Losing-it hero movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant losing-it hero movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, bleak, tense, thought provoking and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with losing-it hero, murder, storytelling, psychology, unfulfillment, twists & turns, hallucination, insanity, paranoia and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as losing-it hero: Fight Club (1999), Shutter Island (2010), Filth (2013), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Divide (2011), The Machinist (2004), Falling Down (1993), Secret Window (2004), The Number 23 (2007), Black Swan (2010).

List of losing-it hero movies

 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, thought provoking, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, self destructing, life philosophy, loneliness, fist fighting, insanity, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 7.1
 102K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, surreal, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, anti heroes, insanity, life is a bitch, cocaine, strong sexual content, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, addiction, undercover, neo noir, disorder, society, fighting crime, law enforcement, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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 5.8
 35K
The Divide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, confined, losing-it hero, bunker, danger, torment, group of strangers, nuclear holocaust, isolation, violence, nuclear war, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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 7.7
 360K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, insanity, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, obsession, neo noir, paranoia, torment, layoff, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
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 7.6
 172K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, 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: losing-it hero, anger, depression, midlife crisis, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, violence, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.6
 183K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
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 6.4
 194K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, a vision, parallel world, riddles and clues, insanity, nightmare, suicide, uncover truth, paranoia, s&m, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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 8.0
 702K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 2K
The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, polish, witch doctor, life is a bitch, downfall, losing-it hero, surgeon, love and romance, healer, road not taken, prodigy, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: poland
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 8.4
 609K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: army, anti war, jungle, mission, soldier, vietnam war, losing-it hero, military, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
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 8.0
 195K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, devil, mind game, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, witch, dreams, deal with the devil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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 7.5
 99K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, bleak, twist ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, haunted by the past, nightmare, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural horror, couple relations, adultery, woman in danger, infidelity, dishonesty, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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 7.6
 339K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, psychic, spiritualism, uncover truth, ghosts, supernatural, nightmare, parallel world, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 6.5
 271
Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, destructive relationship, drug abuse, down on your luck, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
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A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, babies and infants, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, law enforcement, society, injustice, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
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 8.4
 518K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, confined, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, sin, twists & turns, brother sister incest, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.4
 903K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, stephen king, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, ghost, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
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 2.8
 1K
Lost Time (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light....12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, ...
Style: scary, surreal, serious
Plot: mental illness, supernatural, supernatural ability, terminal illness, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, siblings relations, space and aliens, alien encounter, rescue, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Shrink Is In (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, love triangle, looking for love, love affair, mistaken identity, fall in love, true love, wooing, romance, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.1
 5K
Re-cycle (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ting-yin, a young novelist, is struggling to come up with a followup to her best-selling trilogy of romance novels. After drafting her first chapter, she stops and deletes the file from her computer. She then starts seeing strange, unexplainable ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: hallucination, mystery, losing-it hero, danger, confusion, parallel world, delusion, supernatural, writer's life, afterlife, supernatural power, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
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The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, terminal illness, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, domestic violence, anxiety, overdose ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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 7.3
 42K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, family relations, doctors and patients, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1988, year 1954, 80s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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Everything Put Together (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything Put Together is a 2000 film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, losing-it hero, pregnancy, family life, social decay, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, babies and infants, mental instability ...
Time: 90s
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The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, wiretap, paranoia, character study, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, conspiracy, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.2
 28K
Open Grave (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.
Style: twist ending, scary, serious, rough, tricky ...
Plot: memory loss, life turned upside down, experiment, suspicion, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, murder, virus, human experiment, stranger, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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 5.8
 1K
Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, youth, school shooting, loneliness, social misfits, interview, murder, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
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