14 Movies You Should Watch If You liked David Fincher’s ‘Fight Club’ 

Fight club is an example of how a movie can be bombed entirely upon its release and yet become the classic cult movie of all time.

Not only was it artistic trump,  but the movie also inspired many people with its satirical story and commentary on how economics works. The film shows the unnamed narrator and Tyler Durden, who is an anti-capitalist.

They both use voices to satisfy their so-called every day yet dull lives. Soon they find more men who are searching for the same things as them, leading to a plan to put an end to consumerism and break down the economy. 

Well, the movie is excellent work and famous for its bizarre twist in the end. To those who already watched the movie and now can’t shake off the feeling of watching something similar, here you have more movies like Fight Club to watch. 


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The movie is another gem directed by Devid Fincher, starring Brad Bitt and Morgan Freeman. The story revolves around two detectives who are looking for a serial killer to catch. The murderer chooses his victims based on seven deadly sins and finds a sadistic way to kill them. 

Similar to movies in Fincher’s direction, this one also comes with more profound experience and complexity that can be a lot to take in. The script is on point with action and zero scene waste. 

American Psycho 

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Directed by Mary Harron, American Psycho is based on a novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. It’s a horror film starring Christian Bale. He plays the character of Patrick Bateman, who is an investment banker.

Living an everyday life in New Your City and seems to be an ordinary man. However, there is a secret, Patrick is a serial killer at night, killing those who make him feel not enough. 

Compared to Fight Club, the movie also focuses on young men who have middle-class lives and are comfortable with it.

However, they are disillusioned with the word, detesting the society’s consumerist nature and dissatisfied with the diminishing role of masculinity in them. 

Shutter Island 

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The psychological thriller movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead, Shutter Island, was adapted from the novel and released in 2010.

The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and focuses on the story of Teddy Daniels, a US marshal. Due to their work, he has to travel to Ashecliffe Hospital. However, once he reaches there, it seems that there is something more going on.

Teddy has to confront the truth and fight to keep his sanity to find a way to protect himself. 

To those who have watched Fight Club, you might be aware of the feeling of how the story messes with the mind.

Even though you feel like something is just not right, it seems impossible to see it. This is what exactly you think with Shutter Island. 

Stranger Than Fiction 

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Stranger Than Fiction is a story about Harold Crick, who starts to experience a voice in his head that keeps narrating his life as it happens.

When it is revealed that he is going to die, as the narrative informs him, He does everything to keep himself alive and change his story. Soon he starts to lose control over his life, eventually meeting the author responsible for this. 

No spoiler on Fight Club, but the struggle between the leads is similar, the feeling of an inner voice controlling your life instead of you doing it.

The battle to keep control in your own hand leads to actions that have serious consequences. 

Gone Girl 

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Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, and Neil Patrick Harris, Gone Girl is one of the famous names in psychological thrillers. 

The movie focuses on the story of an unhappy married couple who is about to end their marriage. Amy decides to stage his own disappearance and frame her husband for the murder. However, things go out of hand, forcing her to reevaluate her plan. 

With constant twists and turns in the story and fantastic acting from the cast, Gone Girl is a must-watch. It’s another movie that made David Fincher establish his name in the Psychological thriller genre. 

Being John Malkovich 

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Spike Jonze directs the movie. Being John Malkovich is a comedy movie starring John Cusack, Catherine Keene, and Cameron Diaz. The story focuses on a lead who lives a character who has an unhappy existence.

Suddenly he finds a portal that helps in letting him enter the mind of John Malkovich. This discovery also amazes his coworkers and partner, but it creates chaos, leading him to be trapped and alone. 

While you watch Fight Club, you have funny moments here and there. But this movie is more on the comedy side.  


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The movie is a psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of Louis Bloom. The character finds himself as someone who records the soviet crimes and sells them to news stations.

However, he starts to get increasingly involved in events where he focuses on getting the best and most out of it. In order to get more fame and fortune, Louis starts to push his boundaries. 

Nightcrawler has a similar vibe to those who liked the Flight Club movie. Both movies comment on capitalism.

Also, it shows what happens when people start to push their boundaries to achieve the greed they have. 

Pulp Fiction 

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Pulp Fiction is considered the best film directed by Quentin Tarantino and one that propelled him to mainstream success.

Featuring a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Samuel L.Jackson, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta. 

The movie has multiple stories that intertwine together and are told out of order. In total, it includes seven individuals with three primary storylines which have connected to each other in some way. 

Fight Club is violent and has black comedy. Pulp Fiction also blurs between both lines. Also, it influences the direction of future movies. 

In Bruges 

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With a simplistic premise, Martin McDonagh’s directorial debut exposes a lot of big themes with it.

The movie starts with a pair of hitmen, played by Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell. They have been sent to the eponymous Belgian City for staying low after their job messed up. 

The characters start to face cosmic trials by encountering different strangers. It starts to show that there is something more than it seems. These characters are sent to be judged, and a man plays the role of the judge. 


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Fans of the Fight Club and its end twist, you might also like Spilt. The movie is directed by M.Night Shyamalan and highlights the art of shocking viewers with twists at the end.  

Kevin, played by James McAvoy, is diagnosed with 23 personalities that trust his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher.

However, one is set to materialize and dominate all other personalities. One of his personalities abducts three teenage girls. Kevin went to war to survive among his personality and protect the girls from it. 

The Invisible Guest 

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Oriol Paulo, a Spanish screenwriter, and director with mysterious suspense romp makes the movie more gripping. This adds the psychological twist that comes with uncertainty. 

The film focuses on a businessman who has been accused of killing his own lover. What begins as a simple incident gets more complex than that.

The movie is recommended as it’s a truly creative and dynamic spin on the Whodunit, like a classic. 

Taxi Driver 

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The film was released in 1976, directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Robert De Niro, playing the character of Travis Bickle.

He used to be a shoulder, but now he has PTSD. Because of this, he has insomnia and starts working as a Taxi driver. 

Viewing the crime in the City, he radicalized the idea of getting rid of the street where he sees the scum preying on the innocent and weak. 

There are a lot of similarities when it comes to Narrator from Fight Club. The two characters are frustrated with what position they have in life and don’t know what place they hold in the world. 

The Machinist 

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The movie tells the story of  Trevor Reznik, a man with insomnia. In addition, he starts to lose weight and slowly loses track of what is real and what is not. This goes worse and worse, affecting mental health. 

The most apparent connection both movies have is suffering from insomnia. The lack of sleep leads them to find a way to deal with this life. 

American Beauty 

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American Beauty is a comedy-drama directed by Sam Mendes and released in 1999. It stars Kevin Spacey, playing the character of Lester Burham, who is a middle-class office worker.

He falls in love with his daughter’s best friend. However, a mid-life crisis starts to pull him into a series of different events leading to his death. 

In some way, both movies highlight the story of a man exhausted from his existence. The film is ideal if you are looking for something similar yet different. 

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