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Taxi Driver (1976)
 8.3
 704K
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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological, controversial, serious, realistic, dark, bloody ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, vigilante, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, violence spree, crimes, nightlife, sociopath, child prostitution, deadly, crime, society, city life, violence, loneliness, redemption, rejection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and stylized films with plots about storytelling, violence, dialogue, brutality, murder, violent and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taxi Driver: Joker (2019), Falling Down (1993), Nightcrawler (2014), Fight Club (1999), Drive (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 858K
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: suspense, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, psychological trauma, villain, psycho, social decay, social problems, mental patient, evil clown, clown, murder, social problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2010s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.6
 167K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, 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, bleak ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, violence, midlife crisis, desperation, rage, alienation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.9
 450K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, morality, satire, graphic violence, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.8
 1.8M
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, insanity, fist fighting, social misfits, fighting the system, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.8
 559K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, car chase, tough heroes, lone wolves, mechanic, danger, getaway driver, criminal's revenge, crimes, heist, chases and races, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, redemption, coma, hospital, rescue, ambulance, misfit partners, dealing with death, haunted by the past, patient, death, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, psychopath, violence, social misfits, sadism, violent, distopia ...
Time: future, 70s, 90s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.0
 9K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, film within a film, neo noir, missing person, bondage, perversion, father, daughter, peep show, striptease, porn industry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, michigan, california, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 38K
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: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, baseball, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, catholicism, corruption, drinking, rape, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 353K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, victim, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 474K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, nihilism, hidden identity, satire, wall street, millionaire, victim, fear, confession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, controversial, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: violence, sadism, serial killer, mass murder, psychopath, murderous pair, criminal heroes, cruelty, crime, satire, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tokyo, london, new mexico, paris france, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 35K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 65K
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, violence, homeless, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 97K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 722K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, cocaine, mafia, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, mob boss, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, gangsters, family relations, infidelity, russian mafia, immigrants, crime, crimes, gang, coming of age, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 57K
After Hours (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Style: surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, twists and turns, humorous ...
Plot: coincidence, artist, suicide, murder, nightclub, one night, farce, city life, nothing goes right, lifestyle, uncontrollable, nightlife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 314K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, boxing match ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crimes, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 20K
I Stand Alone (1998)
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 ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, rough, psychological ...
Plot: nihilism, mistress, violence, revenge, suburbs, starting over, butcher, pornography, graphic violence, breaking point, alienation, rules and policies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 58K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, loss of loved one, corpse, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, evidence, injury, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, city life, injustice, urban ghetto, drug dealing, crimes, going straight, cons and scams, drug abuse, isolation, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: mentally challenged, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, fighting crime, social decay, vengeance, disability, deadly, crimes, crime, society, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 7K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, clever, realistic, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, robbery, union, blue collar, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, crime, fighting the system, drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 48K
15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, violence, journalism, prisoner, police detective, media, paranoia, death, video camera, criminal, fear, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%