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19 Movies Like Primal Fear (1996)

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1 Prisoners (2013) ★ 8.1

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Keller Dover faces every parent's biggest nightmare: his six-year-old daughter is missing along with her friend. Time flies, the girls don't return, and panic reaches its peak. The only clue is a dilapidated van that was parked on their street when the girls were playing in the yard. Detective Lockey, leading the investigation, arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but the police soon have to let him go for lack of evidence. The police delay, and the distraught father takes matters into his own hands. But how far is Keller willing to go to find the girls?
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2 The Sixth Sense (1999) ★ 8.1

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Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient (Donnie Wahlberg) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife (Olivia Williams). Cole's mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.
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3 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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4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) ★ 8.3

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When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
L.A. Confidential (1997) poster

5 L.A. Confidential (1997) ★ 8.2

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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.
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6 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.
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7 Fracture (2007) ★ 7.2

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An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
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8 The Usual Suspects (1995) ★ 8.5

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
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9 Se7en (1995) ★ 8.6

Detective William Somerset is a veteran criminal detective who dreams of retiring and getting away from the city and its sinful inhabitants. Seven days before retirement, Somerset is plagued by two troubles: a young partner, Mills, and a particularly elaborate murder. The experienced detective's sharp mind immediately determines that this crime is likely to be followed by others. The news confirms his hunch. Realizing that the killer is punishing his victims for their deadly sins, the detective faces a choice: go back to work or leave and hand the case over to his less experienced partner?

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Night Falls on Manhattan (1996) poster

10 Night Falls on Manhattan (1996) ★ 6.6

Sean Casey is the newest member of the District Attorney's office and he is close to uncovering a police scandal that might involve his father Liam, who works for the N.Y.P.D. Then his father is critically wounded in a stake-out, Sean is chosen to prosecute the case.
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11 The Devil's Advocate (1997) ★ 7.5

An exceptionally-adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss--the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
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12 The Life of David Gale (2003) ★ 7.6

David Gale is a man who has tried to live up to his principles, but, in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor, and ardent opponent of the death penalty finds himself on death row for the murder of activist Constance Harraway. Three days before his execution, Gale agrees to be interviewed by reporter Bitsy Bloom.

But the journalist soon realizes that her involvement in this case will not be limited to one interview and that a man's life is in her hands. Putting her own safety on the line, she begins to investigate the horrific events surrounding Constance's death.

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13 The Game (1997) ★ 7.7

Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.
The Chamber (1996) poster

14 The Chamber (1996) ★ 6.0

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.
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15 Absolute Power (1997) ★ 6.7

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Career thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses a horrific crime involving U.S. President Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman).

Absolute Power (1997) is on #15 spot of movies related to Primal Fear (1996). Absolute Power (1997) was released in 1997, made by Clint Eastwood and has average rating 6.7 in 2022. Main stars of the Absolute Power (1997) film are: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris.

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16 Fight Club (1999) ★ 8.8

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An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.

Fight Club (1999) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf. You can find Fight Club (1999) in the the next genre categories: Drama and Fight Club (1999) has average rating 8.8, according to Screench user votes.

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17 Mystic River (2003) ★ 7.9

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The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
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18 Memento (2000) ★ 8.4

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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.

Memento (2000) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano. Memento (2000) belongs to the next genres: Mystery, Thriller and has average rating 8.4, according to user votes.

A Time to Kill (1996) poster

19 A Time to Kill (1996) ★ 7.4

Is A Time to Kill (1996) similar to Primal Fear (1996) film?

In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.

A Time to Kill (1996) is one of the last movies similar to Primal Fear (1996) and it was released in 1996. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller and has average user rating of 7.4 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

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