Movies like The Wrestler 2008

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 a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

If you already watched and love The Wrestler, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Wrestler.

1 Cloverfield 2008

Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writer:

Drew Goddard

Country:

United States of America
7

2 Gran Torino 2008

Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Nick Schenk (screenplay), Dave Johannson (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
8.1

3 Django Unchained 2012

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Genres:

Drama, Western

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Country:

United States of America
8.4

4 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2011

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay by), Stieg Larsson (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, Norway, Sweden
7.8

5 Looper 2012

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Rian Johnson

Writer:

Rian Johnson

Countries:

China, United States of America
7.4

6 District 9 2009

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Genre:

Science Fiction

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Countries:

United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa
7.9

7 The Hateful Eight 2015

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Country:

United States of America
7.8

8 The Big Short 2015

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Adam McKay

Writers:

Charles Randolph (screenplay by), Adam McKay (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

9 Moon 2009

With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writers:

Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker

Country:

United Kingdom
7.9

10 Death Proof 2007

Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Country:

United States of America
7

11 The Social Network 2010

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)

Country:

United States of America
7.7

12 Nightcrawler 2014

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Dan Gilroy

Writer:

Dan Gilroy

Country:

United States of America
7.9

13 127 Hours 2010

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

14 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2011

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

Rupert Wyatt

Country:

United States of America
7.6

15 A Serious Man 2009

It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances Sy Ableman.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, France
7

16 Bronson 2008

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Crime

Writers:

Brock Norman Brock (screenplay), Nicolas Winding Refn (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.1

17 Biutiful 2010

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Writers:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by) (as Alejandro González Iñárritu) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Mexico, Spain
7.5

18 Kick-Ass 2010

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

19 Moneyball 2011

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Bennett Miller

Writers:

Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

20 Up In The Air 2009

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Jason Reitman

Writers:

Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

21 True Grit 2010

Following the murder of her father by a hired hand, a 14-year-old farm girl sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find—a man with 'true grit'—Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Western

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

22 The Master 2012

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

Genre:

Drama

Country:

United States of America
7.2

23 Inherent Vice 2014

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Writers:

Paul Thomas Anderson (written for the screen by), Thomas Pynchon (based on the novel by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

24 Birdman 2014

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Country:

United States of America
7.7