer:

Jason Smilovic

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.7

5 Insomnia 2002

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Genres:

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Hillary Seitz (screenplay), Nikolaj Frobenius | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

6 Gangs Of New York 2002

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

Genres:

Drama, History, Crime

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Jay Cocks (story), Jay Cocks (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Italy
7.5

7 Mystic River 2003

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

8 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.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

John Wagner (graphic novel), Vince Locke (graphic novel) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada, Germany
7.4

9 Road To Perdition 2002

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Sam Mendes

Writers:

Max Allan Collins (graphic novel), Richard Piers Rayner (graphic novel) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

10 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

11 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

12 Lord Of War 2005

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Countries:

France, United States of America, Germany
7.6

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 Layer Cake 2004

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

J.J. Connolly (screenplay), J.J. Connolly (novel)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.3

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 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