Movies like Badlands

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Badlands (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, surreal, disturbing, bleak, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, on the run, mass murder, crime, notoriety, on the road, criminal heroes, murderous pair, romance, lovers on the run, chase, violence spree, celebrity culture, chases and races, crimes, deadly, love and romance, partners, americana, couples, violence, murder, forceful separation, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, serial killer, violence and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Badlands: Natural Born Killers (1994), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992), Out of the Darkness (1985), The Honeymoon Killers (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: 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, stylized, surreal, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, psychopath, violence, abuse, on the road, controversy, mass murder, journalist, crime, corruption, media ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, nevada, arizona, new mexico
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100%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fugitives, shooting, river, outlaw, police officer, prison escape, crime, love triangle, chase, on the road, crimes, suitcase full of money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
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100%
Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with WD Jones, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, murderous pair, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, deadly, partners, chase, on the run, heist, teenage life ...
Time: 30s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out of the Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, gory, urban, parent child relationship, crime, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, clever, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, neo noir, crime, honeymoon, murderous pair, widow, dangerous attraction, romance, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, new jersey, missouri, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, small town, crime, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trial of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hate crime, killing spree, brutality, gun, violence, on the road, crime, violence spree, holiday, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 5K
Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: lawyer, prison, sniper, serial killer, car, on the road, murderous pair, crime, violence spree, crimes, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, erotic, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strong sexual content, partners against crime, prostitute, hollywood, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 710
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, strangulation, truck driver, tarot, criminal heroes, crime, gory, introspection, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, hospital, double life, crime, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 19K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, seduction, murder, neo noir, latinos, loneliness, femme fatale, crime, police investigation, women, attempted murder, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, true crime, murder, psychopath, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, track down, uncover truth, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, seattle, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 14K
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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, sex, police, crime, strangulation, strong sexual content, rock, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gang, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, bank robbery, on the road, murderous pair, heist, chases and races, crimes, love and romance, partners, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, depression, lovers on the run, strong sexual content, on the road, on the run, romance, gory, chases and races, crimes, cons and scams, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Laughing Policeman (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's tough beat for San Francisco police lieutenant Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) when he has to investigate a city bus massacre in which a madman opened machine gunfire on eight people.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, mass murder, murder, killer, bus, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, reluctant partners, crime, tough law enforcer, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.6
 413K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 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, stylized, surreal, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, yuppie, wall street, hidden identity, millionaire, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, insanity, greed, killings, unreliable narrator ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, neo noir, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, redemption, criminal, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 12K
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: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: scary, sadistic, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, incest, murder, blood, rape, extreme violence, killing spree, prostitute, video camera, gory, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Helter Skelter (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: serious, rough, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, hippie, dedicated lawyer, crime, historical figure, hollywood, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, psychopath, religions or cults, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 33K
Summer of Sam (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: clever, serious, atmospheric, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, punk, bigotry, intolerance, infidelity, strong sexual content, obsession, urban, rock, crimes, summer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, violence spree, crime, parents and children, crimes, deadly, prostitute, vengeance, christian, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 53K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: family in danger, sadism, serial killer, psychopath, vacation, humiliation, hostages, postmodernism, murderous pair, violence spree, crime, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 1.2M
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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, crime, serial killer, investigation, court, mind game, death row, obsession, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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