Movies like The Fool

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The Fool (2014)
 8.0
 7K
The Fool (2014)
Original name: Дурак
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense, serious, realistic, biting, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, violence, lone hero, moral dilemma, corruption, small town, rebellion, courage, catastrophe, evacuation, drinking, tragedy, greed, russian, justice, alcoholic, apartment building, neighbor neighbor relationship, vengeance, death, dishonesty, society, social decay, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia

Most similar movies to The Fool

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about corruption, greed, crimes, crime, brutality, mentor and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fool: Leviathan (2014), The Major (2013), Live! (2010), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, mayor, coastal town, injustice, political corruption, legal action, parents and children, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, human nature, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.2
 2K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police station, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, crimes, crime, police corruption, dishonesty, life is a bitch, law enforcement, disorder, change of heart, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 821
Live! (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Early autumn, godforsaken Russian countryside. A local hunter Michail witnesses a skirmish in the middle of the forest - three men want to kill the forth, Andrey. Kind-hearted Michail helps Andrey escape and together they run from the villains who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: odd couple, unlikely partners, in the woods, countryside, on the run, rescue, chases and races, danger, partners, criminal heroes, gangsters, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, fighting the system, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, death, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, police corruption, police, politics, corruption, penitentiary, drug traffic, jail, execution, police car, criminal, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, clever, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, trial, corruption, bribery, lawsuit, judge, court case, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cincinnati ohio, indiana, ohio, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, ballet, police detective, fighting crime, urban, political unrest, crimes, danger, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill (1996)
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: courtroom drama, racism, murder, courtroom, rape, court, small town, underdog, trial, racial tension, legal action, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, murder, death row, suicide, investigation, death penalty, who done it, activist, professor, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, african american, mentor, russian mafia, drug dealer, gang member, crime, frame up, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 16K
Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: overdose, gambling, crime, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, murder, social decay, pistol, deadly, life is a bitch, fish out of water, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, moral dilemma, crime, murder, dishonesty, cover up, uncover truth, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, prostitute, illegal immigration, friendship, lebanese, black market, forgery, taxi driver, maid, surgery, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, nigeria, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: cynical, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, fighting the system, politics, crimes, dishonesty, society, assassination, crime, blind ambition, rise and fall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, violence, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, homicide detective, death of daughter, corporate crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, frame up, death penalty, justice, politics, legal action, false accusation, political corruption, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Reservation Road (2007)
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: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, investigation, car, baseball, redemption, family, hit and run, loss of son, loss of child, vengeance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, dedicated lawyer, vengeance, legal action, secret society, mission of murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 15K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, gang, police corruption, rivalry, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, police investigation, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, workplace intrigue, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 18K
Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: museum, media, journalism, hostages, journalist, workplace intrigue, politics, fighting the system, crimes, investigation, injustice, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, revenge, unlikely criminals, wedding party, road rage, twists & turns, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 5.4
 615
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, injustice, rebellion, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crime, human spirit, sexual abuse, prison life, racism, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, small town, justice, prison, vengeance, drug dealer, social decay, car accident, drug use, manslaughter, working class, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 56K
Blue Ruin (2013)
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, homeless, neo-noir, vigilantism, gory, drifter, violence spree, crimes, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.1
 111K
John Q (2002)
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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, hostages, kidnapping, insurance, factory worker, surgery, police chief, financial problem, family in crisis, fighting the system, crime, heart disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
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, realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: punishment, revenge, brutality, bullying, countryside, pub, drug abuse, cruelty, vengeance, gang, small town, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.0
 54K
The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, memory loss, bank robbery, crime, murder, thanksgiving, chess, small town, stripper, roommate, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, murder, violence, sexuality, politics, interview, coming out, jury, hypocrisy, sin, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%