Movies like Paranoid Park

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Paranoid Park
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: psychological, realistic, surreal, serious, meditative, melancholic, sincere, art house, artsy, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, guilt, death, police investigation, rock, teenage life, adolescence, innocence lost, loneliness, time loop, teenagers, existentialism, storytelling, urban, crimes, pornography, character study, dialogue, violent, life & death, obsession, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon

Most similar movies to Paranoid Park

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about brutality, murder, storytelling, runaway, dialogue, loneliness and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranoid Park: Elephant (2003), Bubble (2005), The Son (2002), Mean Creek (2004), Clockers (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 78K
Elephant
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, violence, teacher, bullying, brutality, teenager, gay, student, murderous pair, adolescence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
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System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
 6.6
 7K
Bubble
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, murder, working class, investigation, love triangle, murder mystery, loneliness, factory, mystery, workplace romance, dialogue, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   63%
 
 7.7
 8K
The Son
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, redemption, murder, realism, parents and children, teacher, loneliness, workplace, storytelling, hopes, voyeurism, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
 7.3
 29K
Mean Creek
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, vengeance, guilt, bullying, revenge, teenager, violence, prank, drinking, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 6.9
 18K
Clockers
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: realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, drugs, mentor, violence, brutality, parents and children, organized crime, urban, hip hop, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
Before and After
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, murder, lawyer, dysfunctional family, death, self discovery, family drama, hospital, parents and children, mystery, guilt, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
Drugstore Cowboy
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, redemption, friendship, drug addiction, hospital, going straight, overdose, drugs, on the road, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, high school, small town, crime, teenager, drugs, drinking, friendship, brutality, teacher, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, gory, serial killer, depression, death, male nudity, uncover truth, newspaper, runaway, mother daughter relationship, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
The Powers That Be
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: sexual, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, teenager, gangsters, culture clash, drugs, coming of age, high school, gang, realism, drugs/alcohol, nudity (topless - notable), violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
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: talky, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, introspection, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, solitude, runaway, life & death, guilt, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 7.1
 9K
The Tribe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: boarding school, prostitution, abortion, bullying, adolescence, crime, school, male nudity, violence, juvenile delinquency, gang, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
The Bride Wore Black
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: stylized, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, revenge, serial killer, mystery, stylish, obsession, investigation, justice, death, pornography, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 6.8
 48K
The Pledge
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 Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, surprise ending, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, small town, insanity, police, paranoia, justice, police investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
The Boston Strangler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, hospital, mystery, mental illness, chase, psychiatry, pornography, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
White Bird in a Blizzard
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, mystery, missing person, dysfunctional family, sex, psychiatrist, drugs/alcohol, investigation, coming-of-age, pornography, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1991
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Traitorous Prince
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, police investigation, parents and children, betrayal, guilt, life philosophy, death, solitude, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
My Crazy Life
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangs, death, urban, drug dealing, drugs, unlikely friendships, crime, pornography, classic car ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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 6.9
 4K
Cutter's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, crimes, paranoia, investigation, deadly, character study, dishonesty, guilt, love and romance, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, vengeance, murder, vigilantism, violence, revenge, crumbling marriage, divorce, tragedy, character study, storytelling, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
The Minus Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, clever, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, death, dangerous attraction, psychology, dialogue, psychopath, violent, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
 6.8
 33K
Spider
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, schizophrenia, storytelling, memory, paranoia, surrealism, mentally unstable, insanity, spiders, psychology, psychiatry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, africa, britain, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
Still of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, psychiatrist, obsession, investigation, infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, psychiatry, stylish, protagonist as suspect, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 7.2
 9K
L.I.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gay, pornography, single father, friendship, sexuality, sex, suburbs, drinking, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 7.3
 4K
Cyclo
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to ...
Style: stylized, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, coming of age, violence, prostitution, poverty, gangster, drugs, downfall, mafia, poetry, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, hong kong, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 6.4
 6K
Levity
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, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, murder, prison, friendship, single parent, crime, sin, death, drinking, storytelling, life philosophy, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
 5.8
 22K
Rampart
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, brutality, police, drugs/alcohol, corruption, police investigation, character study, crimes, relationships, adultery, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
The Young Poisoner's Handbook
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, dark, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, friendship, parents and children, stylish, pornography, brutality, vengeance, dysfunctional family, crime, violence, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 20K
Bullhead
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, friendship, violence, revenge, loneliness, childhood, police investigation, vengeance, brutality, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
The American Friend
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, meditative, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, murder, gangsters, neo noir, hitman, cult, crime, friendship, artist, crimes, loneliness, noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: texas, hamburg germany, west germany, paris france
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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