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14 Best Crime Thriller Movies Similar to Game Night

27/11/2021

Have you ever watched a movie that was so good you’d watch it again without hesitation? Game Night is one of those movies. It’s a classic whodunit mystery set against the backdrop of a fun modern couple. We loved Game Night so much that we watched it twice on the same day and have already talked about seeing it again with friends! If you love movies like Game Night, check out one of these 14 similar movies to enjoy.

14 Most Similar Movies to Game Night

1) Get Out (2017)

movies like game night - Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele’s smash-hit Get Out from 2017 is one of the best movies similar to Game Night. It stars Daniel Kaluuya as a black man who has been dating a white girl, Rose (Allison Williams), for a few months.


He accompanies her and her parents to their annual retreat in upstate New York, where they meet a whole slew of Rose’s wealthy, white friends.


Get Out has the same fun energy as Game Night with a twist that will keep you thinking about which side is playing up to which endgame. Also, it includes brilliant performances from both Daniel and Allison and features one of the best villains in recent memory (played by Bradley Whitford).

2) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This movie is more brutal than Game Night but tackles similar themes of mystery, secrets, and betrayal.

It’s based on the international best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson. It stars Rooney Mara as Lisabeth, who works for an investigative journalist against the backdrop of a life-threatening story. With the help of a computer hacker, Lisabeth can crack the case, which leads them down into some dark places.

It’s also an adaptation of a Swedish book called Män som hatar kvinnor, which was adapted in 2009 starring Noomi Rapace. This is an excellent choice if you want something more intense than Game Night with similar mystery elements.

3) The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short

This comedy/drama from 2015 stars Steve Carrell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt as four men who predict the 2008 economic crisis. They try to cash in on it by investing in real estate but find themselves mired in a series of life-threatening circumstances.

The Big Short is an entertaining movie with an exciting premise, brilliant actors, and hilarious moments along the way. If you enjoyed Game Night for its suspenseful plot that drives toward an unpredictable climax, this is definitely one to watch!

4) The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe star in this 2016 comedy crime movie as a pair of private eyes who are forced to team up. They’re both looking into the death of an adult star but find themselves on opposite sides of the law and stuck with each other.

The Nice Guys is equal parts funny comedy, dark underworld mystery, and hard-boiled old-school private eye story. It’s a great blend that reminds us slightly of the classic The Big Sleep or Chinatown. If you loved Game Night for its well-balanced mix of drama, suspense, and comedy from start to finish, definitely give this one a go!

5) Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes

If you’re looking for a more action-packed mystery with a talented ensemble cast, this 2009 reboot starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law is an excellent choice! It’s set in the Victorian Era, where Sherlock Holmes is tasked with solving the most significant case of his career.

He must battle with his greatest adversary, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), to save London from a terrorist attack. This movie is packed with action, humour, romance, and an excellent screenplay that makes it one of the best recent Sherlock Holmes movies ever made!

6) Gone Girl (2014)

Gone-Girl

Gone Girl features Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing on their 5th wedding anniversary. As he deals with this terrible situation, his wife’s diary reveals some startling secrets about him, and she becomes the prime suspect in the case.

It’s an intelligent thriller from David Fincher with twists and turns throughout and an ending that will leave you reeling for days after it’s over! You should check out Gone Girl if you loved Game Night for its unpredictable plot and the surprise ending.

7) Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook

Another stellar performance from Jennifer Lawrence, this 2012 romantic comedy-drama is a well-written character study of two people with serious problems.

Both Bradley Cooper and Lawrence are excellent in their roles as married couple Tiffany and Pat, respectively, who come together to help each other deal with the struggles in their lives. With great acting, an exciting screenplay, and plenty of laughs along the way, this is one to check out if you’re looking for something light yet dramatic at the same time!

8) The Family Man (2000)

The Family Man (2000)

This movie stars Nicholas Cage as Jack Campbell, a Wall Street tycoon who finds himself in 2006 after an accident replays his life 20 years earlier when he was still poor. While there, he stumbles upon his younger, married self and decides to change his life for the better.

It’s a great movie that shows how you should be grateful for what you have and also, just because we always want something better, it doesn’t mean things will be any different! If you loved Game Night for its clever premise and strong message about family, The Family Man is an excellent choice!

9) Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express

With a stellar cast, including Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, this 2017 adaptation of a classic Agatha Christie mystery novel dropped recently.

With a screenplay that stays true to Christie’s source material without being too wordy or slow-paced, this movie keeps us engaged from beginning to end with the deduction of suspects and Poirot’s deduction of who committed the murder.

It’s one to check out if you enjoy Game Night for its references to classic mystery novels while delivering a fast-paced story!

10) Timecrimes (2007)

Timecrimes

This time travel thriller is a Spanish film with English subtitles set in the modern-day where Héctor wakes up after falling in the forest, with no idea where he is or what happened to him. As he tries to return home, more than just strange occurrences begin happening around him, which defy all logic.

If you like movies that play with your mind and keep you on the edge of your seat, then definitely give Timecrimes a watch! It’s a well-crafted film with some great direction and suspense, which shouldn’t be missed!

11) Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners

Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki in this 2013 crime mystery thriller from director Denis Villeneuve.

When two girls go missing, the father makes it his mission to find them by any means necessary.

As he goes after each suspect, more and more clues seem to point towards a mysterious man who lives off the grid called Alex Jones.

With a gripping story and even better acting from all parties involved, this is one I recommend if you loved Game Night for its intensity and excellent character development throughout.

12) In Time (2011)

In Time

In Time features an exciting concept where time has become the currency in the future, where each person is given just one more year to live when they turn 25. With Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried leading the cast, this movie is set in a world where time runs out for everyone eventually.

However, if you have enough time credits (which can be bought or exchanged), you can stay alive indefinitely. When presented with an opportunity to make some extra time for himself, Will Salas finds himself on the run from bounty hunters who want his head.

If you liked Game Night for its blend of genres, then definitely check out In time!

13) I Give It A Year (2013)

I Give It A Year

This rom-com stars Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall as Nat and Josh, respectively, who get married after a whirlwind romance and spend their first year as a married couple.

The first year usually puts a lot of strain on a marriage, but it’s one issue after another for Nat and Josh. Putting aside her feelings about his family, past relationships, and personality, they’re finally able to overcome everything that comes in between them until he falls for someone else!

Though not as funny as Game Night, this British rom-com is worth watching if you like the dark humour present throughout the movie. While it may be more dramatic than Game Night, I Give It A Year has its fair share of laughs.

14) Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies

If you enjoyed John and Jeremy’s banter and find zombie movies entertaining, then Warm Bodies is worth checking out! It features Nicholas Hoult (who also stars in X-Men) as R, a zombie who spends his days following commands and hanging out with other zombies.

But when he meets Julie (played by Teresa Palmer), things change drastically for him because she resembles someone from his past.

Warm Bodies takes a look at how love can overcome all obstacles, even those with no chance of surviving! If you like this blend of romance and action, then be sure to check it out when you get a chance!!

That’s all for today, folks! I hope you enjoyed reading through my list and found something new that interests you for your next movie night sesh. If there are any movies on Netflix which you think would make an excellent addition to this list, do let us know in the comments!

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