Movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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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, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, hacker, journalist, perversion, mystery, age difference, crime, lesbian, psychopath, family secret, reporter, sadism, suspicion, island, bondage, suspect, blow job, unlikely relationship, peril, uncover truth, corruption, crimes, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1966, year 1954, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, australia, scandinavia, stockholm sweden

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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, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about investigation, murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, vengeance and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), Wind River (2017), Zodiac (2007), Se7en (1995), The Absent One (2014). 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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, uncover truth, journalist, strong sexual content, partners, search, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, journalist, dishonesty, friendship, false accusation, cover up, crime, journalism, uncover truth, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: hacker, corruption, hospital, psychiatrist, journalist, trial, investigation, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 168K
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: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, native american reservation, rape, forest, snow, fbi, friendship, mountain, forensics, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 384K
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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, journalist, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
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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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 15K
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: realistic, tense, gloomy, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cold case, boarding school, murder, police investigation, hunting party, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, uncover truth, crime, crimes, teenage girl in underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 6K
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: realistic, gloomy, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, amateur detective, abuse, investigation, journal, hacker, danger, corruption, reporter, journalist, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.1
 126K
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory worker, investigation, factory, corruption, uncover truth, police investigation, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 231K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
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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: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, suspect, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 517K
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, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
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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, bleak, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, therapist, forensics, birthday, hitchhiker, prostitute, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 45K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
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: investigation, frame up, crimes, murder, corpse, crime, serial killer, haunted by the past, dishonesty, deadly, grief, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 36K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: tense, stylized, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, arrest, innocence, lawyer, desperation, search, acupuncture, cell phone, rice, golf course, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: asia, korea, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 34K
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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, investigation, small town, injustice, dangerous attraction, crimes, reporter, prison, newspaper man, uncover truth, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: split personality, mental illness, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, crime, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 59K
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, loss of child, death in the family, grief, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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22%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, seduction, undercover, secret, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, vengeance, prison, faked death, sailboat, betrayal, crime, manhunt, manipulations, presumed dead, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, internet, fbi, torture, danger, deadly, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, military life, u.s. army, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, fighting the system, dishonesty, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 749K
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, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, death row, murder, suicide, who done it, professor, journalist, reporter, false accusation, death penalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, houston texas, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 222K
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, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, desperation, trial, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 206K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: neighbor, serial killer, paranoia, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 146K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, torture, vengeance, sexual abuse, pedophilia, seduction, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, vigilantism, sociopath, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%