Movies like The Ghost Writer 2010

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident.

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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 The Next Three Days 2010

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Genres:

Romance, Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay "Pour elle") | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, France
7.4

3 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

4 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2011

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Stieg Larsson (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Norway, Sweden
7.8

5 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

6 Winter's Bone 2010

17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay), Anne Rosellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

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 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

10 London Boulevard 2010

A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

William Monahan

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.2

11 The American 2010

Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Anton Corbijn

Writers:

Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Martin Booth (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.3

12 Margin Call 2011

A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

J.C. Chandor

Writer:

J.C. Chandor

Country:

United States of America
7.1

13 Nothing But The Truth 2008

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writer:

Rod Lurie

Country:

United States of America
7.2

14 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

15 Unknown 2011

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Genres:

Action, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Oliver Butcher (screenplay), Stephen Cornwell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom
6.8

16 A Dangerous Method 2011

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

Christopher Hampton (screenplay), Christopher Hampton (play) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada
6.4

17 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

18 Up In The Air 2009

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

Bridget O'Connor (screenplay), Peter Straughan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom
7.1

20 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

21 I've Loved You So Long 2008

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Philippe Claudel

Countries:

Germany, France
7.6

22 Shame 2011

Brandon, a thirty-something man living in New York, eludes intimacy with women but feeds his deepest desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his younger sister temporarily moves into his apartment, stirring up bitter memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's life, like his fragile mind, gets out of control…

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Steve McQueen

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom
7.2

23 The King's Speech 2010

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writer:

David Seidler (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
8

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