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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric, biting, realistic, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics, losing-it hero, news report, capitalism, 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, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, storytelling, corruption, dialogue, murder and greed mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightcrawler: Drive (2011), Prisoners (2013), Taxi Driver (1976), Zodiac (2007), Fargo (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, heist, danger, getaway driver, criminal's revenge, crimes, organized crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, missing child, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: social decay, obsession, lone wolves, loner, vigilante, alienation, character study, taxi, paranoia, antisocial behavior, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, crimes, mystery, mind game, maniac ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 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, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
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, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, human nature, crimes, death, sheriff, money, psychopath, peril, neo noir, shooting, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 694K
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, cynical, bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, villain, psychological trauma, social decay, psycho killer, mental patient, evil clown, social problems, murder, clown, social problem ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: stock broker, office, crime, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, rise to the top, ambition, parents and children, crimes, illegal gambling, violence, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, long island, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, character change, crimes, human nature, treasure, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, bar, criminal heroes, robbery, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, fall in love, crime, hitman, murder mystery, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, serial rapist, journalism, uncover truth, child killer, ambition, deadly, crimes, ratings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, siblings relations, chases and races, femme fatale, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: police corruption, lone hero, rookie, police brutality, african american, gunfight, marijuana, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, crime, intrigue, rivalry, cheating, couples, manipulations, crimes, con artists, twists & turns, train ride ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, workplace intrigue, mind game, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, deception, plan gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: police investigation, violence, journalism, police detective, prisoner, media, paranoia, fear, death, criminal, video camera, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, danger, power relations, couples, crime, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, human nature, moral dilemma, race against time, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, reporter, political intrigue, media, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 55K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, society, emotionless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, testimony, crime and punishment, crimes, rookie, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 81K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, crime, neo-noir, hitman, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, police detective, killings, psychology, torture, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
 7.2
 77K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, paranoia, murder, bomb, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, danger, crime, crimes, chases and races, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%