The Silence of The Lambs is probably one of the best films ever, and if you are looking out for something that suffices your desire for something similar, we have you sorted. Here is a list of movies that will hold the same spirit.
Zodiac, directed by David Fincher, is a detective film, but not one of your usual detective films. David Fincher always has something strange and intriguing to offer in his movies.
The movie is about zodiac killings and stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading roles.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo films (2009-2018)
The three parts of the film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are based on the first three books of the Millenium series. The first adaptation into the film was in the home country Sweden. Both the adaptations still make up for a good single time watch. The movies deliver great performances, and the story will keep you engaged.
The international breakthrough film of Denis Villeneuve has to be Prisoners. The movie is packed with powerful performances of actors like Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.
The movie starts with the kidnapping of Hugh Jackman’s two daughters, and Jake Gyllenhaal is the detective who is giving it his all to find his daughters, but the situation gets serious when High Jackman takes this matter in his hands.
Memories of Murder (2003)
Zodiac and Memories of Murder have been compared a number of times because of their plot, which is based on true incidents and both the films do not disclose who the murderer was. This film is about Korea’s first serial murder in the history of the country between 1986 – 1991.
Gone Girl (2014)
David Fincher never fails to surprise the audience, and when his name is tagged to a film, you know the weightage it carries to it. The adaptation of the book by Gillian Flynn, of the same name, the film speaks to the audience equally well as the New York Bestselling book. Along with being a commercial success, the film has been received well by the critics and has won nominations and awards.
The story is about a married couple, whose wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, and the plot leads with the police trying to find her after the husband registers a complaint. The police later suspect the husband of killing the wife until she is finally discovered.
Fargo is undoubtedly Coen Brothers’ most famous film which was later adapted into a television series as well. The film received multiple awards and nominations including the prestigious Academy Award nominations while Frances McDormand took home the Oscars for Best Actress and the makers, for Best Original Screenplay.
The plot revolves around two criminals who are hired by a salesman to kidnap his wife and get money from her father for release. The police chief, played by Frances McDormand investigates the murders of these two criminals.
Shutter Island (2010)
Another Martin Scorsese film that made it to the list is Shutter Island. Shutter Island is a masterpiece on its own, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kinsley and Michelle Williams, who are no less than perfect in the movie.
The story is about an American Marshal, who along with his partnering officer (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) arrive at Shutter Island. They are required to investigate a missing patient.
Memento, without any doubt, is Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough film. The themes that he picked up in this film like non-linear narrative, perception, self-deception, grief and memory time have been featured in most of his films.
Guy Pearce, who is the protagonist of the film, suffers from a condition called anterograde amnesia in which he loses his memory every fifteen minutes and is also unable to develop new memories. To cope up with this condition, he takes snapshots, writes notes, and inks his torso with important information. All the movies mentioned in the list are full of unexpected twists and turns and will keep you glued to your seat.