Movies like Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler (2014)
 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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, biting, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, cynical, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, losing-it hero, deception, morality, twists & turns, ethics, news report, capitalism, character study, neo-noir, car chase, home invasion, employer employee relationship, job interview, video camera, tv news, tv station, crime scene, stakeout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california

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Most similar movies to Nightcrawler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, interesting and serious films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns, corruption, crime, crimes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightcrawler: Zodiac (2007), Prisoners (2013), Drive (2011), Boiler Room (2000), Gone Girl (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 401K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, code, killings ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 536K
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, bleak, psychological, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, crime, disappearance, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, neo noir, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, mechanic, chases and races, crimes, criminal's revenge, heist, organized crime, getaway driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 47K
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: psychological, serious, rough, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: stock broker, office, crime, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, crimes, parents and children, ambition, illegal gambling, violence, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 569K
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, suspenseful, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ 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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, crimes, hitman, human nature, psychopath, peril, death, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 134K
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, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, robbery, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime boss, crimes, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 59K
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: crime gone awry, greed, crime, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, disorder, fbi, couple relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, femme fatale, chases and races, siblings relations, on the run, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, crime, ambition, power relations, crimes, mafia, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 214K
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: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, friendship, policewoman, street gang, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, crime, responsibility, crimes, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, manipulations, mind game, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 24K
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, cynical, serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, crime, couples, intrigue, cheating, rivalry, manipulations, con artists, twists & turns, train ride, neo-noir ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, violence spree, depression, alienation, loner, crimes, taxi, child prostitution, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, plan gone awry, deception, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 61K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, casino, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, journalism, crime, ambition, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, blind ambition, ratings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 237K
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, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 20K
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: tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, partners, testimony, crimes, rookie, law enforcement, crime and punishment, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 41K
To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, dark humor, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, manipulations, power relations, danger, couples, crime, murder, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 531K
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, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, thief, group of criminals, robbery, gunfight, heist, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, crime, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 47K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, brutal, tense ...
Plot: violence, journalism, police detective, prisoner, media, fear, paranoia, video camera, death, criminal, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 14K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, emotionless, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 17K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, neo noir, left to die, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, chases and races, code ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, captivating, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, danger, uncover truth, conspiracy, power plant, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, neo-noir, mystery, interracial relations, manipulations, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%