Movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
 7.8
 459K
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, neo noir, serious, clever, rough, disturbing, twists and turns, bleak, gothic ...
Plot: rape, investigation, serial killer, hacker, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, journalist, partners, revenge, lesbian, murder, murder mystery, sadist, sexual sadism, hacking, family secret, strong sexual content, perversion, child molester, journalism, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 2010s, year 2011, 1960s
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, london, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, serial killer and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Se7en (1995), Prisoners (2013), Gone Girl (2014), Mystic River (2003), 8MM (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, hacker, journalist, strong female lead, lesbian, age difference, goth, disappearance, serial killer, rape and revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, year 1954, year 1958 ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.1
 693K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 964K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 7.9
 453K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: 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, ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, gothic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: corruption, hospital, court, mystery, investigation, murder, crimes, lawyer, conspiracy, policewoman, hacker, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.5
 133K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, rough, sexy ...
Plot: private investigator, private detective, investigation, crimes, obsession, torture, mystery, murder, revenge, serial killer, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 532K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, journalism, mind game, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, journalism, conspiracy, secret service, lesbian, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, friendship, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 271K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 9K
Millennium (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: The paths of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander cross and they team up to reveal a dark and terrifying truth involving murder and sexual abuse, a story that has long been concealed in Swedish society.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, lesbian, crimes, hacker, journalist, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, partners, corruption, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspense, serious, tricky ...
Plot: writers, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, betrayal, mystery, cia, writer's life, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 96K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, hometown, mystery, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past, self harm, journalist, murder, small town, self mutilation, alcoholic, serial killer ...
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 188K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: depression, murder, psychiatrist, mental illness, life turned upside down, lesbian, mental institution, doctors and patients, deception, sleepwalking, mentally unstable, patient ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.4
 569K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, psychological torture, confined, love, mind game, violence, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 58K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, justice, mystery, crimes, small town, obsession, serial rapist, promise, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, murder, murder investigation, rape, native american reservation, winter, fbi, fbi agent, snow, violence, native american, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.9
 603K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, witty, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, investigation, murder investigation, mansion, murder, eccentric family, mystery killer, large family, private detective, crimes, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, fatal attraction, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, obsessive love, manipulation, murder, seduction, uncover truth, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 76K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, incestuous sex, male nudity, female nudity, vengeance, torture, revenge, strong sexual content, male masturbation, sex scene, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 2000, year 2005, year 2001 ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
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Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, u.s. mexico border, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, society, police corruption, rape, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, chicago illinois, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 74K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping, police investigation, violence against women, profiler, crimes, missing person, forensics, who done it, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.2
 2K
Border Run (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, border, woman in danger, illegal immigration, investigation, uncover truth, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, u.s. mexico border, sibling, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, bad ending, depressing ...
Plot: missing person, murder, investigation, prostitute, uncover truth, serial killer, family relations, life is a bitch, dead girl, sexual abuse, promiscuous daughter, forensics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, nypd, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, investigation, uncover truth, losing-it hero, memory lapse, suspicion, women's issues, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 273K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, master criminal, fbi, mind game, crimes, cannibal, homicidal maniac, cat and mouse, law enforcement, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, florence, venice, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%