Movies like 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.

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1 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.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

David Fincher

Country:

United States of America
7.8

2 Changeling 2008

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Country:

United States of America
7.7

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 Fracture 2007

A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Gregory Hoblit

Writers:

Daniel Pyne (screenplay), Glenn Gers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.2

7 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

8 Blood Diamond 2006

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Action

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
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9 The Pursuit Of Happyness 2006

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)

Country:

United States of America
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10 Meet Joe Black 1998

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Martin Brest

Writers:

Ron Osborn (screenplay), Jeff Reno (screenplay) | 6 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

11 Scent Of A Woman 1992

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Martin Brest

Writers:

Giovanni Arpino (novel), Bo Goldman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8

12 I Am Sam 2001

Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer, Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jessie Nelson

Country:

United States of America
7.7

13 Seven Pounds 2008

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Grant Nieporte

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 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

15 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

16 The Sea Inside 2004

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Genre:

Drama

Writers:

Alejandro Amenábar (screenplay), Mateo Gil (screenplay)

Countries:

Spain, France, Italy
8

17 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

18 The Experiment 2010

20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring)

Writers:

Paul Scheuring (screenplay) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Mario Giordano (novel) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

19 Sherlock Holmes 2009

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writers:

Michael Robert Johnson (screenplay), Anthony Peckham (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

20 The Prestige 2006

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8.5

21 A Beautiful Mind 2001

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar (book)

Country:

United States of America
8.2

22 Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer 2006

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Genres:

Crime, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, France
7.5

23 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 2008

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay), Eric Roth (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

24 Wicker Park 2004

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Gilles Mimouni (film L'Appartement), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
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