Movies like A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
 8.3
 700K
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, banned film, futuristic, bleak, psychedelic, dark humor, stylized, thought provoking, offbeat ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, psychopath, surrealism, social decay, sadism, violence spree, society, freedom, brutality, murder, experiment, postmodernism, drugs, life is a bitch, future dystopia, human nature, controversy, violent, nihilism, mind control ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s, 20th century
Place: britain, europe

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Most similar movies to A Clockwork Orange

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out bleak, disturbing, stylized and interesting films with plots about brutality, vengeance, storytelling, violence, dialogue, murder and blood mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Clockwork Orange: Trainspotting (1996), Natural Born Killers (1994), Fight Club (1999), American Psycho (2000), Brazil (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, captivating, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, self destructing, drug rehabilitation, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, gory, on the road, cruelty, mass murder, crime, violence spree, brutality, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, biting, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, nihilism, against the rules, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, fighting the system, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 438K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, hidden identity, wall street, millionaire, yuppie, fear, confession, victim, unlikely criminals, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 177K
Brazil (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, surreal, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, fighting the system, arrest, torture, interrogation, freedom, mistaken identity, bomb, chase, party, totalitarianism ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: europe, london, england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, prison, racism, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 61K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, against humanity, politics, society, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, fascism, betrayal, surveillance ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence. Bored, troubled and excluded, the boys are unable to accept or even recognise moral boundaries. Their actions move inexorably towards a truly ...
Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: violence, gang, teenager, cruelty, brutality, teenage rape, social class, coastal town, cellist, seaside, nihilism, broken bottle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 20K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, realistic, witty ...
Plot: rebellion, youth, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, school, boarding school, power relations, social relations, friends, innocence lost, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, violence spree, depression, alienation, loner, crimes, taxi, child prostitution, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 9K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, corruption, revenge, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 39K
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as "firemen", to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, clever, stylized, intellectual ...
Plot: book, future dystopia, totalitarianism, resistance, rebellion, fighting the system, book burning, social decay, hopes, love and romance, snitch, layoff ...
Time: future, near future, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 12K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: stylized, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, violence, gang, gang war, casino, extortion, machete, pub, stabbed to death, gangsters, crime, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, gang war, drug abuse, heroin, grudge, friendship, police shootout, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, violence spree, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 111K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, realistic, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, society, robbery, crime, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, confined, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 63K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, cyberpunk, police brutality, pornography, violence, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, private detective, prostitute ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 29K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, injustice, lawyer, violence against women, rape victim, gang rape, district attorney, testimony, sexual assault, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 76K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: violence, ex convict, on the road, hitman, on the run, betrayal, rebel, one last job, mother daughter relationship, witch, sexual perversion, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, usa, california, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.4
 109K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, violence, sexual perversion, sadism, rape and revenge, party, sexual cruelty, brutality, cruelty, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: sadist, brutality, violence, psychopath, retribution, track down, outlaw, gang, wilderness, nihilism, criminal heroes, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 13K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 134K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, urban ghetto life, police brutality, racism, poverty, violence, protest, friendship, rebellion, youth, rebel, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 53K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, couple relations, breaking point, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.2
 81K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, loneliness, vigilantism, violence, investigation, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, incompetent police, deadly, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 3K
Shank (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely ...
Style: futuristic, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, social decay, motorcycle chase, coming of age, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, life is a bitch, innocence lost, deadly ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 15K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, deadly, social decay, strong sexual content, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 12K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, drugs, prison escape, friendship between men, gang leader ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, puerto rico, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, transsexual, prostitute, youth gang, gunshot wound, urban ghetto life, gang rape, criminal heroes, city life, crimes, crime, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, gang, death row, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, deadly, lethal injection, murder, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 128K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, bleak, art house, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, rape, small town life, morality, mob boss, haunted by the past, exploitation, vengeance, secret, victim, rocky mountains, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%