Movies Like Sicario
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The first in our movies like Sicario, Hurt Locker (2008) follows a small group of American soldiers who are tasked with the disposal of explosive devices during the Iraq war.
In stark contrast to the usual character-laden war epic, Hurt Locker places more focus on the individual soldiers and deeply explores the psychological stress that goes with their day-to-day war activities. It features mesmerizing cinematography, giving it an artistic flair that many war movies share. Thanks to screenwriter Mark Boal, who spent time with bomb crews as an embedded journalist in Iraq during the war, the film also boasts a realistic edge that many similar movies can match.
Like Sicario, Hurt Locker starts a phenomenal cast (Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, and more) and has won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and its director Kathryn Bigelow is the first female director to win the Best Director award.
So why does this count as one of our movies like Sicario? It boasts the same tense atmosphere that constantly keeps you on the edge of your sear, and focuses on a small group of people.