Movies like Paranoid Park

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Paranoid Park (2007)
 6.7
 28K
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: enigmatic, melancholic, emotional, depressing, surreal, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skateboarder, fatal accident, teenager, crimes, high school life, police investigation, deadly, murder, skating, letter, depression, existentialism, security guard, teenage boy, autumn, decision, flash forward, questioning, paranoia, violent, coming of age, teenage life, youth, rock, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, suspenseful and tense films with plots about police investigation, crimes, murder, brutality, storytelling, dialogue and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranoid Park: Elephant (2003), Before and After (1996), River's Edge (1986), Bubble (2005), The Powers That Be (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 81K
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: student, teacher, school, classmates, mass murder, bomb, suicide, teenage life, high school life, youth, high school, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, car trouble, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 15K
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, strong sexual content, rock, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 7K
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, workplace romance, society, deadly, dull life, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, high school life, sex with a stranger, teenager, teenage life, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, innocence lost, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, interrogation, autopsy, police, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, homicide detective, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, police detective, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 19K
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, serious, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, police brutality, aids, ghetto, drug dealing, housing project, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, friendship, high school, jealousy, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty, teenage life, police investigation, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, intellectual, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, juvenile delinquency, basketball, high school student, crime, coming of age, high school life, social decay, partners in crime, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, prank, friendship, disorder, law enforcement, mystery, vengeance, friends, youth, crime gone awry, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, 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, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, gay, crime, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 26K
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: teenage life, older man younger woman relationship, teenage sexuality, youth, high school student, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 50K
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, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 17K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
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, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, police investigation, murder, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crime, mind game, police detective, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mormon, crime, crimes, human nature, deadly, law enforcement, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, scary ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, swamp, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 401K
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, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, crimes, mystery, mind game, maniac ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teacher student relationship, mentor, teenager, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir heiress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 395K
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, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, police investigation, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 209K
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
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, voyeurism, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, porn star, crime, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 43K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 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, semi serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, robbery, vandalism, chase, accident, deadly, cover up, secret, police, abortion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 29K
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: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: prank, bully, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, boat, kids in trouble, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, life is a bitch, couple relations, law enforcement, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Traitorous Prince (1994)
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, disturbing, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, police investigation, deadly, family problems, haunted by the past, law enforcement, mystery, life is a bitch, police detective, parent getting married, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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