Movies like Badlands

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Badlands (1973)
 7.9
 58K
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, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, gloomy, serious, road movie, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, notoriety, on the run, mass murder, killing spree, crime, crimes, on the road, partners, love and romance, violence spree, chase, artists and showbiz, couples, chases and races, nihilism, criminal heroes, deadly, murderous pair, americana, secret hideout, lovers on the run, celebrity culture, forceful separation, media sensation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: south dakota, usa, montana

Most similar movies to Badlands

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric and talky films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, dialogue, crime gone awry, storytelling and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Badlands: Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Natural Born Killers (1994), Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992), Days of Heaven (1978), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, chase, outlaw, river, shooting, police officer, fugitives, crime, prison escape, manhunt, couples, wanted ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, cruelty, on the road, mass murder, crime, violence spree, gory, brutality, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, paris france, nevada, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: partners, criminal heroes, on the run, heist, love and romance, chase, murderous pair, deadly, violence spree, crime, outlaw, bank robber ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 45K
Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, philosophical, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, farm, class differences, impossible love, harvest, farmer, society, loneliness, couple relations, runaway, love, stabbing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, bet, contests and competitions, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, psychopath, neo noir, drug dealing, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, disturbing, exciting, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, on the road, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, crimes, partners, heist, ambush ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, psychopath, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, confined, law enforcer killer, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bonnie & Clyde (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is a two-part film about two Depression-era outlaws, starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. It is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murderous pair, robbery, criminal heroes, partners in crime, lovers on the run, love and romance, gang, deadly, partners, couples, notoriety, violence spree ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, depression, on the road, society, gory, strong sexual content, chases and races, crimes, lovers on the run, cons and scams, romance, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: captivating, tense, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: car, sniper, prison, lawyer, serial killer, on the road, on the run, crimes, murderous pair, violence spree, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 13K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, gun, rape, sociopath, crime, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, seduction, murder, murderous pair, sexual attraction, loneliness, femme fatale, attempted murder, police investigation, obsession, cons and scams, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, chase, police, prison, on the road, gas station, helicopter, sniper, convicted felon, texas ranger, hostage, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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, psychological, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, honeymoon, neo noir, nurse, crime, romance, criminal heroes, couples, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, alabama, missouri, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, rock, family relations, social relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, realistic, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, gangsters, redemption, violence, mafia, one last job, revenge, paranoia, blood, coffin, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, mind bending, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, terrorism, crime, mystery, crimes, city life, tough law enforcer, deadly, death in the family, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 516K
Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, tough heroes, lone wolves, neo noir, danger, mechanic, criminal's revenge, chases and races, crimes, heist, organized crime, getaway driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.3
 626K
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: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, crimes, violence spree, depression, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 212K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, crime, gang, siblings relations, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 7K
Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, filmmaking, murder, aging, actor's life, crimes, crime, parents and children, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, small town, age difference, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 2K
Fall Time (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, disorder, unlikely criminals, prank, small town, crime gone awry, chases and races, criminal heroes, mind game, partners, deadly, heist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 714
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: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, strangulation, truck driver, tarot, woman in danger, gory, deadly, introspection, family relations, crime gone awry, danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, brother sister incest, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, mental institution, psychiatrist, deadly, death in the family, friendship, youth, crimes, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%