Movies like The Girl Who Played With Fire 2009

Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation.

If you already watched and love The Girl Who Played With Fire, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Girl Who Played With Fire.

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 Intouchables 2011

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Writers:

Olivier Nakache, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (adapted from his autobiographical tale Le Second Souffle) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
8.5

3 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010

As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Oliver Stone

Country:

United States of America
6.2

4 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.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Robert Harris (screenplay), Roman Polanski (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, Germany, United Kingdom
7.2

5 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.

Genres:

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Mathieu Kassovitz

Writers:

Jean-Christophe Grangé (novel), Jean-Christophe Grangé (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
6.9

6 Chloe 2009

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Anne Fontaine (motion picture "Nathalie")

Countries:

France, United States of America, Canada
6.3

7 The Wave 2008

Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on the Red Planet itself. Once again, the future of mankind hangs in the balance.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

C. Thomas Howell

Writers:

Steve Bevilacqua (story), Eric Forsberg | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
2

8 Domino 2005

The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Kelly (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.9

9 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

10 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

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 Easy Money 2010

A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Daniel Espinosa (as Daniél Espinosa)

Writers:

Daniel Espinosa (collaborating writer), Jens Lapidus (novel) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Denmark, Sweden, Germany
6.7

14 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

15 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

16 Duplicity 2009

Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.

Genres:

Romance, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Tony Gilroy

Writer:

Tony Gilroy

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.1

17 Colombiana 2011

Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Olivier Megaton

Writers:

Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)

Country:

France
6.4

18 Red 2010

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Robert Schwentke

Writers:

Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7

19 Hanna 2011

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Adventure

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Seth Lochhead (screenplay), David Farr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

20 Wild Target 2010

Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims. After sparing her life, he unexpectedly acquires a young apprentice. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

Lucinda Coxon (screenplay), Pierre Salvadori (film "Cible émouvante")

Countries:

France, United Kingdom
6.8

21 Sarah's Key 2010

On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being sent to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closet just before the police entered their apartment. Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah's file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.

Genres:

Drama, War

Writers:

Tatiana De Rosnay (novel), Serge Joncour (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7.5

22 Hamilton: I Nationens Intresse 2012

Carl Hamilton manages to infiltrate an international gang that has stolen advanced Swedish GPS-guided missiles. But the league is subjected to a sudden deadly attack by a well drilled group of mercenaries of unknown clients. Hamilton escapes the massacre, but the rockets have disappeared without a trace.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama

Director:

Kathrine Windfeld

Writers:

Jan Guillou (novel), Stefan Thunberg (screenplay)

Country:

Sweden
6.3

23 The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest 2009

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Stieg Larsson (novel), Ulf Ryberg (screenplay) (as Ulf Rydberg)

Country:

Sweden
7.3

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