Movies like Paranoid Park

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Paranoid Park (2007)
 6.6
 31K
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, enigmatic, emotional, melancholic, lyrical, non-linear, sexy, psychological, realistic, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: skateboarder, teenager, coming of age, crimes, police investigation, depression, childhood, existentialism, paranoia, fatal accident, violent, character study, high school life, cheerleader, skateboard, high school, murder, youth, death, guilt, sex, teenage sex, blonde, male female relationship, underage sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon, usa, 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, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, murder, death and brutality mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranoid Park: Elephant (2003), Mean Creek (2004), Brick (2005), Before and After (1996), River's Edge (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 91K
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, art house, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, violence, mass murder, teenager, school, teacher, serial killer, youth, student, classmate, bullying, atrocity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 32K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kids in trouble, friendship, coming of age, prank, bully, bullying, small town, teenager, vengeance, unsupportive friend, guilt, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 106K
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, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, teenager, murder, mystery, loner, gangsters, murder mystery, drug dealing, amateur detective, coming of age ...
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: suspense, melancholic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, accidental death, adaptation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, investigation, parents and children, teenage life, lawyer, family problems, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.9
 18K
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, psychological, gloomy, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: murder, teenager, coming of age, high school, drug abuse, death, violence, serial killer, small town, police, strangulation, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, enigmatic, meditative, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, working class, small town, murder mystery, love triangle, investigation, loneliness, character study, factory, mystery, dull life, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: california, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 12K
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: gay, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gay teenager, wound, mother son relationship, tragedy, murder mystery, police investigation, conspiracy, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 22K
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: realistic, thought provoking, neo noir, gloomy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, hip hop, gang, murder, ghetto, investigation, mentor, violence, drugs, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, brooklyn new york city, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, intense, disturbing, depressing, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, friendship, crimes, visceral, gang, crime gone awry, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, high school student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: talky, intense, suspense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: father son relationship, police investigation, murder, crimes, guilt, redemption, homicide detective, police corruption, depression, family bonds, justice, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, bad ending, depressing ...
Plot: missing person, murder, investigation, prostitute, uncover truth, serial killer, family relations, life is a bitch, dead girl, sexual abuse, promiscuous daughter, forensics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.9
 453K
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, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, mystery, ghost, serial killer, swamp, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 29K
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, melancholic, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, coming of age, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, teenage girl, crush, depression, high school, loneliness, teenage sexuality, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.4
 19K
Havoc (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: sexy, disturbing, rough, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, sex with a stranger, gangsters, crimes, sex scene, gang, teenager, high school life, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.7
 532K
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: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, journalism, mind game, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.5
 7K
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, justice, police investigation, crimes, investigation, guilt, mind game, law enforcement, brutality, prostitute, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: sexy, psychological, tricky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: incest, investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, island, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, family problems, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 2000s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: san francisco, maine, new hampshire, norway, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 7.8
 63K
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: atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, revenge, parents and children, family relations, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, single parent, mentally challenged, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: meditative, atmospheric, art house, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, brutality, character study, isolation, road trip, forensics, law enforcement, introspection, everyday life, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: realistic, stylized, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, journalism, crimes, high school, mentor, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, high school life, teenage life, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.1
 6K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, loss of child, police investigation, dead child, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.4
 7K
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, melancholic, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, murder, prison, friendship, criminal, robbery, justice, gang, sin, going straight, haunted by the past, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 6.8
 58K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, justice, mystery, crimes, small town, obsession, serial rapist, promise, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.2
 45K
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, tense, intense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, serial killer, investigation, murder, stripper, crimes, mystery, farm, private investigator, female protagonist, brutality, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, 80s, year 1999 ...
Place: kansas, california, oklahoma, ireland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.6
 271K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, mysterious character, moral dilemma, family in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, violence spree, serial killer, assassin, mysticism, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.1
 48K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Comedy, 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: twist ending, non-linear, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark humor, crime gone awry, accident, crimes, murder, chase, vandalism, nothing goes right, multiple perspectives, police officer, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, winter, deception, snow, christmas, true crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%