Movies like The Beaver 2011

Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

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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 The Grey 2011

A ghost hunting expedition goes horribly wrong when the team finds out that an old ghost story is more than legend.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wayne Capps
2.4

3 Hereafter 2010

Three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — are touched by death in different ways.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writer:

Peter Morgan

Country:

United States of America
6.4

4 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

5 You Don't Know Jack 2010

Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning actor Al Pacino brings “Dr. Death” to life in an all-new HBO Films presentation: You Don’t Know Jack, directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson.

Genres:

Drama, TV Movie

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Adam Mazer

Country:

United States of America
7.6

6 Total Recall 2012

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Kurt Wimmer (screenplay by), Mark Bomback (screenplay by) | 10 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.3

7 The Adjustment Bureau 2011

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance

Director:

George Nolfi

Writers:

George Nolfi (screenplay), Philip K. Dick (short story "Adjustment Team")

Country:

United States of America
7

8 Carnage 2011

After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Yasmina Reza (play), Yasmina Reza (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, France, Germany, Poland
7.2

9 Premium Rush 2012

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Genres:

Crime, Action, Thriller

Director:

David Koepp

Country:

United States of America
6.5

10 Chronicle 2012

Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Josh Trank

Writers:

Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

11 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

12 The Raven 2012

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

James McTeigue

Countries:

Hungary, Serbia, Spain, United States of America
6.4

13 Get The Gringo 2012

A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Adrian Grunberg (as Adrian Grünberg)

Country:

United States of America
7

14 Flight 2012

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

John Gatins

Country:

United States of America
7.3

15 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

16 The Devil's Double 2011

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, War

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Michael Thomas, Latif Yahia (books) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Netherlands, Belgium
7.1

17 The Debt 2010

A policeman in debt is constantly called by a woman working to collect his debt. When they meet by accident they attracted to each other, and does not realize they already have a hostile phone-relationship.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Geun-ho Shin

Country:

South Korea
6.2

18 Red Lights 2012

Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Rodrigo Cortés

Writer:

Rodrigo Cortés

Countries:

Spain, United States of America
6.2

19 Straw Dogs 2011

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

Rod Lurie (screenplay), David Zelag Goodman (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

20 Wrecked 2010

A man awakens in a car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He can't remember who he is or how he got there, but a report over the radio fills in some of the blanks, as it describes a violent bank robbery and names a perpetrator who happens to be sitting dead in the back seat.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Michael Greenspan

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.3

21 Seeking Justice 2011

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Todd Hickey (story), Robert Tannen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

22 Man On A Ledge 2012

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Asger Leth

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 The Ides Of March 2011

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

24 Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close 2011

A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Stephen Daldry

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay), Jonathan Safran Foer (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.9