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, security guard, fatal accident, crimes, teenager, high school life, police investigation, deadly, murder, skating, letter, profanity, depression, existentialism, teenage boy, flash forward, autumn, interrogation, breakup, falling, decision, newscast, questioning, paranoia, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon

Most similar movies to Paranoid Park

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and talky films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, crimes, brutality, murder, runaway 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), Horsemen (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 85K
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, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, student, teacher, classmate, school, massacre, suicide, bomb, youth, teenage life, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 100K
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, neo noir, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, amateur detective, deception, death ...
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, sincere ...
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 ⇓
44%
 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, family relations, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 21K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, police, uncover truth, law enforcement, gory, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, deadly, society, dull life, police detective, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 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: emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crime, crimes, graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, cocaine, aids, ghetto, drug lord, apartment complex, housing project, brooklyn new york city, train, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 53K
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: twists and turns, bleak, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
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 ⇓
31%
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, sex with a stranger, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 27K
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, teenage sexuality, high school life, high school student, unfulfillment, adolescence, youth, teenage girl, high school, coming of age, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
30%
 6.3
 62K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, mexico, oregon, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, high school student, crime, crimes, coming of age, social decay, lifestyle, high school life, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, family relations, police detective, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 452K
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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, crime, maniac, paranoia, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, code, victim ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1983 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 414K
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, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: police investigation, child abuse, vengeance, death in the family, sexual abuse, child molestation, loss of child, pedophilia, loss of daughter, child rape, neo noir, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 14K
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 ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 44K
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: dark humor, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, robbery, vandalism, chase, nothing goes right, deadly, accident, cover up, police, secret, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: disturbing, psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: loan, eviction, communism, office, murder, family relations, chess, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1910s, 1900s
Place: netherlands, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 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, suspenseful, surprise ending, 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 ⇓
27%
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, sexual relations, isolation, family problems, couples, incest, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s
Place: new hampshire, europe, usa, norway, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 30K
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: prank, kids in trouble, bully, birthday, unsupportive friend, boat, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 247K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, high school life, teenage life, teenager, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 19K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, s&m, murder, gay, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crimes, crime, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 218K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, moral dilemma, family in danger, deadly, violence spree, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, graphic violence, down on your luck, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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