Movies like Paranoid Park

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Paranoid Park (2007)
 6.7
 29K
Paranoid Park (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlfriend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience.
Style: surreal, non-linear, enigmatic, melancholic, lyrical, emotional, depressing, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skateboarder, fatal accident, crimes, teenager, high school life, police investigation, deadly, murder, security guard, skating, letter, profanity, depression, existentialism, teenage boy, flash forward, autumn, interrogation, breakup, falling, decision, questioning, paranoia, character study, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon

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Most similar movies to Paranoid Park

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, complex and talky films with plots about crimes, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, brutality, murder and death mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranoid Park: Elephant (2003), Brick (2005), Before and After (1996), River's Edge (1986), Bubble (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 87K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, student, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, massacre, bomb, suicide, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 102K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, amateur detective, cocaine, deception, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, contemplative ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 16K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, woman strangled to death, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.5
 8K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, working class, investigation, love triangle, small town, factory, mystery, society, deadly, police detective, dull life, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 22K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, police, interrogation, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, gory, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 11K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crimes, crime, woman in danger, graphic violence, gay teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 21K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, cocaine, police brutality, aids, drug dealing, ghetto, apartment complex, drug dealer, housing project, train, drug lord, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.8
 54K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, juvenile delinquency, basketball, crime, crimes, coming of age, lifestyle, social decay, high school life, partners in crime, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 425K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, twist ending, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, mystery, child abuse, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, homicide detective, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, law enforcement, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 28K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, teenage girl, high school, loneliness, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 45K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: non-linear, cynical, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, chase, vandalism, robbery, crime gone awry, dark humor, crimes, nothing goes right, accident, deadly, cover up, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, sex with a stranger, drug dealing, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 10K
Character (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: communism, eviction, loan, office, murder, chess, family relations, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1900s, 1910s
Place: netherlands, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.7
 480K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, paranoia, maniac, uncover truth, crime, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 55K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, determination, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, teenage life, high school life, teenager, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 254K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, conspiracy, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, incest, couples, family problems, sexual relations, isolation, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s, victorian era
Place: new hampshire, europe, usa, norway, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 31K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: bully, kids in trouble, prank, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dealing with death, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, robbery, criminal, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, forensic, crimes, forensics, search, law enforcement, deadly, introspection, everyday life, crime, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 43K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, survivor, murder of family, witness, prison, sibling relationship, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: kansas, germany, ireland, missouri, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.3
 12K
Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, family in danger, moral dilemma, deadly, violence spree, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, down on your luck, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%