Movies like Monster 2003

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Monster (2003)
 7.3
 133K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, harsh, depressing, gloomy, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, misanthrope, crimes, crime, prostitution, vengeance, life is a bitch, lesbian lover, gay, homeless, social misfits, identity crisis, trial, child abuse, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio

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Most similar movies to Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, brutality, crime, vengeance and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Monster: Boys Don't Cry (1999), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Karla (2006), Cape Fear (1991), The Dead Girl (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, maniac, serial murder, prison, murder, violence, death penalty, police investigation, necrophilia, escape, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 91K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lesbian, rape, gender, hidden identity, tragic love, lesbianism, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, small town, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, lesbian romance, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 6K
Karla (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on real events, Canada's most notorious serial killers, Paul Bernardo and wife Karla Homolka kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, serial killer, incest rape, rape, serial rapist, destructive relationship, crimes, society, rivalry, murder, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 169K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, psychopath, prostitute, violence, murder, police investigation, strangulation, rape, sexual abuse, crimes, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 34K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage sex, teenage rape, rivalry, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 184K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, pedophilia, vengeance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, prison rape, rape, pedophile, crime, torture, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crime, crimes, introspection, prison life, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, female killer, halloween, vengeance, mute, killing spree, revenge, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 221K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, loss of child, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, crimes, injustice, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, captivity, threat, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: mentally challenged, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, fighting crime, social decay, vengeance, disability, deadly, crimes, crime, society, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 13K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 55K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, family in danger, self defense, revenge, lust, brutality, village life, vengeance, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 412K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, neo noir, child molestation, loss of child, pedophilia, loss of daughter, child rape, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, winter, psychopath, crimes, kidnapping, pimp, escape, hunting, prostitute, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, violence spree, hostage, hostages, confined, crimes, slasher, crime, journalism, maniac ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 9K
Dahmer (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape, gay club, psychopath, necrophilia, gay, introspection, human nature, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, merciless, maniac, strangulation, incest, rape, manic, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 21K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, crimes, crime, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, estrangement, crime and punishment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 234K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, disorder, insanity, serial killer, corruption, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 98K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003, year 1999
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 17K
Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, bureaucracy, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, deadly, losing-it hero, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 20K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, neo noir, sexual attraction, femme fatale, loneliness, attempted murder, police investigation, murderous pair, obsession, seduction, cons and scams ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, airport, assassination attempt, head of state, planned murder, attempted murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%