Movies like Falling Down

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Falling Down (1993)
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down
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: tense, disturbing, psychological, road movie, serious, realistic, dark humor, intense, rough, interesting ...
Plot: violence, obsession, midlife crisis, depression, insanity, vigilante, crime, anger, losing-it hero, chase, traffic jam, birthday, vigilantism, violent, urban, anti-hero, brutality, gangsters, corruption, weapons, vengeance, gratuitous violence, revenge, greed, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to Falling Down

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and interesting films with plots about dialogue, brutality, mentor, storytelling, violence, crime and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Falling Down: Taxi Driver (1976), I Stand Alone (1998), Blue Ruin (2013), Menace II Society (1993), Traffic (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.3
 606K
Taxi Driver
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, psychological, serious, dark ...
Plot: obsession, vigilante, redemption, depression, paranoia, loneliness, mental illness, violence, vigilantism, prostitution, insanity, taxi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   90%
 
 7.5
 17K
I Stand Alone
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: pornography, existentialism, incest, violence, losing-it hero, brutality, loneliness, revenge, life philosophy, sexualized violence, vengeance, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 56K
Blue Ruin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, neo-noir, homeless, vigilante, gory, violence, brutality, violent, visceral, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
Menace II Society
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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 7.6
 182K
Traffic
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: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue
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: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
 8.2
 503K
Heat
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: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.1
 111K
John Q
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: emotional, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, fighting the system, hostage, hostages, politics, family in crisis, sacrifice, crime, doctors, greed, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
 7.7
 344K
Training Day
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: realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, mentor, mafia, police, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, storytelling, betrayal, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   35%
 
Internal Affairs
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, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
God Bless America
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the cruelty and stupidity of American culture, an unlikely duo goes on a killing spree, killing reality TV stars, bigots and others they find repugnant in this black comedy.
Style: dark humor, talky, cynical, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: depression, violence, stupidity, politics, vigilante, anti heroes, murder, reality tv, misfit partners, violent, murderous pair, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, courtroom, rape, small town, crime, court, lawyer, vengeance, racism, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
 7.2
 20K
Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
Dead Man's Shoes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, small town, brutality, bullying, vigilantism, vigilante, violence, punishment, crime, drinking, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.7
 22K
Colors
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, serious, rough, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, violence, gangster, brutality, revenge, gunfight, blood, gangs, chase, police brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
A Perfect Murder
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: suspenseful, sexy, clever, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, crime, betrayal, artist, greed, revenge, adultery, chase, investigation, marriage, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
 7.1
 33K
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, rough, serious, 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:   25%
    User:   25%
 
 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler
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: dark humor, clever, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, crime, obsession, greed, manipulation, police investigation, violence, neo noir, murder, sociopath, losing-it hero, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
 6.1
 12K
Eye for an Eye
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, rape, vigilantism, crime, obsession, vigilante, revenge, justice, guilt, serial killer, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
City of Industry
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
 7.8
 392K
Crash
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: realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, redemption, police corruption, morality, storytelling, corruption, tragedy, immigrants, depression, plot twist, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
 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:   24%
    User:   27%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crime, vengeance, revenge, violence, drugs, neo noir, murder, rape, juvenile delinquency, violent, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
A Most Violent Year
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crime, corruption, oil, violence, immigrants, organized crime, moral dilemma, gangster, violent, mafia, gangsters, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: violence, prison, stalking, friendship, urban, psychopath, violent, elevator, crime gone awry, vigilante, coming of age, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   24%
 
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