9 Movies Like Apocalypse Now (1979)

It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard has been tasked with carrying out a mission that, officially, ‘does not exist – nor will it ever exist.’ This assignment has been given to him by Colonel Lucas and a General. The objective of this mission is to locate a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is currently engaged in hit-and-run operations against the Viet Cong and NVA.

Willard’s mission is to eliminate Kurtz because the army thinks he’s gone completely insane, and Willard’s job is to do it. Willard finds out that the person he is tasked with finding is one of the most highly decorated officers in the United States Army while he is on patrol on the Nung River with the United States Navy. His crew gets together with a surfer-type lieutenant colonel named Kilgore, who is in charge of a United States Army helicopter cavalry group. Their mission is to eliminate a Viet Cong outpost so that they can gain access to the Nung River.

Willard, Lance, and Chef finally make it to Colonel Kurtz’s outpost beyond the Do Lung Bridge after enduring a number of terrifying skirmishes during which members of his crew were put to death. Will Willard and the others still be able to complete their mission now that they are under Kurtz’s control as prisoners?

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1. American Psycho


It is the latter part of the 1980s. Patrick Bateman, a Wall Streeter who is 27 years old, moves around among an exclusive group of people known as the proverbial beautiful people. In this exclusive group, only the members are able to let others who are similar to themselves in, which gives them a sense of superiority. Patrick follows the same routine every morning to ensure that he continues to project an image of attractiveness and physical fitness. He, along…

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2. There Will Be Blood


In the early 20th century in California, the lives of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday are presented along with the ways in which their paths crossed. Daniel Plainview, a former miner turned oilman, is a goal-oriented individual who is willing to sacrifice anything in order to achieve his objectives. He puts in a lot of effort, but he also takes advantage of the people around him and, if necessary, does so at their expense. His son, H.W., is his business…

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3. Network (1975)


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4. Eraserhead (1977)


The head of Henry Spencer, played by Jack Nance, can be seen floating in the sky as The Man in the Planet, played by Jack Fisk, manipulates levers inside his home in space. A creature resembling a spermatozoon appears to erupt from Spencer's mouth and float off into the void. Spencer makes his way home through an urban environment while carrying his groceries. He is approached by the Beautiful Girl Across the Hall (Judith Anna Roberts), who informs him that…

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5. The Shining (1980)


Jack Torrance, an aspiring author and recovering alcoholic, drags his wife Wendy and his talented son Danny up snow-capped Colorado's remote Overlook Hotel after taking a job as an off-season caretaker there. Jack is plagued by a persistent case of writer's block. The enormous hotel is closing down for the season, and the manager is giving Jack a property tour. Meanwhile, the facility's chef, an elderly man named Mr. Hallorann, is having an exciting conversation with Danny about a unique…

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6. Taxi Driver (1976)


Travis Bickle is a former Marine who served during the Vietnam War and resided in New York City. As a result of his inability to fall or stay asleep, he fills his time by working as a taxi driver at night, going to seedy theatres during the day to watch pornographic films, and meditating on how the world, and New York City, in particular, have degenerated into a cesspool. He is an individual who lives by himself and possesses strong…

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7. Natural Born Killers


In the middle of the New Mexico desert, Mickey Knox and his wife Mallory make a pit stop at a diner. A pair of rednecks sexually harass Mallory as she dances near a jukebox when they enter the scene. She initially gives her approval but then turns around and viciously beats one of the men. Mickey decides to join her, and the two of them kill everyone in the diner, except for one patron, to whom they proudly reveal their…

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8. Nightcrawler


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9. Wrong Turn


Chris Flynn is going to an interview for a job in a different city, and he is driving his car there. However, the highway is blocked due to an accident involving a trunk carrying chemical products. Chris must find an alternate route to complete his schedule through the mountains of West Virginia. He was not paying attention, and as a result, he collided with another vehicle parked in the middle of the road with flat tires. Chris comes across a…

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