Movies like 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

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1 Gran Torino 2008

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Nick Schenk (screenplay), Dave Johannson (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
8.1

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 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

4 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

5 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.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Daniel Alfredson

Writers:

Jonas Frykberg (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)

Countries:

Germany, Sweden, Denmark
7.2

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

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 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 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

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