TOP 15: Similar Movies Like Knives Out

TOP 15: Similar Movies Like Knives Out

Seeing a movie that mirrors parts of your life is cathartic and can bring up many unresolved feelings. I know...

Seeing a movie that mirrors parts of your life is cathartic and can bring up many unresolved feelings. I know...

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Seeing a movie that mirrors parts of your life is cathartic and can bring up many unresolved feelings. I know it did for me, and over time my list of movies like knives out has grown substantially. This article contains 16 such titles, so if you feel like watching something to take the edge off, give these a try.

Similar Movies Like Knives Out:

1: Isle of dogs (2018)

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“Isle of Dogs” is a stop motion movie created by the film company “Fox Searchlight Pictures,” with help from production company “Indian Paintbrush.” The movie’s budget was an estimated $20 million, and it was released on March 23, 2018.

The main characters in this story are Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin), Chief (Bryan Cranston), and Spot (Greta Gerwig). There is also a pack of five alpha dogs that go by the names: King (Bob Balaban), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum), Rex (Edward Norton), and Chief. These alpha dogs, as well as the rest of the 12 dog cast, were all voiced by human voice actors.

The movie is set in the near future, where all dogs have been quarantined on Trash island because of a dog flu outbreak. Atari’s bodyguard-dog Chief tries to save him from the quarantine by taking him to the mainland for sushi. On the way, they meet up with five alpha dogs who help them escape. The group then came upon an oil refinery owned by Kobayashi Enterprises and destroyed it with their plane before returning home.

2: The Florida project (2017)

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A precocious six-year-old and her ragtag bunch of friends become protectors of a mid-century motel. This is the story of people who suffer the consequences of poverty while others bathe in privilege; some choose to step up while others turn a blind eye. This movie might hit home for you if you’re tired of keeping your head down and not speaking up when someone makes an offensive joke or comment.

3: Thelma (2017)

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The new girl at school becomes an outcast when she starts doing things she can’t control, like destroying nearby property with her mind. Watching this might remind you how it felt when it started treating you differently after a life-altering event.

The film attempts to balance hope with sadness, but at times fails to convey this successfully-particularly when depicting some of the more harrowing scenes, such as the attempted s.misconduct by one of her relatives. There is also not enough explanation about how Thelma comes to terms with her sexuality or why certain characters are so accepting of it. 

4: Den of thieves (2018)

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Den of thieves is a 2018 American heist thriller directed by Christian Gudegast and written by Gudegast and Paul Scheuring. A remake of the 1979 British classic ” The criminals “stars Gerard Butler as a slick, tough LA cop who plans to rob three vaults located in the city’s most notorious criminal gangs.

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The film premiered at AFI Fest on November 15, 2017, and was released in the United States on January 19, 2018, by STXfilms. It received mixed reviews from critics but performed well at the box office, grossing over $ 81 million worldwide against its operative budget. Two actors sign on to help a cop rob the streets they’re supposed to protect; during this heist, we see far greed will drive someone and how quickly they’ll cross to the other side of the law.

5: Shoplifters (2018)

What happens when poverty forces you to take desperate measures? When an impoverished family shoplifts so they can get by, their innocent act turns into something more serious over time due to their desperation. This movie might speak volumes for your current situation or for when you looked the other way when someone was in trouble.

6: The favorite (2017)


This film includes drama and comedy because this topic is about two available women in the same position and competing for power. This film’s main character is Emma Stone; she plays “Abigail Masham,” who becomes Queen Anne’s lady-in-waiting because of her beauty. On the other hand, one of the main characters in this film is Olivia Coleman, who also stars as ‘Queen Anne’ herself.

She is a former lover of Sarah Churchill (One of Abigail’s best friends), which allows Abigail to become Queen Anne. This movie might appeal to you if you’re sick of people who only seem nice when they want something from you.

7: The party (2017)


The Party is a 2017 comedy film co-written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall, Emily Mortimer, Cherry Jones, Cillian Murphy, Sophia di Martino, and Bruno Ganz. A woman is given the perfect opportunity after she’s asked to host the most important dinner party of her life, but chaos ensues when a shocking truth about her husband comes out during the revelry. Watching this will remind you how far they will go when they feel backed up against a wall.

8: Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 Drama film written, directed, and produced by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Frances McDormand as a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder in the town of Ebbing, Missouri. A mother takes matters into her own hands when she decides to call out local authorities for not finding the man who raped and murdered her daughter.This family will stop at nothing to bring their girl’s killer to justice.

This movie might appeal to you if you’re tired of waiting around and doing nothing about your grievances or people who refuse to take responsibility and apologize.

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9: The Devotion of Suspect X (2018)

Yasuko Hanaoka is a single mother trying to do her best with her young daughter and deaf son. In order to provide for them, she takes on all sorts of odd jobs as a laborer leaving little time for the care of her children. With only the help from Mr. Shono, their neighbor and single father, her children have managed to survive despite these difficult circumstances until one day, Yasuko’s youngest child vanishes without a trace. Her husband has been questioned and is a suspect in the case.

With her family torn apart, the only person who seems to care about the missing child is Mr. Shono. However, despite his kindness, there are those at school who question why he has been overly close to Yasuko’s children. In an attempt to uncover clues as to what could have happened to her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands and begins investigating on her own, much as Tetsuya Ishigami did in the original novel by Keigo Higashino.

10: And Then There Was None (2015)

Being a highly sought-after detective with a keen sense of deduction, Detective Dee Renjie is always assigned to work on the most difficult cases due to his track record of solving them. However, there are some who question whether this celebrity detective is as good as he seems.

Despite being framed for conspiracy, Dee escapes imprisonment and embarks upon a quest to prove his innocence, all while solving several other high-profile cases that have baffled authorities. He will need the help of some unusual associates along the way, including an exiled prince, a pirate captain, and even some Buddhist monks, to uncover clues that ultimately lead him closer to uncovering the truth surrounding these troubling cases.

11: One Night @ The Call Center (2006) 


A young slacker who’s working a part-time job at a 24-hour call center to earn enough money to start his own business finds his plans changed when he falls for an ambitious woman with dreams of starting her own fashion line.

While trying to find a balance between earning a decent wage and spending time with this woman, he also has to deal with being bullied by his manager at work for being lazy while also taking care of his grandmother, whom he loves dearly. With so many things going on in his life, can he manage everything, or will everything around him fall apart?

12: Gintama (2017) 


In a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan, skyscrapers, trains, and motorbikes have replaced the simple life of old. However, despite all of these changes, a samurai still upholds the law in this new era, much to the dismay of those around him. With a childlike attitude towards most things coupled with superhuman strength gained from training in an ancient form of martial arts, Gintoki Sakata does whatever it takes to make some quick cash while at the same time avoiding doing any actual work.

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Joining his adventures are his loud-mouthed teenage employee Shinpachi Shimura along with Kagura, a young girl who was taken in as a sister by Gintoki after he saved her from a group of gangsters who were using her for her Yato blood. As this odd trio bumble their way through life and run into familiar faces such as the Shinsengumi, the legendary “Demon” swordsman Sougo Okita and many more, they also encounter new adversaries that threaten to alter the course of history forever.

13: Life (2018)


Chi-kit is an experienced detective whose skills with deduction have led him to solve several difficult cases. However, his most challenging case is yet to come when he’s assigned to investigate an apparent suicide only days before an important company merger which could bring about changes in management.

With the victim’s brother, an executive in this multinational corporation being a main suspect, Chi-kit must use all of his deductive skills to uncover the truth behind this puzzling case while making sure he doesn’t fall into water should someone decide to push him off.

14: Badlands (1973)


A kit is a young man just out of prison who wanders onto the land owned by Jake and Carol Cutlass while looking for someplace to rest for a while under the hot sun. Even though they’re not exactly happy about having a stranger on their property, they let Kit stay with them while he looks for work until one day when Kit meets the town sheriff Wyatt Earp who seems to take an interest in him.

However, things take a turn for the worse when Carol begins having romantic feelings for Kit, which leads to tragedy when Jake finds out about it. With no other choice but to run away after being accused of murdering an innocent man, Kit will have to fight for survival while being chased by one of the best lawmen in town.

15: The darkest hour (2017)


The darkest hour is a 2017 American action horror film directed by Brian A. Miller and written by Michael Winnick and Jonathan Frank. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Ron Perlman. It was released on June 2, 2017, in the United States and Canada by Entertainment Studios,[6] grossing $4 million.

It received negative reviews from critics who called it “a acted, instantly dated disaster that fails to produce thrills.” Even if you’ve never been in a situation like this, this movie might appeal to you if you’re tired of people who make promises they can’t keep or fail to stand up for their beliefs.


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