What are the best movies to watch if you liked Joker?

Joker is a phenomenal movie and Joaquin Phoenix did the iconic character justice with his performance. Todd Phillips did an equally great job of directing the film while drawing inspiration from classic films. There are plenty of other movies that have the same tone as Joker. So without further ado, here are some of the best movies to watch if you liked Joker.

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    #1The King of Comedy (1982)

    The King of Comedy (1982)

    Oscar Winner Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese's dark satire, The King of Comedy. He portrays a desperate comedian who kidnaps his TV idol (Jerry Lewis) in an attempt to claim the spotlight for himself.


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    Russell Gutierrez
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "If you could only see one from this list movies like Joker, make it this one. Call it a remake or a spiritual successor but the fact remains that these two have so much in common that it might as well have been made by the same group of people. Hell, Robert De Niro is in both of them."
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    #2Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    This masterpiece directed by Martin Scorsese is one of the most powerful and disturbing portrays of a man, an era, and a mentality ever made in cinema history. Besides, it's an incredible lesson of cinema, at the height of movies like The Godfather. 


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    Dennis Pearson
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "Who could forget that iconic "You talking to me?" scene from this movie. It was a powerful scene that emphasizes that sense of control and power. The Joker also did something very similar that it could have been considered a homage to its source inspiration. "
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    #3The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    The Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan reaches its peak with this second movie. The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and has featured Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, and the late actor Heath Ledger.


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    Nick Ma
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "Joaquin Phoenix had some pretty big shoes to fill after the incredible performance and interpretation of the Joker by Heath Ledger. Is it better? I think they are equally great that tries to explore different sides of the iconic character's psyche. Regardless, it's a movie like Joker and warrants a watch or re-watch again."
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    #4American Psycho

    American Psycho

    American Psycho is a 2000 slasher and thriller film directed by Mary Harron. It stars Christian Bale, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon. It is based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name.


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    Jordan Herrera
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "You've probably heard of this movie already but now with the release of Joker, we now get an, even more, deeper understanding and appreciated of this cult classic film. If you've been looking for a movie like Joker, be sure to check this one out."
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    #5He Was a Quiet Man

    He Was a Quiet Man

    He Was a Quiet Man is a 2007 drama thriller starring Christian Slater, Elisha Cuthbert, and William H. Macy. A disturbed office worker with violent tendencies inadvertently finds himself becoming a hero after he saves a woman from harm.


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    Billy Bowman
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "This film is another character study men with the capacity for violent tendencies and while Joker had a more dramatic and darker tone, this is a much more disturbing take on psychopaths and a deeper look at what makes them tick. This movie is so much like Joker that I would recommend it in a heartbeat."
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    Christine is a biographical film written by Craig Shilowich and directed by Antonio Campos, starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. It is based on the life of American news reporter, Christine Chubbuck.


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    Michelle Webb
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "This was such an underrated movie that came out back in 2016. Joker did a great job tackling the sensitive topic of depression but this film went deeper into this dark and deadly condition. This is a movie like Joker that needs to be seen."
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    #7Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is set ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, he must return in a blaze of glory.


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    James Stevens
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "Some probably missed this but that talk show scene from the Joker movie has a very peculiar similarity with another film and that's this one. It too had a very riveting sequence that ends in an equally gruesome way like with Joker."
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    #8A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    Alex is the leader of a small gang of thugs who enjoy doing illegal and violent felonies. One day, he gets captured, and with the main goal of his rehabilitation into society, he is forced to undergo some controversial techniques to change his behavior. 


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    Deng Qian
    Written on November 6, 2019
    "A lot of movies have tried to give their take on psychopaths but A Clockwork Orange is especially dark and excessively violent. It won't be for everyone but it is something that you should see at least once."


Best What are the best movies to watch if you liked Joker
1The King of Comedy (1982)Movies 16 Paid
2Taxi DriverMovies 12 Paid
3The Dark KnightMovies 7 Paid
4American PsychoMovies 5 Paid
5He Was a Quiet ManMovies 2 Paid
6ChristineMovies 2 Paid
7Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1Movies 2 Paid
8A Clockwork OrangeMovies 1 Paid

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