Movies like Joker

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Joker (2019)
 8.5
 833K
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: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, cynical, brutal, rough, psychological, dark humor, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, psychological trauma, villain, psycho, social decay, social problems, mental patient, evil clown, clown, murder, social problem, psycho killer, character change, comedian, violence, personality change, bad attitude, psychopath, anarchy, tragedy, loneliness, antisocial behavior, mental disorder, supervillain ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 2010s

Most similar movies to Joker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, violence, murder, corruption, dialogue, storytelling and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Joker: Taxi Driver (1976), The King of Comedy (1982), Falling Down (1993), Nightcrawler (2014), You Were Never Really Here (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 699K
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, lone wolves, obsession, character study, loner, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: dark humor, tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, mentally unstable, misfit, crimes, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.6
 166K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, depression, traffic jam, birthday, layoff, violence, midlife crisis, desperation, alienation, rage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.9
 445K
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, biting, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, morality, satire, graphic violence, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
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: childhood trauma, child prostitution, violence, money, u.s. senator, murder, alarm, hotel, loner, suicidal thoughts, dark past, teenage girl ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 469K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, stylized, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, insanity, yuppie, hidden identity, satire, wall street, millionaire, confession, victim, fear, nihilism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, controversial, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, sadism, violence, mass murder, psychopath, murderous pair, criminal heroes, gory, cruelty, crime, satire, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tokyo, nevada, london, new mexico, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 168K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fighting the system, life philosophy, insanity, fist fighting, nihilism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.0
 2.2M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, batman, organized crime, double life, psychopath, good versus evil, rivalry, moral dilemma, chaos, master villain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 64K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, homeless, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence spree, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.4M
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, neo noir, torture, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: neo noir, greed, sheriff, death, hitman, track down, crimes, peril, human nature, psychopath, escape, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 83K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, loneliness, gang, violence, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, deadly, loss of friend, incompetent police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, maniac, investigation, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 121K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, s&m, neo noir, violence, private detective, bondage, suburbs, danger, sexual perversion, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, death wish, rivalry, buddies, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime and punishment, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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, neo noir, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, bandit, gangsters, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, deadly, working undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 598K
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, neo noir, crime gone awry, snow, police investigation, greed, ransom, psychopath, murder, small town, crimes, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: sadism, killer, murder, small town, neo noir, psychopath, deputy, sheriff, crimes, danger, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, deadly, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 82K
Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, brutality, pursuit, female criminal, girl gang, danger, debt, murder, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 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, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, haunted by the past, crimes, brutality, danger, vengeance, human nature, psychosis, murder, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 178K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan, rage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, neo noir, working undercover, police, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 55K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, family in danger, self defense, revenge, lust, brutality, village life, vengeance, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 6K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, money, ransom, crime, crimes, alcohol abuse, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, anger, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, europe, england, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%