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: surreal, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious, suspenseful, meditative, melancholic, art house, artsy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, skating, letter, teenage boy, autumn, decision, flash forward, security guard, fatal accident, skateboarder, questioning, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, crimes, youth, rock, first sex, virginity, moral dilemma, high school life, urban, deadly, break-up, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, 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, talky and interesting films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, murder, crimes, runaway, brutality and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranoid Park: Elephant (2003), River's Edge (1986), Before and After (1996), Horsemen (2009), Bubble (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, school, teacher, classmates, mass murder, bomb, suicide, high school life, youth, teenage life, high school, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, family problems, social decay, youth, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, crimes, life is a bitch, fugitives, mystery, chaos and mayhem, introspection, kids in trouble, social relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, orphan, autopsy, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, realistic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, small town, working class, factory, investigation, love triangle, society, factory worker, americana, social relations, dull life, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, aids, ghetto, police brutality, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, city life, family relations, cocaine ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: juvenile delinquency, youth, crimes, high school life, teenager, teenage life, gang, drug dealing, gangsters, strong sexual content, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: bully, prank, birthday, friends, small town, coming of age, friendship, guilt, unsupportive friend, boat, first love, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, hitchhiker, birthday, therapist, forensics, fire, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, friendship, high school, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, manipulations, uninhibited rivalry, police investigation, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, talky, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, homicide detective, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, family relations, police detective, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, gay, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crime, mind game, police detective, undercover cop ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 8K
The Son (2002)
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, sincere, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, apprentice, youth, redemption, rehabilitation, loss of son, working class, family problems, death in the family, instructor, realism, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, belgium, europe, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: incest, murder, investigation, infidelity, island, hanging, axe, mystery, deadly, couples, family problems, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, norway, usa, europe, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, teenage sexuality, youth, high school student, high school, high school life, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, tense, sincere ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, police investigation, family problems, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, family relations, parent getting married, police detective, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, 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, crimes, unlikely criminals, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: clever, dark humor, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: murder, vandalism, chase, robbery, crime gone awry, running, cover up, theft, abortion, loss of daughter, hit and run, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, mystery, victim, paranoia, mind game, code, killings ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Missing Gun (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this tense thriller, Ma Shan (Wen Jiang) is a Chinese police detective who awakes one morning after a night of heavy drinking at his sister's wedding reception to discover that his gun has been stolen. Since only police officers are allowed ...
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, obsessive quest, murder, small town, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, mind game, rivalry, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, heroin, police investigation, junkie, violence, confession, cocaine, drug dealing, porn star, robbery, crime, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, child rape, sexual abuse, police investigation, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood, pedophilia, tragic event, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout, drug addict, drug overdose, beating, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 96K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, murder, investigation, mystery, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, party, deception, death, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 69K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, book, juvenile delinquent, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, juvenile delinquency, machismo, friends, kids in trouble ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Glass House (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, murder, adoption, high school, car accident, crimes, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, youth, family relations, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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