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20 Movies Like Nightmare Alley (2021)

Molly's Game (2017) poster

1 Molly's Game (2017) ★ 7.4

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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
American Hustle (2013) poster

2 American Hustle (2013) ★ 7.2

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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
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3 The Aviator (2004) ★ 7.5

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Having received a small factory from his father, Howard Hughes turned it into a gigantic, fantastically profitable enterprise. Becoming the owner of a huge film company, he shot the most expensive film for its time and won the hearts of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses.

He owned the most prestigious casinos in Las Vegas and set the record for fastest flights, bought the second-largest commercial airline...

Money burns Hughes's heart, it gives him no rest, and his soul is torn upwards. Only there, at an altitude of several thousand meters he is truly happy. Only there, where only the skill of the pilot and God decide everything, nothing is so valuable as loyalty and honor.

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4 West Side Story (2021) ★ 7.2

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An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
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5 Knives Out (2019) ★ 7.9

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A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
I Care a Lot (2020) poster

6 I Care a Lot (2020) ★ 6.3

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A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.
Nightcrawler (2014) poster

7 Nightcrawler (2014) ★ 7.8

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When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Zodiac (2007) poster

8 Zodiac (2007) ★ 7.5

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Memento (2000) poster

9 Memento (2000) ★ 8.4

Leonard Shelby is exquisitely and expensively dressed, drives a brand-new Jaguar, but lives in cheap motels. His goal in life is to find his wife's killer. His problem is a rare form of amnesia, a loss of short memory, remembering everything before the murder, he does not remember what happened fifteen minutes ago.

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10 Cape Fear (1991) ★ 7.3

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Inception (2010) poster

11 Inception (2010) ★ 8.8

Cobb is a talented thief, the best of the best in the dangerous art of extraction: he steals valuable secrets from the depths of the subconscious during sleep, when the human mind is most vulnerable. Cobb's rare abilities have made him a valuable player in the treacherous world of industrial espionage, but they have also turned him into an eternal fugitive and robbed him of everything he has ever loved.

And now Cobb gets a chance to right his wrongs. His latest case can bring it all back, but to do so, he needs to do the impossible: initiation. Instead of a perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists will have to pull off the opposite. Now their job is not to steal the idea, but to implement it. If they succeed, it will be the perfect crime.

The Shape of Water (2017) poster

12 The Shape of Water (2017) ★ 7.3

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Crimson Peak (2015) poster

13 Crimson Peak (2015) ★ 6.5

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
L.A. Confidential (1997) poster

14 L.A. Confidential (1997) ★ 8.2

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Suburbicon (2017) poster

15 Suburbicon (2017) ★ 5.7

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As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

Suburbicon (2017) is on #15 spot of movies related to Nightmare Alley (2021). Suburbicon (2017) was released in 2017, made by George Clooney and has average rating 5.7 in 2022. Main stars of the Suburbicon (2017) film are: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac.

Nocturnal Animals (2016) poster

16 Nocturnal Animals (2016) ★ 7.5

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Susan has a luxurious life in Los Angeles, a wonderful husband, and her own gallery. But one day she receives an unexpected package from her ex-husband - he would like to meet, but first he asks to read his new novel. Susan has no idea that as soon as she opens the manuscript, she will return to a past she thought was safely concealed under the cover of night.

Nocturnal Animals (2016) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon. You can find Nocturnal Animals (2016) in the the next genre categories: Drama, Thriller and Nocturnal Animals (2016) has average rating 7.5, according to Screench user votes.

The Card Counter (2021) poster

17 The Card Counter (2021) ★ 6.3

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Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his p...
Mulholland Drive (2001) poster

18 Mulholland Drive (2001) ★ 7.9

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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Mulholland Drive (2001) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux. Mulholland Drive (2001) belongs to the next genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller and has average rating 7.9, according to user votes.

Gone Girl (2014) poster

19 Gone Girl (2014) ★ 8.1

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Everything was ready for the celebration of five years of married life, when all of a sudden the birthday girl inexplicably disappeared. What was left behind were traces of a struggle in the house, blood that had clearly been tried to erase, and a string of clues in the treasure hunt game-the wife had arranged it every year for her adoring husband. And it seems that these clues offer a chance to shed light on the fate of the disappeared.

Gone Girl (2014) is one of the last movies similar to Nightmare Alley (2021) and it was released in 2014. Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller and has average user rating of 8.1 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

The Prestige (2006) poster

20 The Prestige (2006) ★ 8.5

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Robert and Alfred are magician-illusionists who competed with each other in London at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Over the years, their friendly professional rivalry turns into a real war.

They are willing to do anything to learn from each other the secrets of fantastic tricks and disrupt their performance. The irreconcilable enmity that erupted between them begins to threaten the lives of those around them...

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