Movies like Fifty Dead Men Walking 2008

It's 1989, and in a Belfast torn apart by conflict and terrorism, petty criminal Marty McGartland is recruited by the British police to infiltrate the IRA. Guided by Special Forces officer 'Fergus', McGartland gains unparalleled insight into the organisation's dealings, providing his British handler with priceless, life-saving information. Based on a true story.

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1 Machine Gun Preacher 2011

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

Jason Keller

Country:

United States of America
6.8

2 Transsiberian 2008

A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Brad Anderson

Countries:

Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Lithuania
6.7

3 Beyond The Gates 2005

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Jackson Stewart

Country:

United States of America
5.2

4 In The Valley Of Elah 2007

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Genres:

History, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Mark Boal (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

5 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

6 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball 2010

Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique method of killing her prey, a power-tool wielding psychopath and a deadly master of disguise.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

P.J. Pesce

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olumide Odebunmi (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
5.1

7 Ned Kelly 2003

After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from everyone who seeks them. Even if it means having his family arrested, the members of the Kelly Gang stay hidden and plan a way to get their names cleared.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writers:

Robert Drewe (novel), John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)

Countries:

Australia, France, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

8 Appaloosa 2008

Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Genres:

Drama, Western, Crime

Director:

Ed Harris

Writers:

Robert Knott (screenplay), Ed Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 The World's Fastest Indian 2005

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Roger Donaldson

Countries:

New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, United States of America
7.8

10 Buffalo Soldiers 2001

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, War, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writers:

Robert O'Connor (book), Gregor Jordan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

11 Defiance 2008

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Genres:

Action, Drama, History, War

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

12 The Damned United 2009

Taking over Leeds United, Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Peter Morgan (screenplay), David Peace (novel)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

13 Harry Brown 2009

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Drama, Action

Director:

Daniel Barber

Writer:

Gary Young (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

14 Felon 2008

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

Ric Roman Waugh

Country:

United States of America
7.4

15 Kill The Irishman 2011

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Jeremy Walters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 The Contract 2006

Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Countries:

Bulgaria, United States of America
5.6

17 The Hunting Party 2007

An emerging journalist (Jesse Eisenberg), an experienced cameraman (Terrence Howard), and a discredited reporter (Richard Gere) find their bold plan to capture Bosnia's top war criminal quickly spiraling out of control when a UN representative mistakes them for a CIA hit squad in a light-hearted thriller inspired by Scott Anderson's popular Esquire article. The Weinstein Company provides stateside

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Richard Shepard

Writers:

Richard Shepard, Scott Anderson (article)

Countries:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, United States of America
6.8

18 A Love Song For Bobby Long 2004

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Shainee Gabel

Writers:

Ronald Everett Capps (novel), Shainee Gabel (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

19 Barney's Version 2010

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Richard J. Lewis

Writers:

Mordecai Richler (novel), Michael Konyves (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, Italy
7.3

20 Three Burials 2005

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.

Genres:

Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.4

21 Mr. Nice 2010

Biopic about 1970s Welsh marijuana trafficker Howard Marks, whose inventive smuggling schemes made him a huge success in the drug trade, as well as leading to dealings with both the IRA and British Intelligence. Based on Marks' biography with the same title.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Bernard Rose (screenplay), Howard Marks (based on the book by)

Countries:

Spain, United Kingdom
6.4

22 The Guard 2011

Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Country:

Ireland
7.3

23 The Salton Sea 2002

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

D.J. Caruso

Writer:

Tony Gayton

Country:

United States of America
7.1

24 Wonderland 2003

On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal murders - both involving legendary porn actor John Holmes. You're about to experience both versions.

Genre:

Crime

Director:

James Cox

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.6