Movies like The Riot Club

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The Riot Club (2014)
 6.0
 21K
The Riot Club (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, satirical, tense, serious, sincere, clever, dark ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: spoiled brat, university, student life, friends, social relations, society, debauchery, social differences, alcohol, eccentricity, stereotypes, rich, initiation, youth, college life, power relations, capitalism, secret society, friendship, graphic violence, college, young adult, rivalry, female director, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 1850s, year 1976, 1700s
Place: england, oxford university, europe, london, california

Most similar movies to The Riot Club

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, society, cigarette smoking, youth, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) and betrayal mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Riot Club: Kill Your Darlings (2013), Betrayal (1983), The Scouting Book for Boys (2009), On the Ice (2011), A Dry White Season (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, friendship, student life, sexual tension, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 1K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, crimes, rivalry, friends, autobiography, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, youth, family problems, secret place, parents and children, teenage life, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 929
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, death, grief, parents and children, buddies, youth, crimes, society, village, accidental death, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 610
Flocken (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a teenage girl reports a rape, her village ostracizes her and her family.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, society, life turned upside down, parents and children, social relations, village, generation gap, young love, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, theft, maid, blackmail, black market, muslim, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wasted on the Young (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teenage life, youth, social relations, teenage love, family relations, rivalry, murder, danger, teasing, picked on, fight back ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.7
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manipulation, nightmare, human nature, mind game, social relations, manipulations, obsession, dishonesty, youth, rivalry, college, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 3K
Descent (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life, but when the chance for revenge comes she as a Victim sinks lower than her Predator.
Style: serious, macabre, brutal, rough, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, haunted by the past, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, vigilantism, college life, student life, obsession, rapist, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 164
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, immigrants, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mysterious death of a young college student occurs late one night at a prestigious New England college...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mind game, college life, femme fatale, manipulation, manipulations, youth, rivalry, deadly, danger, power relations, destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 934
The Corrupted (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, corruption, escapades, family, friendship, danger, murder, parents and children, family relations, rivalry, small town, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 19K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, asthma attack, teachers and students, lesbian interest, girls' school, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, self control, unlikely criminals, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Trespasser (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Estevão , Ivan e Gilberto são companheiros desde os tempos de faculdade e sócios de uma construtora de sucesso há mais de 15 anos. O relacionamento entre eles sempre foi muito bom, até que um desentendimento na condução dos negócios faz com ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crime gone awry, social differences, cons and scams, betrayal, deadly, society, partners, dishonesty, blackmail, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 8K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense, lyrical ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, danger, lifestyle, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, murder, teenage boy, homelessness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, nebraska, mexico, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 66K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, human nature, down on your luck, losing-it hero, custody battle, uninhibited rivalry, legal, rivalry, corruption, police arrest, bankruptcy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, lifestyle, misfit, hardcase students, dedicated educator, power relations, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, mississippi, bronx new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, society, clergy, parents and children, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 101K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, based on true events, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, high school, dictatorship, teacher, bullying, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulations, mind game, mystery, manipulation, youth, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, serious ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, serial killer, crimes, gender, mental illness, flat, dangerous friend, suspicion, politics, secret, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family relations, small town, robbery, neo noir, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: wall street, culture clash, 9/11, immigrants, political unrest, family, hopes, dishonesty, american dream, civil rights, danger, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 170
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family in crisis, isolation, family problems, single parent, father son relationship, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Catch Me Daddy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, woman in danger, family relations, track down, gang, bounty hunter, danger, graphic violence, family problems, chase, runaway, death of brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%