Directed by Denis Villeneuve, “Prisoners” follows the quest of a desperate father that takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal give breathtaking performances as the desperate father and detective, respectively. The film would not be the same without them. Villeneuve’s masterful directing skills and the suspenseful and well-written story by Guzikowski create a fantastic movie that will surprise everyone that watches it. If you like suspense movies that play with your mind, here’s the list of fourteen movies similar to Prisoners. You can watch some of these movies like Prisoners on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
14. M (1931)
“M” is a monumental crime drama ahead of its time. In Berlin in the early 1930’s, a psychopathic man is murdering children. As the police are trying to find the criminal, their methods start to negatively impact the local criminal community. Hence, they decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the killer themselves. Directed by Fritz Lang, “M” is an influential and unforgettable film that will keep you on the edge of your sit.
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13. Nightcrawler (2014)
“Nightcrawler” is a thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. It follows Lou Bloom, a young man desperate for work who discovers the world of crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, and murder, Lou muscles into the dangerous realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents.