Movies like The Oxford Murders 2008

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols

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

1 Sleuth 2007

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Anthony Shaffer (adapted from the play by), Harold Pinter (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

2 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

3 Blindness 2008

When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Fernando Meirelles

Writers:

José Saramago (novel), Don McKellar (screenplay)

Countries:

Brazil, Canada, Japan
6.6

4 Deception 2008

As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The List, an underground sex club. Jonathan begins an affair with a woman known only as S, who introduces Jonathan to a world of treachery and murder.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Marcel Langenegger

Writer:

Mark Bomback

Country:

United States of America
6.1

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 The Air I Breathe 2007

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime

Director:

Jieho Lee

Writers:

Jieho Lee, Bob DeRosa

Countries:

Mexico, United States of America
6.8

7 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

8 August Rush 2007

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Genres:

Family, Drama, Music

Director:

Kirsten Sheridan

Writers:

Nick Castle (screenplay), James V. Hart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

9 Knowing 2009

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writers:

Ryne Douglas Pearson (screenplay), Juliet Snowden (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia
6.2

10 Angels & Demons 2009

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is recruited by the Vatican to investigate the apparent return of the Illuminati - a secret, underground organization - after four cardinals are kidnapped on the night of the papal conclave.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

David Koepp (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
6.7

11 The Box 2009

Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. However pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Richard Kelly

Writers:

Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Matheson (short story "Button, Button")

Country:

United States of America
5.6

12 Pathology 2008

Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, undetectable murder, then the others compete to determine the victim's cause of death.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Marc Schölermann

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (as Taylor)

Country:

United States of America
6

13 The Invisible 2007

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

14 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

15 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

16 Flawless 2007

A female executive and a night janitor conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Michael Radford

Writer:

Edward Anderson

Countries:

United Kingdom, Luxembourg
6.8

17 Reservation Road 2007

Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men react in unexpected ways as a reckoning looms in the near future.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Terry George

Writers:

John Burnham Schwartz (screenplay), Terry George (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

18 10 Items Or Less 2006

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is about to interview for a new job. The actor rediscovers the essence of his craft while helping Scarlet gain the confidence she needs to change her life.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling

Country:

United States of America
6.6

19 Proof 2005

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Director:

John Madden

Writers:

David Auburn (play), David Auburn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Passengers 2008

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance

Director:

Rodrigo García

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.9

21 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
7

22 Ten Inch Hero 2007

Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

David Mackay

Writer:

Betsy Morris

Country:

United States of America
7.4

23 Awake 2007

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her own personal drama.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Joby Harold

Writer:

Joby Harold

Country:

United States of America
6.5

24 Interstate 60: Episodes Of The Road 2002

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Bob Gale

Writer:

Bob Gale

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
7.7