Movies like Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler (2014)
 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 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: psychological, realistic, disturbing, suspense, intense, biting, clever, dark humor, cynical, bleak ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, ambition, obsession, anti-hero, losing-it hero, cynicism, journalist, deception, character study, morality, capitalism, news report, twists & turns, ethics, tv news, tv station, employer employee relationship, home invasion, car chase, crime, blind ambition, underground, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california

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Most similar movies to Nightcrawler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns, corruption, crime, murder and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightcrawler: Gone Girl (2014), Boiler Room (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Drop (2014), Prisoners (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 45K
Boiler Room (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, cynical, rough ...
Plot: office, crime, stock broker, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, parents and children, cons and scams, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 127K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, clever, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, urban, organized crime, crimes, robbery, criminal heroes, hitman, fall in love, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, neo noir, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, redemption, criminal, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 56K
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: bleak, suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, crime, accountant, suspicion, secret, betrayal, siblings relations, sibling relationship, friendship, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.6
 205K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, friendship, latinos, gang war, policewoman, police sergeant, gunfight, crime, danger, arrest, shooting, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.2
 503K
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 344K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, rookie, mentor, russian mafia, drug dealer, gang member, crime, frame up, cocaine, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, corruption, neo noir, riot, crime, confession, police investigation, interracial relations, ghetto, family, special unit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, stalker, alarm, argument, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, journalism, radiation, investigation, car chase, whistleblower, nuclear power plant, swat team, earthquake, media, control room, elevator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 325K
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, clever, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, crime, killings, corpse, death, anti heroes, assassin, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, crime, media, journalism, crimes, deadly, blind ambition, uncover truth, ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, internal affairs, psychopath, crime, yuppie, strong sexual content, police investigation, urban, undercover agent, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.8
 501K
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, gloomy, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, tough heroes, lone wolves, danger, mechanic, crime, heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, unfulfillment, young woman, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: neo noir, dysfunctional family, crime gone awry, sibling rivalry, hospital, office, jewelry store, crime, robbery, divorce, greed, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 164K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, mental illness, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, depression, life turned upside down, addiction, deception, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 568K
Whiplash (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, musician's life, music, follow your dream, teachers and students, desire for fame, jazz, drummer, mentor, music teacher, musician, public humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 23K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: tense, bleak, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, train ride, crime, neo-noir, intrigue, manipulations, parents and children, cons and scams, estrangement, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, private detective, jazz club, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: 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, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anger, traffic jam, birthday, violence, humiliation, antisocial behavior, urban decay, vandalism, retirement, convenience store, rocket launcher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, cia, journalist, courtroom drama, cia agent, assassination attempt, lawyer, reporter, newspaper, judge, arrest, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, coat, business ethics, tunnel, capitalism, lawyer, loan shark, truck, winter, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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