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, talky, gloomy and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with self destructing, dialogue, storytelling, drinking alcohol, redemption, drinking, mentor, runaway, brutality and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as self destructing: Fight Club (1999), Suicide Room (2011), Filth (2013), Trainspotting (1996), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Spun (2002), Dev D (2009), SLC Punk! (1998), Devdas (2002), LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).

List of self destructing 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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, dark humor, losing-it hero, loneliness, life philosophy, insanity, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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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: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide, teenage boy, escape from reality, self destructing, gay, gay teenager, addiction, fictional reality, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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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: surreal, cynical, sexual, semi serious, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dark humor, cocaine, antisocial behavior, drug abuse, insanity, losing-it hero, self destructing, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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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, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, life is a bitch, addiction, surrealism, dark humor, social misfits, counterculture, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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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, sexual, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, self destructing, loneliness, prostitute, social misfits, suicide, casino, romance, unlikely relationship, human nature, love at first sight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
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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, rough, stylized, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, methamphetamine, older woman younger woman relationship, drug trip, self destructing, drugged, drug snorting, porn magazine, strong sexual content, addiction, s&m, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, self destructing, prostitute, drug abuse, society, romance, social differences, human nature, couple relations, losing-it hero, frustration, pimp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi
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SLC Punk! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, subculture, rebelliousness, self destructing, heavy metal, antisocial behavior, friendship, rebellion, college graduate, individualism, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, utah, wyoming, england, florida ...
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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: serious, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, bollywood, family disapproval, love and romance, love affair, forbidden love, tragic love, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, england, asia, europe ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, avant garde, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self destructing, voyeurism, coincidence, filmmaking, obsession, human nature, privacy invasion, couples, society, journalism, defamation, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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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, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: dark humor, drug addict, doctors and patients, hospital, self destructing, nurse, doctor, diary, morphine, addiction, traditional versus modern, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe
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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: bleak, gloomy, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, fame, wrestler, ambition, aging, stripper, self destructing, introspection, athlete's life, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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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, sexual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, lolita, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, pedophile, underage sex, obsession, older man young girl relationship, sex with teenager, forbidden love, pedophilia, perversion, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1920s ...
Place: new england, cannes
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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: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, loneliness, womanizer, sex addict, midlife crisis, self destructing, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
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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, neo noir ...
Plot: fall in love, dishonesty, self destructing, destructive relationship, cons and scams, dark humor, unrequited love, aging, love and romance, wedding preparations and rituals, loneliness, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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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, rough, bloody, intense ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states ...
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Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, lust, forbidden love, age difference, perversion, pedophilia, girl man relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, sexual obsession, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of ...
Style: realistic, sitcom, humorous, light, situational comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual activity, love hate relationship, couple relations, best friends, infidelity, doubts and hesitations, love and romance, couples, depression, cynic, self destructing, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, high school, opposites attract, culture clash, young lovers, self destructing, family relations, unhappiness, romance, coming-of-age, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, 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: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self destructing, tennis, haunted by the past, dishonesty, hidden identity, loss of child, couples, disorder, love affair, society, loneliness, delusion ...
Time: 90s, year 1944, year 1998, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, massachusetts, oxford university
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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, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: brutality, prison, criminal, convict, murder, judge, self destructing, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
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Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, alien, disorder, danger, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, evil alien, bird, alien abduction, abduction, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, nightmare, murder, ghost, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, deadly, danger, mysterious place, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, boxer, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, london ...
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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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, drug overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, favoritism among siblings, family secret, self destructing, estrangement, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, lsd, hallucination, drug abuse, rock and roll, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1949, year 1966 ...
Place: california, usa, new mexico, paris france, venice beach california ...
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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, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: journalism, ambition, career, research, workaholic, suspicion, workplace, cheating, desire for fame, rivalry, dishonesty, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: haiti, washington d.c.
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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, factual, stylized, based on true events, gloomy ...
Plot: jazz, heroin, music, drug abuse, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition, musician's life, downfall, showbiz, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
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