Movies like Taxi Driver

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Taxi Driver (1976)
 8.3
 648K
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: social decay, vigilante, obsession, lone wolves, loner, violence spree, depression, alienation, character study, crimes, taxi driver, taxi, child prostitution, deadly, nightlife, paranoia, society, city life, loneliness, redemption, rejection, life is a bitch, drug dealer, sociopath, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Taxi Driver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, violence, dialogue, brutality, crime and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taxi Driver: Falling Down (1993), Joker (2019), Drive (2011), Nightcrawler (2014), Fight Club (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 157K
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, serious ...
Plot: anger, traffic jam, birthday, humiliation, retirement, violence, losing-it hero, alienation, racial slur, policewoman, rage, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 503K
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: cynical, suspense, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, villain, social decay, comedian, mental patient, psychological trauma, murder, social problems, evil clown, violence, supervillain ...
Time: year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 528K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, neo noir, danger, mechanic, chases and races, crimes, criminal's revenge, heist, organized crime, getaway driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 413K
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, biting, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, losing-it hero, social decay, insomnia, nihilism, fist fighting, against the rules, dissociative identity disorder, life philosophy, fighting the system, loneliness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: redemption, coma, hospital, hallucination, rescue, ambulance, patient, misfit partners, dealing with death, haunted by the past, violence, insomnia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 438K
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, brutal, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, yuppie, wall street, insanity, hidden identity, millionaire, fear, victim, confession, unlikely criminals, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, gory, cruelty, on the road, murderous pair, mass murder, crime, violence spree, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, paris france, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 8K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, runaway, perversion, neo noir, bondage, missing person, peep show, daughter, porn industry, father, missing child ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 60K
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, violence, death, rivalry, violence spree, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ 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: tragicomedy, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, obsession, desire for fame, delusion, character study, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, dysfunctional character, crimes, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, infidelity, russian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, crime, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 35K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: baseball, police corruption, drug addiction, redemption, masturbation, gambling, corruption, drinking, rape, violence, heroin, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 338K
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: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, merciless, crime, organized crime, assassin, anti heroes, danger, victim, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 675K
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, mafia, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, organized crime, criminal heroes, drug cartel, drug abuse, mob boss ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 33K
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, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilantism, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crime, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, honolulu hawaii, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 87K
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: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, hopes, crime, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug dealer, insomnia, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, witnessing a crime, siblings relations, society, introspection ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, bleak, rough, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, cons and scams, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, going straight, downfall, social decay, injustice, urban ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 56K
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, intense, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, vengeance, fear, loss of loved one, evidence, corpse, injury, crime, police investigation, tragic event, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, arms dealing, gangsters, deadly, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, misfit, heist, drug dealing, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, 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 ⇓
26%
 7.5
 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, biting, rough ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, robbery, union, crime gone awry, working class, crime, fighting the system, vengeance, drinking, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rape, vengeance, vigilantism, sexual abuse, halloween, female killer, killing spree, mute, revenge, crime, gory, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, buddies, one last job, mafia, fall in love, deadly, coffin, crime, disorder, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: down on your luck, crime, best friends, drug abuse, fighting crime, mentally unstable, deadly, social decay, city life, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, testimony, police detective, friendship, bribery, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%