Movies like Bleak Night

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Bleak Night (2010)
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Bleak Night (2010)
Original name: 파수꾼
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: There were three friends. Someone became the assailant and someone became the victim. Another swings his fists in anger at their broken friendship. Through the director’s creation of young actors and looking into the life of high school boys, the assailant and the victim come dialectically. It was a time when everyone got hurt.
Style: non-linear, rough, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: high school student, friendship, death, high school, violence, student, father, loss of son, brutality, teen suicide, korean, suicide, friendship between men, best friend, death of son, high school friends, death of best friend, baseball, railway, fire, flashback, rumor, apology, classroom, male friendship
Place: korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, psychological, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about friendship, violence, high school, youth, society, death and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bleak Night: Time to Hunt (2020), After My Death (2017), Zero Day (2002), Han Gong-ju (2013), Mad World (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Time to Hunt (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Wanting to leave their dystopian world behind for a faraway paradise, three outlaws plot a money heist — and draw the attention of a vicious killer.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, violence, korean, friendship between men, armed robbery, future dystopia, hitman, gangsters, hate, race against time, attempted murder, organized crime ...
Time: near future
Place: south korea
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100%
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After My Death (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a school girl disappears, suicide is suspected, and one of her classmates is suspected of having goaded her into it.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: innocent, death, high school student, flashback, funeral, death of friend, life & death, school, missing person, mathematics, river, love ...
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Zero Day (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: school shooting, vengeance, friendship, high school, murder, brutality, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenage life, kids in trouble, suicide, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: california
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35%
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Han Gong-ju (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: teenage rape, high school, haunted by the past, coming of age, life is a bitch, estrangement, teenage life, school, investigation, confronting the past, family secret, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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30%
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Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this independent drama, writer-director Cory Cataldo explores the pain of adolescence with dark and disturbing results. Facing the pitfalls of high school with no support from their parents and teachers, a foursome of ostracized teenagers (Gary ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: abusive parent, high school, hate, helplessness, teenager, teen suicide, overweight, coming of age, racism, society, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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30%
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Crocodile (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han River in Seoul, who saves a woman trying to commit ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing
Plot: suicide, homosexual rape, friends, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, misfit, betrayal, performer's life, friendship, city, street life, diving ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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29%
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, dark, realistic
Plot: mental illness, high school, kids in trouble, rabbit, friendship, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, society, bullying, vengeance, imagination, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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28%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: high school, high school student, disappearance, friendship, society, volleyball, social relations, youth, rivalry, friends, teenage life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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And Then I Go (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two teenage outsiders are demoralized daily at school, until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bullying, revenge, best friend, school, best friends, teenage boy, friendship, police, tragedy, friendship between boys, school shooting, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
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26%
The Nerd's Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eugene is a teenage nerd who lives in a small Russian town. He sits in front of his computer all day long, playing games and surfing the Internet. He decides to run a small porn website and soon as he earns his first money from e-commerce. His life ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, unusual plot structure
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Land (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Yellow Eagle family are Native American and live on the Prairie Wolf Indian Reservation. News reaches them that Floyd, the youngest son of the family, has died during military service in Afghanistan. The waiting begins to get his body back to ...
Style: suspenseful, depressing, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: native american reservation, death, u.s. army, indian reservation, death of brother, death of son, army, dog, farm, loss of son, alcoholic, hospital ...
Time: 20th century
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25%
The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological
Plot: friendship, ambition, jealousy, drug abuse, drug dealing, family, drugs, violence, money
Place: montreal
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, complex
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Duration: 85 min.
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23%
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Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
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23%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
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Genre: Drama
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Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
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