Movies like Nightcrawler

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Nightcrawler (2014)
 7.9
 397K
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, intense ...
Plot: sociopath, journalism, neo noir, obsession, ambition, cynicism, losing-it hero, journalist, deception, morality, ethics, news report, capitalism, character study, twists & turns, car chase, home invasion, employer employee relationship, job interview, video camera, tv news, tv station, crime scene, stakeout, crimes ...
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 clever films with plots about twists & turns, dialogue, storytelling, crimes, corruption, crime and brutality mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightcrawler: Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014), Boiler Room (2000), Drive (2011), Fargo (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 384K
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, victim, paranoia, journalist, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 749K
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, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 46K
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, ambition, crimes, parents and children, illegal gambling, violence, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 516K
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, tough heroes, lone wolves, neo noir, danger, mechanic, criminal's revenge, chases and races, crimes, heist, organized crime, getaway driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 555K
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, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 517K
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, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 131K
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, crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, criminal's revenge, robbery, hitman, crime boss, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, family business, crime, ambition, power relations, crimes, mafia, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 209K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, friendship, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, crime, policewoman, responsibility, crimes, investigation, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 353K
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, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, gunfight, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, psychopath, neo noir, drug dealing, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, mind game, manipulations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 58K
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: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, accountant, suspicion, secret, betrayal, crime, character change, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, journalism, crime, child killer, blind ambition, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 40K
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 ⇓
30%
 7.7
 231K
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
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, testimony, rookie, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.1
 46K
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, revenge, prisoner, police detective, media, video camera, fear, paranoia, criminal, death, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 59K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, casino, family relations, moral dilemma, human nature, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, robbery, crime, heist, thief, group of criminals, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, gunfight, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 16K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, left to die, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 18K
Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, talky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: media, museum, politics, journalism, society, investigation, crimes, journalist, fighting the system, injustice, workplace intrigue, hostage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 53K
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: psychological, captivating, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: journalist, prison visit, prison, moral dilemma, criminal heroes, crimes, uncover truth, journalism, murder, under the surface, mistaken identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, neo-noir, mystery, manipulations, uncover truth, interracial relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 71K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, politics, election, political corruption, crime, revenge, uncover truth, dishonesty, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 28K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, human nature, dishonesty, power relations, moral dilemma, boss and employee, workplace situations, confined, crimes, workplace, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, mind game, crimes, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%