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Falling Down (1993)
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Style: rough, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, road movie ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anger, traffic jam, birthday, violence, humiliation, antisocial behavior, urban decay, vandalism, road rage, briefcase, desperation, rocket launcher, retirement, convenience store, gang, police car, pier, divorce, midlife crisis, obsession, alienation, rage, layoff, policewoman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Falling Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about murder, violence, crimes, dialogue, brutality, storytelling and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Falling Down: Taxi Driver (1976), Fight Club (1999), I Stand Alone (1998), Rampage (2009), Menace II Society (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 606K
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, alienation, violence spree, crimes, character study, taxi, deadly, loner, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.8
 1.6M
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: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 17K
I Stand Alone (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, starting over, nihilism, mistress, losing-it hero, social misfits, incest overtones, monologue, suburbs, heroes, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 17K
Rampage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The boredom of small town life is eating Bill Williamson alive. Feeling constrained and claustrophobic in the meaningless drudgery of everyday life and helpless against overwhelming global dissolution, Bill begins a descent into madness. His ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, killing spree, massacre, losing-it hero, violence spree, life is a bitch, chase, vengeance, crimes, deadly, heroes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gunfight, social decay, organized crime, drug dealer, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 344K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, rookie, mentor, russian mafia, drug dealer, gang member, crime, frame up, cocaine, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, corruption, neo noir, riot, crime, confession, police investigation, interracial relations, ghetto, family, special unit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, suspense, intense ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, ambition, obsession, anti-hero, losing-it hero, cynicism, journalist, deception, character study, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, stalker, alarm, argument, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 12K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rape, murder, martial arts, gun, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime, support group, vigilantism, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 182K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: clever, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, legal, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, judge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, ohio, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 392K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, human nature, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 22K
Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: gang, police brutality, ghetto, mexican american, police, crime, gangsters, colleague, gang member, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, internal affairs, psychopath, crime, yuppie, strong sexual content, police investigation, urban, undercover agent, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, sexy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, murder, betrayal, jealousy, artist, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, plan gone awry, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 438
Badge 373 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When his partner is killed, tough Irish detective Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall) vows to avenge the death, whatever the cost. As he begins unraveling clues, his behavior becomes so outrageous that he's obliged to turn in his badge, but the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: city, sociopath, crime, vengeance, vigilantism, urban, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.8
 108K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, hip hop, gang, friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, coming of age, teenage life, society, poverty, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: black panthers, prostitute, betrayal, chase, on the run, police corruption, racism, interracial relations, crimes, anti hero, pimp, unsimulated sex ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 70s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, murder, police detective, revenge, bag of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 12K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, revenge, rocket launcher, punk, vengeance, chaos, gang, crime, urban, chaos and mayhem, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Boys Next Door (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trial of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hate crime, killing spree, brutality, gun, violence, on the road, crime, violence spree, holiday, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, police investigation, drug dealing, robbery, junkie, crime, investigation, vengeance, heroin, confession, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, 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: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 50K
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: bleak, psychological, tense, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, revenge, couples, murder, village, gory, lust, self defense, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 271K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, heist, airport, crime, bail bondsman, stewardess, ex convict, racial slur, deception, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crime, friendship, debt, party, crimes, friends, buddies, parents and children, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, jewel, brother, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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