Movies Like Mystic River

You have to love the feeling that a great mystery/thriller movie manages to give you. That’s what Mystic River managed to do so well. It keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out the next turn the plot is going to take. This is what makes movies like Mystic River so captivating and amazing.

If you are here then you must have loved Mystic River and are looking for movies similar to it. You have come to the right place if that’s the case. We have compiled a list of all the best movies we believe are similar to Mystic River and give you that same thrill you want back so badly. All the films on this list will provide you with hours of great entertainment. Just keep on scrolling to see exactly what great films we have in store for you.

1. Prisoners

Kicking off our list of movies like Mystic River we have one that will have you biting your nails on the edge of your seat! We think this is one of Hugh Jackman’s best movies and you’ll enjoy this one very much if you haven’t seen it yet!

Prisoners Movie Description

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is about to have his life flipped upside down when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, has gone missing with her friend. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) is the head of the investigation into the disappearance of his daughter. The only lead in the investigation was a beat down motorhome that was parked on the street. They arrest the driver but release him due to not having enough evidence. Unhappy with the progress the cops have made, Dover decides to take things into his own hands and will stop at nothing until he gets his daughter home safely.

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2. Se7en

We would never want to hear stories like this in real life. A killer who chooses his victims by using the seven deadly sins and kills them accordingly is absolutely horrifying. It does make for a hell of a movie though.

Se7en Movie Description

Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) decides to take on one final case with his new partner David Mills (Brad Pitt) before he retires. After discovering multiple horrifying murders they quickly come to the conclusion that they are dealing with a serial killer. The killer chooses his victims depending on whether he believes they represent one of the seven deadly sins. As the two partners get deeper into the investigation the killer continues to tease and taunt them and even manages to get into the mind of one of the detectives.

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3. Primal Fear

This movie will take you for a bit of a ride. Expect the unexpected with this one. If you haven’t seen Primal Fear you should change that right now.

Primal Fear Movie Description

Martin Vail (Richard Gere), a defense attorney is known for always taking his jobs for money and fame rather than actually helping people out. The case he is handling now involves an altar boy who is being accused of the murder of the archbishop of Chicago. As he continues to investigate his new case, Vail realizes that the Church has some dark hidden secrets. Now, Vail is dealing with a much more dangerous case than he previously had thought.

4. Sleepers

Up there with Primal Fear, this one is also a classic that you have to give a watch. Its a Robert De Niro staple that you don’t want to miss.

Sleepers Movie Description

After nearly killing a man, four teenage friends are sent to a reformation camp to answer for their crimes. While there, the guards of the camp brutalize and take advantage of the four kids. Later in life once grown up, John (Ron Eldard) and Tommy (Billy Crudup) end up taking the profession of being hitmen. When one day they come across one of their abusers and decide to kill him. While on trial for that murder, their prosecutor is another member of their gang who happens to work as the assistant DA.

5. Zodiac

Now we arrive at the movie that is inspired by true events. Obviously there are inaccuracies to make the movie more interesting. However, knowing that this serial killer really was out there makes this movie so much more terrifying.

Zodiac Movie Description

San Francisco is now being terrorized by a serial killer known as Zodiac. Earning his fame from the grizzly murders he has committed and gotten away with. Investigators David and William (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) want nothing more than to uncover the identity of the killer and bring him to justice. Along with reporters Robert and Paul (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.), they begin the investigation hoping to get some sort of clue as to who the killer is. All the while Zodiac continues to kill and taunt the police as no one is getting closer to uncover the killer’s identity.

6. Gone Baby Gone

To end off our list of movies like Mystic River we have one about a PI that will stop at nothing to track down a missing girl. If you want a thrilling mystery movie then give this one a try!

Gone Baby Gone Movie Description

After her daughter goes missing, Helene McCready (Amy Ryan) decides to hire a private detective named Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck). However, Doyle (Morgan Freeman) the chief of police doesn’t believe that Patrick has any chance of finding the girl as she has already been missing for 76 hours. Patrick begins to investigate molester Corwin Earle (Matthew Maher) and the Haitian gangster named Cheese (Edi Gathegi). But when something comes up in the neighborhood he has lived in his whole life, he realizes the danger isn’t where he originally thought.

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