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, weird, suspense, suspenseful and surreal films and TV shows about / with losing-it hero, psychology, murder, hallucination, unfulfillment, storytelling, blood, mental disorder, insanity and graphic violence 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), Secret Window (2004), The Number 23 (2007), The Machinist (2004), Falling Down (1993), Black Swan (2010).

List of losing-it hero movies

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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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Filth (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: cynical, surreal, sexual, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, drug abuse, insanity, antisocial behavior, self destructing, losing-it hero, murder, cocaine, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, bipolar disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, 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: psychological, psychedelic, philosophical, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: drug abuse, cyberpunk, addiction, losing-it hero, disorder, surveillance, schizophrenia, society, fighting crime, undercover, hallucination, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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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: suspense, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, survival horror, torment, confined, losing-it hero, nuclear holocaust, social decay, group of strangers, bunker, disaster, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, new york
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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: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, writer's life, paranoia, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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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, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, losing-it hero, paranoia, murder, mystery, a vision, uncover truth, escape from reality, riddles and clues, investigation, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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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, mind bending, twist ending, surreal, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, obsession, mysterious character, insanity, losing-it hero, hallucination, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, character study, mental illness, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: anger, alienation, rage, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, urban decay, vigilante, violence, depression, obsession, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, sentimental, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, polish, healer, love and romance, life is a bitch, witch doctor, surgeon, prodigy, village life, losing-it hero, downfall, daughter ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: poland
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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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, epic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, anti war, insanity, army, military, war, secret mission, violence, river, mission, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia, the philippines
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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: psychological, surreal, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: paranoia, satanic cult, devil, witch, murder, satanism, supernatural, demonic possession, pregnancy, witchcraft, rape, coven ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1965, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, vatican
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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, surreal, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, haunted house, tragedy, suicide, losing-it hero, nightmare, guilt, amnesia, mystery, delusion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, friendship, demon, losing-it hero, japanese mythology, adventure, curse, uncover truth, supernatural, society, heroes, supernatural power ...
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The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
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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, downfall, rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, couples, under the surface, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
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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: psychological, twist ending, bleak, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, psychological torture, confined, love, mind game, violence, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
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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, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, social decay, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, family tragedy, injustice, law enforcement, society, domestic violence, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
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Mine Games (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.
Style: mind bending, slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, time travel, cabin in the woods, group of friends, losing-it hero, mine, mystery killer, curse, time paradox, mystery, changing the past or future, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
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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: twist ending, scary, surreal, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, delusion, dealing with death, haunted by the past, mind game, conspiracy, mental illness, memory, soldier, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: space and aliens, terminal illness, supernatural ability, uncover truth, losing-it hero, rescue, siblings relations, alien encounter, mental illness, supernatural, memory loss, evil alien ...
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, semi serious, feel good, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: hidden identity, losing-it hero, mistaken identity, love affair, looking for love, love triangle, true love, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, win over, wooing ...
Time: contemporary
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: hallucination, mystery, losing-it hero, delusion, ghost, confusion, parallel world, afterlife, writer's life, supernatural, supernatural power, lost ...
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, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, terminal illness, isolation, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, domestic violence, anxiety, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, insanity, body horror, obsession, drug addiction, identical twins, addiction, mistaken identity, mental illness, gynecologist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
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, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, redemption, pregnancy, social decay, dysfunctional family, family life, terminal illness, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, babies and infants, female friendship ...
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, suspense, twists and turns, cerebral, neo noir ...
Plot: surveillance, paranoia, conspiracy, spy, character study, wiretap, obsession, murder, loneliness, loner, alienation, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: surreal, scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, murder, mind game, woman in danger, serial killer, actress, actor's life, mentally unstable, crimes, performance, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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