Movies like The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

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1 Machine Gun Preacher 2011

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

Jason Keller

Country:

United States of America
6.8

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 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 The Book Of Eli 2010

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Directors:

Albert Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers), Allen Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers)

Writer:

Gary Whitta

Country:

United States of America
6.9

5 The Road 2009

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

John Hillcoat

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay by), Cormac McCarthy (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

6 The Beaver 2011

Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his parents to get a divorce. Jodie Foster directs and co-stars as Walter's wife in this dark comedy that also features Riley Thomas Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Jodie Foster

Writer:

Kyle Killen

Countries:

United Arab Emirates, United States of America
6.7

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 Defiance 2008

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Genres:

Action, Drama, History, War

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

9 Law Abiding Citizen 2009

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

10 Felon 2008

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writer:

Ric Roman Waugh

Country:

United States of America
7.4

11 Get The Gringo 2012

A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Adrian Grunberg (as Adrian Grünberg)

Country:

United States of America
7

12 Flight 2012

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

John Gatins

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 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

14 Kill The Irishman 2011

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland neighborhood to become an enforcer in the local mob.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Jonathan Hensleigh

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Jeremy Walters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

15 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

16 Conviction 2010

When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice, Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor, meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writer:

Pamela Gray

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 Moneyball 2011

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bennett Miller

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

18 Safe House 2012

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Daniel Espinosa

Country:

United States of America
6.7

19 Valkyrie 2008

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, History, War

Director:

Bryan Singer

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

20 Apocalypto 2006

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Mel Gibson

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 The Bang Bang Club 2010

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Silver

Writers:

Steven Silver, Greg Marinovich (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, South Africa
7

22 North Face 2008

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Thriller

Director:

Philipp Stölzl

Writers:

Chris Silber (as Christoph Silber), Philipp Stölzl | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Austria, Switzerland, Germany
7.4

23 We Bought A Zoo 2011

Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper and the rest of the staff, but, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Cameron Crowe

Writers:

Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

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