20 Movies Like Shame

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American Psycho

American Psycho
American Psycho
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: 7 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“American Psycho” is a psychological thriller film that follows the life of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker in Manhattan who leads a double life as a sadistic serial killer. The movie explores themes of obsession, materialism, and the dark side of human nature in the 1980s yuppie culture.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess
Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“A Clockwork Orange” is a dystopian film set in a violent and futuristic society, following the story of a young man named Alex who leads a gang and indulges in acts of extreme violence. After being caught and subjected to a controversial behavior modification experiment, he experiences a moral transformation that raises questions about free will and the nature of evil.

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 37 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Requiem for a Dream” is a haunting and intense film that explores the devastating consequences of addiction on the lives of four individuals, as they descend into a downward spiral of desperation, delusion, and self-destruction.”

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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The Black Swan is a psychological thriller film that follows a ballet dancer’s descent into madness as she prepares for a dual role in Swan Lake. The movie explores themes of obsession, perfectionism, and the duality of human nature.

Fight Club

Fight Club
Fight Club
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls
Actors: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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The Fight Club movie is about an insomniac office worker who forms an underground fight club as a way to escape the monotony of his life and find a sense of purpose, but things quickly spiral out of control as the club evolves into an anarchic movement.

Trainspotting

Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 23 wins & 35 nominations total
Writer: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Trainspotting” is a darkly comedic drama that follows a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Scotland, as they navigate through the highs and lows of addiction, friendship, and survival. The film explores their struggles, relationships, and the consequences of their destructive lifestyle.

Oldboy

Oldboy
Oldboy
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 40 wins & 27 nominations
Writer: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Park Chan-wook
Actors: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
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“Oldboy” is a South Korean thriller film about a man who is mysteriously imprisoned for 15 years and then released, seeking revenge on those who wronged him. As he delves into his past and uncovers shocking secrets, he becomes entangled in a twisted and suspenseful tale of vengeance.

Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 18 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: David Lynch
Actors: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Blue Velvet” is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch, following a college student who becomes entangled in a dark underworld after discovering a severed ear, leading him to uncover a web of violence, corruption, and sexual obsession in his seemingly peaceful town.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 22 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Paul Schrader
Actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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Taxi Driver is a psychological drama directed by Martin Scorsese, following the story of Travis Bickle, a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who becomes a taxi driver in New York City. As he descends into isolation and disillusionment, Bickle becomes increasingly obsessed with cleansing the city of its perceived filth and corruption.

The Machinist

The Machinist
The Machinist
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Scott Kosar
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller about a factory worker suffering from severe insomnia and psychological distress, leading him to question his own reality and sanity. As he delves deeper into his troubled mind, he uncovers a dark secret that haunts him.

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 12 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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Donnie Darko is a mind-bending psychological thriller about a troubled teenager who receives visions of a giant, demonic rabbit that manipulates him into committing a series of bizarre and dangerous acts. As he navigates through a distorted reality, Donnie questions the nature of time and the line between fate and free will.

Bronson

Bronson
Bronson
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, Denmark
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The Bronson movie is a biographical drama that portrays the life of notorious British criminal Charles Bronson, known for his violent and unpredictable behavior. It delves into his time in prison, his numerous acts of violence, and his desire for fame and notoriety.

Antichrist

Antichrist
Antichrist
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 21 wins & 33 nominations
Writer: Lars von Trier
Actors: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm
Language: English
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
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The Antichrist movie, directed by Lars von Trier, follows a grieving couple who retreat to a cabin in the woods to cope with the loss of their child, but their stay takes a dark turn as they descend into madness and engage in extreme acts of violence.

Irreversible

Irreversible
Irreversible
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 3 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Actors: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel
Language: French, Spanish, Italian, English
Country: France
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“Irreversible” is a French film directed by Gaspar Noé that tells the story of a man seeking revenge after his girlfriend is brutally raped, using a non-linear narrative structure that explores themes of time, violence, and the destructive nature of vengeance.”

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In
The Skin I Live In
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award28 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Thierry Jonquet
Actors: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain, United States
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“The Skin I Live In” is a psychological thriller about a brilliant plastic surgeon who holds a woman captive in his mansion, experimenting on her to create a synthetic skin that can withstand any damage. As the story unfolds, dark secrets and twisted obsessions are revealed, blurring the line between science and morality.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 3 BAFTA 26 wins & 66 nominations total
Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, Lionel Shriver
Actors: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Spain
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“We Need to Talk About Kevin” is a psychological thriller film that explores the disturbing relationship between a mother, Eva, and her sociopathic son, Kevin. As Eva reflects on her troubled past and the events leading up to a horrific act committed by Kevin, the film delves into themes of guilt, responsibility, and the complexities of motherhood.”

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon
The Neon Demon
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 18 wins & 39 nominations
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham
Actors: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
Language: English
Country: United States, Belgium, Denmark, France
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“The Neon Demon is a psychological horror film that follows the journey of an aspiring young model as she enters the cutthroat world of the Los Angeles fashion industry. As she becomes increasingly successful, her innocence and beauty attract the attention of jealous rivals, leading to a dark and twisted transformation.”

The Hunt

The Hunt
The Hunt
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 38 wins & 73 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
Language: Danish, English, Polish
Country: Denmark, Sweden
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“The Hunt” is a satirical horror film that follows a group of strangers who wake up in a remote location and find themselves being hunted for sport by a group of wealthy elites. As the hunted fight for survival, they uncover a sinister conspiracy behind their predicament.

Funny Games

Funny Games
Funny Games
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actors: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
Language: English
Country: United States, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Italy
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“Funny Games” is a psychological thriller film that follows the sadistic games played by two young men who invade a family’s vacation home, subjecting them to a series of torturous and violent acts. The movie explores themes of violence, power dynamics, and the desensitization of society.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a gripping crime thriller centered around a journalist and a computer hacker who join forces to investigate a decades-old disappearance and uncover a dark web of corruption, violence, and family secrets. As they delve deeper into the case, they become entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, risking their lives to expose the truth.

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