Movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009

If you like "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" you are looking for tense, suspenseful and twists and turns movies about / with rape, investigation, sexual abuse, blow job, crime, hacker and journalist themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in Sweden or Denmark.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
 7.8
 206K
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Original name: Män som hatar kvinnor
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 industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, rough, bleak, intense, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, blow job, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, amateur detective, unlikely relationship, peril, suspicion, age difference, bondage, crimes, mystery, missing person, female partner, perversion, partners, psychopath, family secret, reporter, sadism, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1954, year 1964, year 1965, year 1958 ...
Place: sweden, europe, australia, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, eastern europe

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about investigation, murder, crimes, violence, crime, police investigation and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), Wind River (2017), Millennium (2010), The Absent One (2014), Changeling (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, strong female character, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s, year 1966
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, london, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, psychiatrist, journalist, trial, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, 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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, crime, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 194K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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: murder, investigation, native american reservation, violence, snow, forest, rape, mountain, fbi, death, murder investigation, violence against women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 8K
Millennium (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 540 min.
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, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: journalist, hacker, life is a bitch, crimes, lesbian, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, danger, partners, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 19K
The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), conspiracy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 233K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, sentimental, tense, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, loss of son, desperation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, investigation, monastery, monk, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, god or devil, execution, temptation, danger, serial killer ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, southern france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.4M
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, neo noir, torture, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 132K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, newspaper, corruption, congress, journalist, reporter, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 245K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 577K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, neo noir, child abduction, brutality, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 41K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, disturbing, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, witness, prison, sibling relationship, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, 80s, year 1999 ...
Place: kansas, ireland, missouri, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 828K
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, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, twists & turns, investigation, murder mystery, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, st. louis missouri, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 121K
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: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, s&m, neo noir, violence, private detective, bondage, suburbs, danger, sexual perversion, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, tricky, psychotronic
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, female lawyer, murder suspect, false accusation, judge, corpse, marriage, lawyer, suspect, moral dilemma ...
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: 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, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, suspicion, war crime, cia, uncover truth, secret, state affairs, writer's life, political conspiracy, assistant, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 35K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, reporter, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, prison, newspaper man, journalism, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 64K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, serial killer, missing person, police investigation, violence against women, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.9
 73K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulation, fbi, death threat, death, frame up, paranoia, suspect, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 49K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, deadly, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: psychological, sexy, tense, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, family problems, couples, sexual relations, isolation, incest, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, usa, europe, norway, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 410K
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, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, neo noir, child molestation, child rape, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 52K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: twists and turns, bleak, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, interrogation, orphan, crime scene, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, investigation, strangulation, police brutality, crimes, murder, mystery, missing child, journalism, uncover truth, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Related movie lists