Movies like Fight Club

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Fight Club (1999)
 8.8
 1.8M
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 way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, psychological, tense, biting, cerebral, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, against the rules, dark hero, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, fighting the system, nihilism, social misfits, insanity, paranoia, life philosophy, obsession, loneliness, satire, anti capitalism, self destructing, rage, bomb, scheme, society, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa

Most similar movies to Fight Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out interesting, complex, clever and psychological films with plots about storytelling, mentor, dialogue, weird, brutality, psychology and greed mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Fight Club: The Machinist (2004), Falling Down (1993), Taxi Driver (1976), Trainspotting (1996), Black Swan (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 343K
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, bleak, mind bending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, torment, paranoia, insanity, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.6
 162K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, traffic jam, birthday, violence, midlife crisis, desperation, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 683K
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, alienation, taxi driver, taxi, paranoia, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 613K
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, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, counterculture, existentialism, self destructing, society, drug addiction, drug rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 674K
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, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, hallucination, rivalry, parents and children, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.1
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychology, island, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, psychopath, investigation, police detective, psychology, killings, torture, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, youth, prejudice, crimes, gang, violence spree, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, downfall, insanity, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, degradation, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, henchman, heist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 718K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, time loop, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, imaginary, imaginary friend, society, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 139K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, businessman, secret, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: captivating, psychological, cerebral, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, imagination, obsession, scientist, mentally unstable, psychiatry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new jersey, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 174K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, legal investigation, split personality, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, psychopath, murder, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: disturbing, banned film, atmospheric, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, psychopath, violent, social decay, sadism, violence spree ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.4
 87K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, mob boss, ex convict, group of criminals, chess, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.7
 552K
Birdman or (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, theater, actor's life, father daughter relationship, desire for fame, alter ego, surrealism, satire, actor, superhero, existentialism, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 329K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, psychology, businessman, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 11K
Code Unknown (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Romania, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A series of events unfold like a chain reaction, all stemming from a minor event that brings the film's five characters together. Set in Paris, France, Anne is an actress whose boyfriend Georges photographs the war in Kosovo. Georges' ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, sincere, clever, tense ...
Plot: homeless, racism, deportation, human nature, social differences, alienation, society, social decay, life is a bitch, breaking point, misfit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kosovo, europe, france, africa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 844K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, danger, evil, psychic, hotel, nervous breakdown, ghost, trapped, psychopath, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, generation gap, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, family relations, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 19K
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: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: nihilism, mistress, pornography, violence, revenge, starting over, butcher, down on your luck, rules and policies, society, misfit, alienation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 459K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, 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, macabre, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, satire, hidden identity, wall street, millionaire, fear, victim, confession, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, tragicomedy, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, freedom, insanity, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, plan gone awry, friendship, society, psychiatrist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 8.8
 392K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, stylized, philosophical, cynical ...
Plot: social decay, human nature, computers and web, alternate reality, society, media satire, satire, technology, gadget, media, paranoia, news ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 12K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: disturbing, talky, tense, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, radio show, media, liberal, dangerous, media satire, murder, death, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 46K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, losing-it hero, misfit, obsession, dream girl, loser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, rough, social, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, union, fight, working class, society, crimes, crime, brooklyn new york city, pregnancy, labor union, transvestism, transsexual ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 176K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, nervous breakdown, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi river, mississippi, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, imaginary friend, adultery, society, crumbling marriage, couples, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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