Movies like Monster 2003

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Monster (2003)
 7.3
 120K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious, emotional, gloomy, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, prostitution, murder, sexual abuse, death penalty, motel, crime, mental illness, deadly, female killer, love and romance, betrayal, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, tragic love, couples, death sentence, child abuse, trial, lawyer, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and intense films with plots about murder, brutality, crime, violence, crimes, mentor and pornography mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Monster: Boys Don't Cry (1999), Bully (2001), The Dead Girl (2006), Rape Me (2000), Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 85K
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: bleak, emotional, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, small town, anger, murder, sex, sexuality, friendship, hate crime, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 32K
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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, strong sexual content, vengeance, gay slur, best friend, crime gone awry, teenage life, crimes, deadly, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 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, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, investigation, missing person, vandalism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, prostitute, fire, dishonesty, family relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 16K
Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, prostitute, murder, sexual relations, rape, violence, revenge, on the road, sexual abuse, unsimulated sex, obsession, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, prison, murder, redemption, crime, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, deadly, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: scary, sadistic, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, maniac, murder, incest, blood, rape, extreme violence, killing spree, prostitute, video camera, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 8K
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, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, drugged drink, necrophilia, rape, psychopath, perversion, crime, male masturbation, crimes, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 170K
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: gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, childhood, sexual abuse, court, vengeance, friendship, lawyer, juvenile delinquent, crime, haunted by the past, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.9
 24K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, prison, disfigurement, crime, police investigation, social decay, runaway, dysfunctional family, brutality, hitchhiker, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, surreal, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friends, friendship, passion, secret, love, insanity, crime, opposites attract, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 7K
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape, revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, mute, sexual abuse, killing spree, crime, gory, female killer, halloween, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, police, drug lord, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 20K
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, police investigation, drug dealing, robbery, junkie, crime, investigation, vengeance, heroin, confession, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 12K
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: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, murder, martial arts, gun, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime, support group, vigilantism, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 18K
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, serious, clever, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, crime, false accusation, whistleblower, bribery, political corruption, urban, moral dilemma, subway, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, prison life, escape, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, strangulation, rape, sex, violence, murder, psychopath, crime, gory, murderous pair, strip club ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 146K
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: dangerous attraction, lawyer, fear, family in danger, rape, revenge, prison, crime, serial killer, criminal's revenge, rapist, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.7
 207K
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: emotional, gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, desperation, surgery, guilt, death, death in the family, crimes, hit and run, mathematics, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: clever, suspense, talky, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, rape, mind game, crime, lawyer, mystery, serial killer, crumbling marriage, sexual murder, suspicion of murder, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 15K
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, suspense, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, shallow grave, bureaucracy, execution, corpse, psychiatrist, crime, police investigation, forensics ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: soviet union, russia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 67K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, infidelity, blackmail, rape, crimes, deception, danger, crime, revenge, beating, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 5K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, court, courtroom drama, hearing, prostitute, self defense, parents and children, mental illness, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, murder, violence, sexuality, politics, interview, coming out, jury, hypocrisy, sin, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 376K
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, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, death in the family, sexual abuse, childhood, vigilantism, mystery, loss of child, tragic event, guilt, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Laughing Policeman (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's tough beat for San Francisco police lieutenant Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) when he has to investigate a city bus massacre in which a madman opened machine gunfire on eight people.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, mass murder, murder, killer, bus, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, reluctant partners, crime, tough law enforcer, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crime, friendship, debt, party, swimming pool, crimes, marijuana, friends, buddies, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: maniac, murder, hostages, slasher, crime, violence spree, sexual abuse, psychopath, confined, crimes, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: usa, dallas texas, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 63K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, poisoning, organized crime, crime family, arrest, jail, stabbing, restaurant, van, psychopath, bombing, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, vengeance, stalking, killer, police, psychopath, danger, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, guilt ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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