Self destructing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant self destructing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, weird, talky and psychological films and TV shows about / with self destructing, drinking alcohol, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, redemption, mentor, loneliness, life is a bitch and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self destructing: Fight Club (1999), Suicide Room (2011), Filth (2013), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Spun (2002), The Wrestler (2008), LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010), We're All Christs (2006), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Trainspotting (1996).

List of self destructing movies

 8.8
 2.1M
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: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, imaginary friend, psychology, fight, plot twist, self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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 6.6
 11K
Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: captivating, bleak, tense, serious, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, gay, self destructing, escape from reality, addiction, youth, teenage boy, alienation, life is a bitch, fictional reality, delusion, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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 7.0
 110K
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, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, drug abuse, insanity, antisocial behavior, losing-it hero, self destructing, hallucination, manipulation, cocaine, murder, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, sexual, emotional, sad ...
Plot: addiction, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prostitution, prostitute, casino, sex, alcoholic, love, tragedy, self destructing, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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 6.7
 39K
Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, surreal, psychological, rough ...
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, stripper, addiction, drugged, masturbation, methamphetamine, self destructing, older woman younger woman relationship, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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 7.9
 307K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: emotional, depressing, gloomy, bleak, sad ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, aging, life is a bitch, redemption, self destructing, sport, fame, stripper, father daughter relationship, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, iran, usa, california
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LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: LSD explores the human emotions of love, sex & betrayal through very candid points of view. Told through the chaos of the camera that has invaded all our lives - through handy cams filming home movies, security cameras shooting every inch of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, experimental, avant garde, captivating ...
Plot: self destructing, voyeurism, found footage, coincidence, filmmaking, obsession, journalism, society, couples, privacy invasion, human nature, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, alcoholic father, family problems, addiction, parents and children, redemption, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, basketball, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, drug addiction, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 687K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drugs, existentialism, drug abuse, counterculture, life is a bitch, dark humor, junkie, social misfits, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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 7.9
 31K
Dev D (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Dev who, after spurning Paro's love due to a misunderstanding, turns to drugs and vodka for solace. Paro moves on but Dev still is in remorse. He meets Chanda, a prostitute with problems of her own. Dev likes her but his penchant for ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, serious, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, self destructing, prostitute, drug abuse, drug addiction, human nature, couple relations, social differences, romance, society, slut, pimp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, new delhi, delhi, india
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 7.5
 43K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, forbidden love, love triangle, hindu, alcoholic, prostitute, drunkenness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, tragic love, death of protagonist, courtesan, love ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: india, london, kolkata, europe, england ...
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 7.1
 39K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, brutality, gangsters, dark humor, convict, crimes, character study, murder, eccentricity, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, insanity, serial killer, fear, ghost, murder, self destructing, disfigurement, evil force, mysterious character, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A young doctor who has graduated at the top of his class from the Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry is thrust out into an isolated and impoverished country side as the village's only doctor. As he learns to adapt to his new ...
Style: realistic, clever, sitcom, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: drug addict, dark humor, doctors and patients, hospital, doctor, self destructing, morphine, diary, medical, society, doubts and hesitations, health situation ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe, ussr
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The Family Friend (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other ...
Style: serious, cynical, touching, rough, philosophical ...
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, unrequited love, loneliness, money, obsession, down on your luck, empire, money lender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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 6.8
 60K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, melancholic, sexy, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: obsession, lolita, forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, age difference, virginity, teenage girl, older man young girl relationship, lust, incest, sexuality, pedophilia ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: new england, cannes
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The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the ...
Style: dark, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, occult, satanic ritual, found footage, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, cemetery, self destructing, dealing with death, filmmaking, paranormal activity, psychological torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 355K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bloody, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: character study, boxing, rise and fall, sport, bad temper, redemption, gangsters, violent, paranoia, fight, rage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city, miami, detroit, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, romantic, intense, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: forbidden love, coming of age, romance, culture clash, high school, cheerleading, opposites attract, love, father daughter relationship, teenager, young lovers, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: emotional, psychological, sexy, erotic, talky ...
Plot: haunted by the past, loneliness, redemption, character study, brutality, justice, seduction, self destructing, tennis, dishonesty, hidden identity, loss of child ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, year 1944, year 1998, 20th century
Place: new england, new jersey, massachusetts, usa, oxford university
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 6.3
 17K
Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: sexy, cynical, melancholic, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: loneliness, sex addict, midlife crisis, divorce, womanizer, aging, obsession, character study, bankrupt, self destructing, business, game playing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, california, new jersey, usa, macau ...
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Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Tyson's one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career. MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: boxing, ambition, rise and fall, athlete's life, ex athlete, self destructing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.5
 5K
El Greco (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Greece, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: art, painter, idealism, prodigy, politics, tragic hero, ambition, lifestyle, love and romance, society, self destructing, bohemian life ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: venice, spain, europe, italy, greece ...
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 6.9
 21K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, art, drug abuse, painter, graffiti, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 29K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, alcohol abuse, addiction, genius, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, lifestyle, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1947, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, talky, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug addiction, favoritism among siblings, sister sister relationship, wedding, addiction, wedding preparations and rituals, family, character study, family problems, human nature, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
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 7.2
 94K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: sexy, factual, psychedelic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, music, musician, drugs, hippie, lsd, rock, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1949, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, britain, new york ...
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Shattered Glass (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fact-based 2003 drama about the young journalist Stephen Glass, who got a job at The New Republic in 1995 and for three years fabricated at least half of the stories he wrote.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, writers, ambition, workaholic, suspicion, research, career, character study, self discovery, desire for fame, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., haiti
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 7.1
 13K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, sexy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, tragedy, rock and roll, childhood, character study, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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