15 Movies like The Da Vinci Code

Released in 2006, The Da Vinci Code is an iconic mystery thriller. The film presents an enthralling experience to the viewers which has resulted in it garnering a huge fan base.

It opens up a whole new world into the world of mysterious adventures and makes one desire more of it. Thus in this article, we will talk about 15 movies just like The Da Vinci Code that will plunge you into a thrill ride.

  1. Angels and Demons

First up on the list is the sequel to The Da Vinci itself, Angels and Demons. The film presents the protagonist from the previous film, Robert Langdon played by Tom Hanks in a new adventure.

The film is directed by the same director as The Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard. It was released in 2009 and like its predecessor, garnered great plaudits. IMDb rates the film 6.7 out of 10.

  1. Inferno

The third installment in the Ron Howard film series, Inferno takes the adventures of Robert Langdon forward. Resembling the previous two films in the series, Inferno exhibits Robert in a race against time while fighting evil organizations.

Released in 2016, it once again presents Tom Hanks as the revered symbologist alongside Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks. The movie is loosely based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown

  1. Constantine

Constantine the titular character Constantine, an exorcist, who can communicate with half-angels and half-demons investigating the death of a detective’s twin sister, and as he digs deeper, he realizes a dark conspiracy that could threaten the world.

Released in 2005, the movie is directed by Francis Lawrence. It features Keanu Reeves as the protagonist. The film is loosely based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer comic book.

IMDb gives Constantine a solid 7 out of 10.

  1. National Treasure

Released in 2004, National Treasure is a classic adventure film about a treasure hunter who is chasing a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer-turned-enemy is on the same path that he is on. The film is directed by Jon Turteltaub and features Nicholas Cage in the lead.

The film had an impeccable theatrical run grossing $347.5 million. It is rated 6.9 on IMDb.

  1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade traces the titular character embarking on a journey to get his father, Dr. Henry Jones, who has disappeared while looking for the Holy Grail before the Nazis.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg, the film stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The film succeeded in collecting a whopping amount of $474.2 million at the box office upon its release in 1989.

  1. Red Dragon

Red Dragon narrates the story of an FBI Agent who is called out of early retirement to catch a serial killer and is required to ask for the help of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Released in 2002, the film had a great box office run of $209.2 million.

The movie was adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is directed by Brett Ratner and is rated 7.2 on IMDb.

  1. The Game

The Game is about Nicholas Van Orton, a merchant banker who receives a strange birthday gift, a voucher for a game, from his brother Conrad and when he actually makes use of the present, he finds himself in trouble.

The film was released back in 1997 and was praised for its intriguing storytelling. The Game is rated 7.7 on IMDb and 78% on Rotten Tomatoes.

  1. Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, as the name suggests, revolves around the widely-popular detective Sherlock Holmes. The film portrays the revered detective and his partner, Dr. Watson, who send Blackwood, a serial killer, to the gallows but upon learning that he is back from the dead, race against time to pursue him again.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the mystery thriller stars Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. The movie received a eulogizing reception upon its release in 2009 and grossed $524 at the box office.

  1. Bridge of Spies

Another Steven Spielberg movie in this list, Bridge of Spies, is about James B Donovan who defends an alleged KGB spy, Rudolf Abel, in the US courts. He is eventually called upon to negotiate an exchange of Rudolf with a US pilot, Francis Powers, who was caught in the USSR.

Rated highly by critics, the film flaunts 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.6 on IMDb. The movie was also nominated for the  Academy Award for Best Picture along with other accolades. Like The Da Vinci Code, Bridge of Spies also stars Tom Hanks in the lead.

  1. As Above, So Below

More of a horror thriller than mystery, As Above, So Below offers the audience a pursuit for the philosopher’s stone by Scarlett Marlowe which turns into a nightmare when her exploration group begins to encounter supernatural experiences while descending into the Catacombs of Paris.

The movie is directed by John Erick Dowdle and stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, and Ali Marhyar. Made on a budget of $5 million, the film succeeded in grossing $41.9 million at the box office.

  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A revered mystery thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tells the tale of Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist, who hires Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker, to solve the mystery of a woman who has been missing for forty years. The two discover more than they bargained for.

The movie is directed by reputed director David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as the protagonists. Rotten Tomatoes recommends the movie 86%.

  1. The Crimson Rivers

A crime thriller directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, The Crimson Rivers is about two French cops, investigating separate murders, who find a common link between the killings and as more murders occur, they find an increasing number of horrific details pointing to a conspiracy. Released in 2000, the film stars Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel.

The movie was adapted from the crime novel Blood Red Rivers by Jean-Christophe Grangé. IMDb rates the film 6.9.

  1. The Terminal

We have one more film by Steven Spielberg featuring Tom Hanks in the lead role. The Terminal, released in 2004, conveys the story of Viktor Navorski getting stranded at an airport when war rages in his country. He is forced by the officials to stay at the airport until his original identity is confirmed.

The film had a nice box office outing collecting $219.4 million. IMDb gives the movie a 7.4 out of 10.

  1. The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate was released in 1999 and is about a rare book dealer, Dean Corso who is hired to find the last two copies of a text that holds the key to summoning the devil and subsequently finds himself at the heart of paranormal events. The film is directed by Roman Polanski.

It stars Johnny Depp in the lead and is adapted from the 1993 novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The thriller drama is rated 6.7 on IMDb.

  1. Shutter Island

To wrap up the list we have an iconic mystery thriller, Shutter Island directed by famed filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The film features Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as the protagonists. The plot narrates the story of Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, who are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place.

The epic thriller was released in 2010 and is rated a whopping 8.2 on IMDb.