The Marsh King’s Daughter is a psychological thriller directed by Neil Burger, from a screenplay by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith. Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Karen Dionne, the film revolves around Helena, who has to confront her dark and tormenting past as her estranged father is being released from prison. Helena’s father kidnapped her mother two years before she was born and kept both of them in the jungle. Now, she is convinced that he will try to take her daughter and that’s why she must confront him. The Marsh King’s Daughter stars Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn in the lead roles with Brooklyn Prince, Garrett Hedlund, Caren Pistorius, and Joey Carson starring in supporting roles. So, if you loved The Marsh King’s Daughter here are some similar movies you could watch next.
The Girl on the Train (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: The Girl on the Train is based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller that shocked the world. Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. Everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Nocturnal Animals (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in “Nocturnal Animals.”
Prisoners (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Keller Dover ( Hugh Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, Prisoners features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello (Beautiful Boy) as Keller’s distraught wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow) and Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt) as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers’; and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) as Alex Jones’ Aunt Holly. Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film Incendies, directs this suspense thriller from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband).
Secret Window (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp (2003 Best Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) gives his most riveting performance in this action/suspense thriller featuring a top-notch cast including John Turturro, Maria Bello, Academy Award® winner Timothy Hutton (1981 Best Supporting Actor, Ordinary People) and Charles S. Dutton. Following a bitter separation from his wife (Bello), famed mystery writer Mort Rainey (Depp) is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter (Turturro). Claiming Rainey has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter’s demands turn to threats – and then murder – Rainey turns to a private detective (Dutton) for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can’t trust anyone or anything. A shocking psychological thriller from the writer of Panic Room, David Koepp.
The Silence of the Lambs (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Clarice Starling, a gutsy FBI trainee haunted by her past, risks her life in an attempt to save a missing woman from certain death. The desperate, deadly search for a killer makes Clarice confront her deepest fears as she must confront and befriend convicted psychopathic serial killer Dr. Hannibal ‘the Cannibal’ Lechter, a monstrous brilliant psychiatrist, who can lead her to the murderer.
Room (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances. Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, Short Term 12, Trainwreck). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Mystic River (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood directs Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Oscar-winning performances in this tale of a seemingly senseless murder … and how the tragedy reawakens the buried trauma of a long-ago crime. In Boston 25 years ago, 11-year-old Dave Boyle unwittingly gets into a car with two strangers. When he returns four days later, Dave is different in a way that destroys his friendship with Sean Devine and Jimmy Marcus. Now Sean’s (Kevin Bacon) a cop, Jimmy’s (Sean Penn) a neighborhood store owner with a prison record and mob connections, and Dave’s (Tim Robbins) trying hard to keep his demons safely submerged. But when Jimmy’s daughter is murdered, each of the men must confront a past that none wants to acknowledge. As the investigation tightens around these three, an ominous story unfolds–of friendship, family and innocence lost too soon.