Movies like The Crimson Rivers 2000

Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, more murders are committed, and the pair begin to discover just what dark secrets are behind the killings.

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1 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2009

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Nikolaj Arcel (screenplay), Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Denmark, Germany, Sweden
7.8

2 Deja Vu 2006

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Tony Scott

Country:

United States of America
7

3 Brotherhood Of The Wolf 2001

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Action, History

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writers:

Stéphane Cabel (original scenario), Stéphane Cabel (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7

4 The Last Castle 2001

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

David Scarpa (story), David Scarpa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

5 Hostage 2005

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

Genres:

Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Florent-Emilio Siri (as Florent Siri)

Writers:

Robert Crais (novel), Doug Richardson (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.6

6 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

7 The Whole Nine Yards 2000

After a mobster agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison, he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbours figure out his true identity and come knocking to see if he'd be up for one more hit—suburban style.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writer:

Mitchell Kapner

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.7

8 The Devil's Own 1997

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Kevin Jarre (story), David Aaron Cohen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

9 Murder In The First 1995

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness, only to emerge a madman and soon to be a murderer. The story follows a rookie lawyer attempting to prove that Alcatraz was to blame.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Marc Rocco

Writer:

Dan Gordon

Countries:

France, United States of America
7.3

10 Ronin 1998

A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of recovering the case.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Adventure

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

J.D. Zeik (story), J.D. Zeik (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

11 Payback 1999

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

Genres:

Crime, Action, Drama

Director:

Brian Helgeland

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark), Brian Helgeland (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

12 The Jackal 1997

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian MVK Major, and a jailed IRA terrorist who can recognize him.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Writers:

Kenneth Ross (earlier screenplay Day of the Jackal), Chuck Pfarrer (screen story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

13 8mm 1999

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Country:

United States of America
6.5

14 Mindhunters 2004

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Wayne Kramer (story), Wayne Kramer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Finland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.4

15 22 Bullets 2010

Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in Marseille's Old Port, with 22 bullets in his body. Against all the odds, he doesn't die...

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Richard Berry

Writers:

Franz-Olivier Giesbert (novel), Richard Berry (scenario and adaptation) | 6 more credits »

Country:

France
6.7

16 Cleaner 2007

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover-up.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writer:

Matthew Aldrich

Country:

United States of America
6.1

17 Flawless 2007

A female executive and a night janitor conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Michael Radford

Writer:

Edward Anderson

Countries:

United Kingdom, Luxembourg
6.8

18 Flashbacks Of A Fool 2008

An aging Hollywood star, Joe Scott, lives a life of narcissistic hedonism, observed by his laconic personal assistant, Ophelia. The death of his childhood best friend, Boots, takes our protagonist, and the movie, into an extended flashback to a sea-side town in 1970's Britain.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Baillie Walsh

Writer:

Baillie Walsh

Country:

United Kingdom
6.8

19 The Name Of The Rose 1986

14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Writers:

Umberto Eco (novel), Andrew Birkin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

France, Italy, Germany
7.7

20 Wag The Dog 1997

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Larry Beinhart (book), Hilary Henkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

21 The Maiden Heist 2009

A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Director:

Peter Hewitt

Writer:

Michael LeSieur

Country:

United States of America
6.1

22 Crimson Rivers 2: Angels Of The Apocalypse 2004

No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher in the end of the world. A murder victim with the same DNA as Christ. A serial killer mimicking the deaths of the 12 Apostles. Inspector Niemans and a young, rebellious detective team up with a beautiful expert in religion to crack the case before their elusive suspect completes the cycle of terror, paving the way to an even bigger bloody catastrophe.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Olivier Dahan

Writers:

Luc Besson, Jean-Christophe Grangé (characters)

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, Italy
6

23 The Professional 1981

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Georges Lautner

Writers:

Patrick Alexander (novel), Georges Lautner (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

Country:

France
7.6

24 Head 2011

A group of career criminals finds itself trapped in a warehouse with the law – and an Attack Dog named DeNiro closing in.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Paul Solet

Writer:

Paul Solet

Countries:

United States of America, Bulgaria
5.4