Movies like I Stand Alone

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I Stand Alone (1998)
 7.3
 23K
I Stand Alone (1998)
Original name: Seul contre tous
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and moves to Lille suburbs with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter.
Style: depressing, rough, psychological, realistic, gloomy, surprise ending, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: nihilism, mistress, incest overtones, incest rape, character on the edge, social misfits, alienation, loneliness, insanity, anger, revenge, starting over, suburbs, father daughter relationship, butcher, obsession, misanthrope, heroes, misfit, graphic violence, life is a bitch, society, down on your luck, suffering, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to I Stand Alone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and bleak films with plots about crimes, storytelling, murder, death, violence, brutality and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like I Stand Alone: Falling Down (1993), Irreversible (2002), La Haine (1995), Taxi Driver (1976), Monster (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 186K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, road movie ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, midlife crisis, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, frustration, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 132K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, rough, surreal, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, anal rape, violence, sadism, brutality, strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent, sexual cruelty, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 168K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, poverty, youth, drugs, racism, police brutality, urban ghetto life, protest, friendship, skinhead, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 795K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, cerebral, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: loner, lone wolves, social decay, character study, paranoia, depression, antisocial behavior, obsession, vigilante, taxi driver, psychology, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.3
 149K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, psychological, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, sexual abuse, rape, lesbian love, destructive relationship, misanthrope, female killer, tragic love, death sentence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, fish out of water, social decay, reward, contests and competitions, suicidal, gambling, visceral, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 42K
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: neo noir, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, rape, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, corruption, heroin, cocaine, police, salvation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 2.0M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, life philosophy, dark humor, losing-it hero, paranoia, against the rules, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.8
 10K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, halloween, female killer, vengeance, rape and revenge, killing spree, mute, revenge, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 18K
Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, violent sex, rape and revenge, explicit sex, nihilism, gang rape, rape, prostitute, rape revenge, murder, penetration, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: bullying, brutality, punishment, gang, anger, execution, humiliation, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 17K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, betrayal, ambition, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 381K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 43K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, suicide attempt, satire, tenant, apartment building, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 5K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, psychopath, couples, family problems, couple relations, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 73K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: sadism, torment, family in danger, serial killer, psychopath, lake, humiliation, crimes, isolation, bad guy wins, violence spree, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, incest rape, innocence lost, mature, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, rape of a minor, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, lone hero, tough heroes, on the run, fighting the system, government agency, treason, secret agents, assassination of president ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, gangsters, life is a bitch, race against time, crimes, couple relations, cult, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, new york, germany, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 73K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, homeless, vigilantism, haunted by the past, revenge, violence, vigilante, disorder, life turned upside down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, mystery, serial child killer, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 2K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, loss of partner, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, police chase, police officer killed, graphic violence, godparent, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 17K
The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: incest, incestuous relationship, father daughter incest, murder, teenage girl, mute or deaf, orphan, crimes, godparent, society, mind game, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, death in the family, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, loneliness, down on your luck, night watchman, heist, cons and scams, crimes, misfit, regret, gem, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 2K
L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, prostitute, bureaucracy, tough heroes, crimes, police investigation, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 54K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, on the road, journalist, cross country, crimes, violence spree, partners, murderous pair, lovers on the run, hitchhiker, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 13K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: african american, chess, drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, family relations, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, youth, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%