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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
 6.8
 62K
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: hallucination, redemption, coma, hospital, rescue, ambulance, patient, haunted by the past, dealing with death, misfit partners, death, violence, insomnia, euthanasia, character study, crime gone awry, mental illness, honest, goth, drug addiction, friendship, friends, couple relations, dreams, life is a bitch ...
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 realistic, serious, psychological and complex films with plots about storytelling, loneliness, murder, dialogue, mentor, brutality and character study mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bringing Out the Dead: Taxi Driver (1976), Bad Lieutenant (1992), The Machinist (2004), Black Swan (2010), Edmond (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 691K
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, loner, character study, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 37K
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, neo noir, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, catholicism, corruption, drinking, rape, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 346K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, insanity, torment, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 679K
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, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, rivalry, dark fantasy, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, rough, cynical ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, self control, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 21K
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, serious, uplifting, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, loss of son, confession, rescue, air disaster, human nature, starting over, family relations, survival, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, usa, 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, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, deadly, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, going straight, addiction, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 15K
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, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, arson, machismo, domestic violence, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 61K
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: greed, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, betrayal, treasure, human nature, dishonesty, character change, disorder, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 38K
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, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, danger, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, downfall, friendship, supportive spouse, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: gloomy, realistic, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, murder, bar, drug dealing, orgy, working class, misfit, village, overdose, rehabilitation, factory ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 802
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightlife, nightshift, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, couple relations, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, missing person, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, italy, florence, los angeles, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 12K
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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, youth, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family problems, crimes, family business, love and romance, couples, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, crimes, city life, couples, urban, gender, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, delusion, family relations, family problems, law enforcement, psychopath, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, family feud, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement, human nature, americana, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 63K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, human nature, moral dilemma, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.9
 44K
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, ex convict, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 39K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 220K
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, gloomy, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, suicide attempt, tragedy, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 166K
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, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, stock broker, betrayal, regret, introspection, drug dealer, redemption, arrest, girlfriend, drug lord, guilt, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 5K
The Eel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, starting over, social relations, human nature, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes of passion, murder, village, ufo, infidelity, erotica ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 109K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: neo noir, neighbor, hotel, murder, hollywood, showbiz, screenwriter, new job, serial killer, writers, stranger, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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