Movies like The Game 1997

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

If you already watched and love The Game, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Game.

1 Memento 2000

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (short story "Memento Mori")

Country:

United States of America
8.4

2 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

3 The Machinist 2004

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Brad Anderson

Writer:

Scott Kosar

Countries:

France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

4 The Illusionist 2006

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Romance

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Neil Burger (screenplay), Steven Millhauser (short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist")

Country:

United States of America
7.6

5 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

6 The Devil's Advocate 1997

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Taylor Hackford

Writers:

Andrew Neiderman (novel), Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.5

7 Vanilla Sky 2001

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Genres:

Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos"), Mateo Gil (film "Abre Los Ojos") | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.9

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Mr. Brooks 2007

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bruce A. Evans

Country:

United States of America
7.3

12 Phone Booth 2002

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writer:

Larry Cohen

Country:

United States of America
7

13 The Life Of David Gale 2003

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Alan Parker

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

14 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

15 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

16 Source Code 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writer:

Ben Ripley

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.5

17 Cast Away 2000

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Countries:

Fiji, United States of America
7.8

18 Limitless 2011

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

Leslie Dixon (screenplay), Alan Glynn (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 K-Pax 2001

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Iain Softley

Writers:

Gene Brewer (novel), Charles Leavitt (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.4

20 Following 1998

A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Country:

United Kingdom
7.5

21 The Jacket 2005

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Director:

John Maybury

Writers:

Tom Bleecker (story), Marc Rocco (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

22 The Butterfly Effect 2004

A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected consequences.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Thriller

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.6

23 Identity 2003

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

James Mangold

Writer:

Michael Cooney

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 Primal Fear 1996

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third person in the room. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone's perception of the crime.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Gregory Hoblit

Writers:

William Diehl (novel), Steve Shagan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.7