10 Movies Like Gone Girl You Should Definitely Watch

You loved Gone Girl and are looking for more of the same? We got you! Here is the big list of movies Like Gone Girl we think you should definitely watch.

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1. Girl on the Train (2016)

Gone Girl was released in 2014 while Girl on the Train was released in 2016. With Gone Girl still fresh in the memories of moviegoers, its similarity with Girl on the Train was one that can’t be easily ignored.

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Starring Emily Blunt, Girl on the Train was based on the novel of Paula Hawkins. It follows the story of Rachel, who was recently devastated by her recent divorce. 

On her way back from work onboard the train, she witnesses something that gets her involved in a murder.

2. Basic Instinct (1992)

If you need a less obvious reason to watch Basic Instinct, this is probably it. 

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Aside from the fact that the film helped cement Sharon Stone’s status as a sex symbol, its plot that revolved around Michael Douglas’ character solving a murder case is what makes this movie worthy of attention 27 years later.

3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009 and 2011)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel of the same title. 

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The original novel was in Swedish, and the original 2009 film adaptation that starred Noomi Rapace was also in Swedish. The 2011 American version, on the other hand, starred Rooney Mara. 

Both adaptations are a must-watch, although some say that the American version trumped the Swedish one in several ways.

4. Zodiac (2007)

If you’re a true-blue Gone Girl fan, then you’ll definitely love this one. After all, it’s also directed by David Fincher. 

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Zodiac is also based on a novel. It follows the story of an amateur detective who develops an obsession in finding the “zodiac killer”.

5. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Another adaptation, Gone Baby Gone was directed by Ben Affleck who starred in Gone Girl. The story is about the search for a kidnapped four-year-old girl. 

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6. Side Effects (2013)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Side Effects is another movie that’s gonna mess with your head. It stars Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jude Law.

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The film follows the story of Emily who took a new drug for her severe depression. You can guess where the title Side Effects came from, or you can simply watch it.

7. Seven (1995)

This 1995 film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman who plays the roles of detectives investigating a series of murder. Seven was also directed by Gone Girl director, David Fincher. 

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8. A Perfect Murder (1998)

If the title doesn’t clue you in yet, then maybe you should just watch the film. A Perfect Murder stars Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Viggo Mortensen. 

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The film tells the story of Steven Taylor (Douglas), a millionaire who has everything except for the heart of his wife (Paltrow). Learning about his wife’s infidelity, Steven plots the murder of his wife.

9. To Die For (1995)

This film’s plot and lead-in are similar to that in Gone Girl. To Die For stars Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Matt Dillon. 

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10. Prisoners (2013)

Starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners is a film full of twists and turns that won’t let you rest throughout the film. It follows the story Keller Dover (Jackman) as he takes matters to his own hands when authorities couldn’t find his missing daughter.

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