Movies like Midnight Runner

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Midnight Runner (2018)
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Midnight Runner (2018)
Original name: Der Läufer
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Widmer, one of the best runners in Switzerland, is focussed on participating in the Olympic games. Besides sports, Jonas is also a successful cook and plans to move in with his girlfriend, Simone. But Jonas's perfect life is increasingly disturbed by memories of his late brother. He starts leading a tragic double life, robbing young women at night. Based on a true story.
Style: art house, sincere, touching, melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, rough, bleak
Plot: feral child, family relations, violence against women, brother brother relationship, family drama, violence, psychopath, loner, ambition, double life, manhunt, mishap, anger, childhood trauma, family crisis, police chase, serial killer, loneliness, psychology, obsession, death, stalker, struggle, secret, psychological drama ...
Place: switzerland

Most similar movies to Midnight Runner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, family relations, crime, death and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Midnight Runner: Born Killers (2005), The Boys (1998), The Deathmaker (1995), In the Bedroom (2001), Benny's Video (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 814
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, brother brother relationship, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 1K
The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, family relations, prison sex, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, crimes, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, dismemberment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 40K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, jealousy, dysfunctional family, age difference, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 15K
Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, human nature, obsession, introspection, crimes, society, alienation, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, egypt, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
 765K
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, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, character study, depression, paranoia, antisocial behavior, obsession, vigilante, loneliness, alienation, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 8K
Bomb City (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: punk, subculture, punk rock, society, fistfight, murder, life is a bitch, friends, intolerance, drugs/alcohol, death, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, gangsters, family relations, infidelity, russian mafia, immigrants, crimes, crime, gang, deadly, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 9K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, family relations, insanity, corpse, bedroom, great depression, strike, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 748
The Colony (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, suburbs, murder, society, psychopath, deadly, crimes, family life, suburban life, privacy, secret, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 45K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, confined, family reunited, family relations, warden, parents and children, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 23K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: mafia, snitch, vengeance, crimes, crime, farm, friendship, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, murder, organized crime, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 15K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, teenage life, family life, family in crisis, working class, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, family relations, crimes, mental illness, deadly, family life, murder, social relations, small town life, store, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: sentimental, rough, bleak, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, six gun, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, death in the family, human nature, family life, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Style: psychological, rough, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: child prostitution, childhood trauma, murder, u.s. senator, hotel, alarm, loner, suicidal thoughts, dark past, pedophilia, teenage girl, money ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, brother brother relationship, brothel, lapd, catholic priest, political corruption, crime, crimes, police corruption, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, mental institution, psychiatrist, friends, family relations, family problems, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 56K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, crime, interrogation, drug dealer, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, power struggle, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, journalism, crimes, uncover truth, child killer, deadly, ambition, ratings, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, miami, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, danger, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, profanity, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 6K
Ajami (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ajami is an area of Tel Aviv in Israel where Arabs, Palestinians, Jews and Christians live together in a tense atmosphere. Omar, an Israeli Arab, struggles to save his family from a gang of extortionists. He also courts a beautiful Christian girl: ...
Style: sincere, rough, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: forbidden love, life turned upside down, family feud, police brutality, realism, family problems, vengeance, family in danger, missing person, rivalry, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, palestine, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 25K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, rape, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, rebellion, fighting the system, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 15K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, siblings relations, society, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 25K
Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, smuggling, native americans, working class, survival, life is a bitch, snow, winter, teenage boy, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 17K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 147K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Son of the Shark (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may ...
Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family relations, kids in trouble, siblings relations, family life, crimes, society, orphan, life is a bitch, youth, female director, thief ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Unreinable Compulsion (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a small town, a young man gives in to his irrational desire to recreationally murder a stranger.
Style: tense, dark, cynical, bloody, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, villain played by lead actor, evil man, homicidal maniac, post traumatic stress, loner, humiliation, good versus evil, widower, shower curtain, shot to death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%