Movies like Bringing Out the Dead

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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
 6.8
 59K
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't help, yet cannot quit the job on his own.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, meditative, disturbing, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, patient, haunted by the past, dealing with death, misfit partners, violence, insomnia, euthanasia, character study, crime gone awry, mental illness, honest, drug addiction, friendship, friends, couple relations, dreams, life is a bitch, love and romance, taxi driver ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Bringing Out the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and melancholic films with plots about storytelling, mentor, redemption, dialogue, loneliness, character study and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bringing Out the Dead: Taxi Driver (1976), The Machinist (2004), Edmond (2005), Bad Lieutenant (1992), Black Swan (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 648K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, vigilante, obsession, lone wolves, loner, violence spree, depression, alienation, character study, crimes, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, torment, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, taunting, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, redemption, violence, pimp, testimony, stripper, murder, prejudice, bipolar disorder, prostitute, fortune teller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 35K
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, corruption, drinking, rape, violence, heroin, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 663K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, hallucinations, insanity, losing-it hero, mental illness, paranoia, rivalry, parents and children, mentally unstable, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 20K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, deadly, rivalry, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, hopes, crime, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealer, insomnia, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, dangerous attraction, crimes, couple relations, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, missing person, haunted by the past, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 1950s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 39K
13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: tense, bleak, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, gambling, greed, murder, police detective, revolver, drug overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, fish out of water, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, mexico, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 3K
Joe (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, murder, drug dealing, bar, orgy, working class, society, misfit, social differences, factory, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 59K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, greed, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, treasure, human nature, character change, couple relations, nothing goes right, fbi, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 61K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, race against time, dishonesty, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, halloween, domestic violence, arson, machismo, abusive father, snow, sheriff, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family business, family problems, crimes, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 790
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger, dishonesty, nightlife, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion, psychopath, mental illness, deadly, parents and children, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 43K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, family feud, human nature, americana, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 32K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, family relations, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 947
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, anti heroes, deadly, friendship, violence, childhood trauma, killing spree, transsexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, youth, haunted by the past, teenage life, life is a bitch, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, life philosophy, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, self discovery, family problems, human nature, hopes, lap dance, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 214K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, unfulfillment, tragic event, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 164K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, regret, drug dealer, redemption, prison, introspection, arrest, girlfriend, drug lord, guilt, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 12K
3 Women (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An awkward young teen working at a spa becomes overly attached to her fellow worker, a lonely outcast. They hang out at a bar owned by a strange pregnant artist and her has-been cowboy husband. Amid emotional crises, the three woman steal and trade ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: desert, suicide attempt, painting, coma, artist, golden years, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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