Movies like Fight Club

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 8.8
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Fight Club
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, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, biting, cerebral, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary, philosophy, fighting the system, group therapy, losing-it hero, secret society, social misfits, dark hero, mental illness, life philosophy, social decay, against the rules, self destruction, anger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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Requiem for a Dream
Drama
USA
102 min.
 8.3
Trainspotting
Drama
UK
94 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Fight Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and cerebral films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, mentor, loneliness, brutality, drinking and redemption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Fight Club: Revolver (2005), Shutter Island (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Machinist (2004), Trainspotting (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Revolver
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: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, chess, greed, criminal's revenge, metaphysics, gambling, philosophy, twists & turns, schizophrenia, existentialism, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.1
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Shutter Island
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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System:   87%
    User:   86%
 
Requiem for a Dream
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: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
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 7.7
 319K
The Machinist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, stylized, surreal, bleak, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.2
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Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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: stylized, disturbing, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: friendship, drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, cult, surrealism, drugs, violence, depression, british, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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Mr. Brooks
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, imaginary friend, investigation, addiction, divorce, violence, strong sexual content, split personality, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
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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
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    User:   40%
 
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 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. ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, road movie, serious ...
Plot: violence, obsession, midlife crisis, depression, insanity, vigilante, crime, anger, losing-it hero, chase, traffic jam, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   66%
 
 7.5
 267K
Babel
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, suicide, redemption, depression, death, guilt, parenthood, destiny, nanny, father daughter relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, japan, morocco, africa, asia ...
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
A River Runs Through It
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, fish, wilderness, self discovery, tragedy, brothers, beautiful scenery, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, lake or river ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
 7.1
 41K
Naked Lunch
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: surreal, psychological, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, writing, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, paranoia, surrealism, homosexuality, jazz, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
 105K
Bronson
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
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: disturbing, stylized, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, violence, male nudity, brutality, insanity, art, mental illness, violence spree, artist, violent, alter ego ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   83%
 
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The Secret Lives of Dentists
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: realistic, psychological, emotional, biting, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, dysfunctional family, imaginary friend, dentist, suburbs, crumbling marriage, marriage, parenthood, relationships, midlife crisis, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 7.2
 34K
The Believer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hardcore American racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, judaism, holocaust, anti semitism, fascism, love, violence, survival, jews, violence spree, assassination, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, new york, usa, germany, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
 7.4
 9K
Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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System:   25%
    User:   26%
 
 7.1
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The Master
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intellectual, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, insanity, drifter, right hand man, greed, cause and meaning, storytelling, manipulation, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), character study, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, california, pennsylvania, alabama, england
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 7.2
 10K
Safe
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: environment, quarantine, crumbling marriage, housewife, paranoia, loneliness, desert, doctors and patients, isolation, existentialism, psychiatry, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
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 491K
Birdman or
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: surreal, clever, dark humor, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: superhero, theater, broadway, midlife crisis, alter ego, depression, existentialism, mental illness, surrealism, showbiz, actor's life, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
A Clockwork Orange
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, futuristic, bleak, dark humor, psychedelic ...
Plot: brutality, rape, murder, insanity, violence, social misfits, gang, brainwashing, freedom, drugs, violent, violence spree ...
Time: future, near future, 1990s
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   67%
 
 7.0
 3K
Urbania
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gay, storytelling, haunted by the past, murder, homosexuality, male nudity, urban, loneliness, homeless, redemption, stylish ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
 8.0
 80K
Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
 8.0
 263K
Magnolia
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, depression, guilt, death, adultery, addiction, supportive spouse, urban, multiple storylines, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
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 6.7
 44K
The Beaver
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, tragicomedy, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, mental illness, suicide attempt, hospital, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, alter ego, psychiatrist, redemption, loneliness, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   26%
 
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, gloomy, serious, 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:   22%
    User:   24%
 
 7.3
 11K
Talk Radio
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: talky, clever, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: radio, murder, death, racism, paranoid, free speech, radio show, censorship, pornography, character study, dialogue, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, clever, biting ...
Plot: adultery, drinking, marriage, dialogue driven, guest, infidelity, couple relations, relationships, family in crisis, dialogue, alcohol, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england, usa, campus
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System:   22%
    User:   24%
 

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 7.2
 2K
Slam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, crime, poetry, injustice, marijuana, drugs, violence, weed, hip hop, gangs, hopes, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, melancholic, dark ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rape, child abuse, voyeurism, storytelling, loneliness, male nudity, sex, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   19%
 
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