Movies like Bringing Out the Dead

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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
 6.8
 57K
Bringing Out the Dead
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: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, suspenseful, realistic, dark, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, drug addiction, violence, drugs, drug abuse, goth, dealing with death, death, coma, drugs/alcohol, life & death, homeless, loneliness, existentialism, depression, insanity, drinking, storytelling, hopes, brutality, crime gone awry, addiction, character study, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Most similar movies to Bringing Out the Dead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, talky and serious films with plots about loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, character study, redemption, brutality and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bringing Out the Dead: Fearless (1993), Affliction (1997), Hardcore (1979), Bad Lieutenant (1992), Mean Streets (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fearless
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, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: guilt, redemption, solitude, survival, hospital, dealing with death, life & death, death, depression, friendship, existentialism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california
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 7.0
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Affliction
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, parents and children, father son relationship, character study, drinking, redemption, storytelling, violent, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
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Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
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Bad Lieutenant
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, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, rape, crime, corruption, violence, drug addiction, drinking, drug abuse, addiction, police, heroin, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   76%
 
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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    User:   86%
 
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Public Access
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with ...
Style: talky, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, celebrity culture, life philosophy, stylish, discrimination, life & death, pornography, media satire, writers, crime gone awry, small town life, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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    User:   76%
 
The Panic in Needle Park
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, prostitution, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, depression, relationships, homeless, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   74%
 
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 7.7
 101K
Barton Fink
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: dark humor, surreal, clever, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, writer's life, hollywood, serial killer, murder, insanity, surrealism, writing, creativity, neo noir, writers, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   78%
 
 8.1
 201K
Love's a Bitch
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: dog, hitman, multiple storylines, redemption, violence, betrayal, vengeance, adultery, forbidden love, violent, storytelling, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   88%
 
 6.9
 41K
Joe
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, coming of age, child abuse, small town, homeless, friendship, violence, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, violent, mentor, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   74%
 
 6.3
 10K
Edmond
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, serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, redemption, violence, destiny, murder, prejudice, racism, loneliness, unlikely criminals, urban, starting over, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   62%
 
The Crossing Guard
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: bleak, suspense, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
Shotgun Stories
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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, revenge, family bonds, violent, family, tragedy, visceral, human nature, dialogue, depression, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   71%
 
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Felicia's Journey
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, irish, loneliness, violence, murder, insanity, unlikely criminals, obsession, haunted by the past, psychology, runaway, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   66%
 
 5.4
 38K
Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   82%
 
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, mental illness, identity, mystery, supernatural, paranoia, insanity, conspiracy, surrealism, ghost, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
 7.5
 69K
Disconnect
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, intense ...
Plot: internet, technology, loneliness, lawyer, bullying, crumbling marriage, storytelling, multiple storylines, single father, solitude, tragedy, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   80%
 
 7.6
 11K
Fresh
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, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: crime, chess, coming of age, revenge, childhood, death, drugs, drug addiction, violence, father son relationship, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   59%
 
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The Day of the Locust
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, pornography, mob, surrealism, parents and children, showbiz, visceral, artists and showbiz, nudity (topless - notable), eccentricity, greed, writers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   66%
 
Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, prostitute, addiction, redemption, romance, depression, love, suicide, prostitution, tragedy, death, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
 6.3
 7K
First Snow
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, desert, paranoia, drinking, violence, salesman, neo-noir, existentialism, psychology, corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   59%
 
 6.8
 1K
Caught
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: realistic, psychological, sexual, serious, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, fish, bus, love triangle, greed, homeless, love and romance, store, secrets, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, philosophy, depression, drinking, storytelling, destiny, adultery, guilt, drug addiction, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   75%
 
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 7.7
 160K
25th Hour
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: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: crime, friendship, redemption, betrayal, prison, guilt, freedom, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, surrealism, mental illness, murder, suburbs, insanity, psychopath, crimes, runaway, deadly, storytelling, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new orleans, peru, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   70%
 
 7.7
 47K
After Hours
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide, surrealism, paranoia, chase, artist, mob, farce, nothing goes right, loneliness, coincidence, city life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 7.0
 11K
The Isle
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, isolation, fish, loneliness, prostitution, male nudity, guilt, mute or deaf, violence, countryside, boat, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   67%
 
Drugstore Cowboy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, redemption, friendship, drug addiction, hospital, going straight, overdose, drugs, on the road, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   53%
 

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 7.8
 31K
Confessions
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, teacher, revenge, bullying, unlikely criminals, storytelling, mentor, violence, twists & turns, brutality, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   67%
 
Knife in the Water
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: jazz, murder, crumbling marriage, marriage, ego clash, psychology, mentor, runaway, ship, moral ambiguity, intrigue, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
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