Movies like Taxi Driver

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Taxi Driver (1976)
 8.3
 626K
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, serious, realistic, dark, bloody, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, crimes, violence spree, alienation, character study, deadly, depression, taxi, loner, nightlife, taxi driver, paranoia, vigilante, redemption, rejection, life is a bitch, society, drug dealer, city life, sociopath, social misfits, human relationship, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Taxi Driver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and interesting films with plots about crimes, murder, violence, dialogue, crime, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taxi Driver: Falling Down (1993), Fight Club (1999), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), The King of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 154K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, realistic ...
Plot: anger, traffic jam, birthday, losing-it hero, humiliation, violence, layoff, policewoman, racial slur, alienation, rage, retirement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
 8.8
 1.7M
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: biting, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, insomnia, split personality, violence, social misfits, life philosophy, fighting the system, visionary, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, redemption, haunted by the past, patient, misfit partners, dealing with death, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark humor, cynical, clever, biting, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, kidnapping, obsession, delusion, prison, receptionist, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, negotiation, unfulfillment, confined, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 890K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1978 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 424K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: 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, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, hidden identity, insanity, wall street, millionaire, yuppie, victim, confession, fear, unlikely criminals, disappearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gloomy, psychological, sincere, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, insomnia, obsession, existentialism, suicide, going straight, deadly, drug abuse, murder, lovers reunited, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, crime, human nature, death wish, deadly, buddies, rivalry ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.3
 83K
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: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, mafia, friendship, gangsters, party, neo noir, stripper, racial slur, epilepsy, money, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, clergy, dishonesty, gangsters, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 7K
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, suspense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, runaway, perversion, neo noir, bondage, missing person, father, daughter, missing child, sleazy, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, death, casino ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: violence, stalking, psychopath, elevator, friendship, prison, theft, city, youth, danger, rapist, city life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, mississippi, bronx new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 58K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence, death, violence spree, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 518K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, robbery, crime, heist, thief, group of criminals, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, chase, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 55K
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: tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, fear, neighbor, boyfriend, corpse, self defense, injury, tunnel, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crimes, life is a bitch, cons and scams, city life, crime, urban ghetto life, downfall, social decay, going straight, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 31K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, vigilante, police, liberal, taxi, fight, crime, society, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 6K
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: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, biting ...
Plot: heist, factory, union, robbery, crime gone awry, working class, crime, fighting the system, vengeance, drinking, politics, polish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: criminal heroes, city life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, arms dealing, crimes, urban ghetto life, chaos and mayhem, crime, drug dealing, murder, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, crimes, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, society, coming of age, poverty, gang war, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 7K
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rape, vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, sexual abuse, female killer, halloween, mute, killing spree, crime, gory, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 14K
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, rock, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, murder, police, troubled teen, juvenile delinquency, crime, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: 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, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, on the road, cruelty, sadism, mass murder, crime, violence spree, gory, brutality, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, nevada, arizona, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, realistic, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, gangsters, redemption, violence, mafia, one last job, revenge, boat, coffin, blood, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, crime, down on your luck, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, assassination, best friends, urban, city life, crimes, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, cannibalism, crime, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, friendship, bribery, police detective, testimony, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%