Movies and TV shows like Monster

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Monster (2004)
 8.6
 20K
Monster (2004)
Original name: MONSTER
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, psychological, captivating, seinen, bleak
Plot: doctor, murder, moral dilemma, mastermind, hospital, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, track down, society, crimes, investigator, police detective, german, life is a bitch, choice, manipulations, orphanage, human experiment, monster, surgery, mystery, manipulation, evidence, injury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe

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Most similar movies to Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and rough films and TV series with plots about danger, murder, crimes, rivalry, deadly, death and blood mostly in Animation, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Monster: Death Note (2006), Paranoia Agent (2004), Terror in Resonance (2014), Black Butler (2008), Danganronpa: The Animation (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.0
 231K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, secret identity, intelligence, anti heroes, supernatural, supernatural ability, law enforcement, serial killer, vigilante, teenage life, police detective ...
Place: japan
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100%
 8.1
 10K
Paranoia Agent (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil' Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, investigation, murder, who done it, mind game, partners against crime, danger, law enforcement, police detective, monster, serial killer, deadly ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, touching, tragic ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, human experiment, orphan, terrorism, hacker, tragic hero, anti hero, tragedy, terrorist, anti heroes, police, dysfunctional family ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 7K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, demon, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, murder, aristocracy, evil force, queen ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Danganronpa: The Animation (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Being just a normal student without a special talent, Makoto Naegi wins a lottery to attend the prestigious Hope's Peak Academy where only the top prodigies attend. However, instead of this being the beginning of a wonderful high school life, ...
Style: tense, semi serious, exciting, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, rivalry, murder, high school, life turned upside down, confined, who done it, intrigue, mysterious character, captivity, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, supernatural, dark past, paranormal phenomena, investigation, danger, transformation, fate of humanity, top secret, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 288
Madlax (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Madlax is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2004 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Madlax and the soundtrack was composed by Yuki Kajiura. The DVD version was released by ADV Films in North America ...
Style: serious, stylized, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, on the run, undercover, heroic mission, heroes, good versus evil, crimes, government agency, deadly, mind game, riddles and clues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
91 Days (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: mafia, violence, tragedy, gunfight, gangsters, betrayal, murder, brutality, prohibition era, family, revenge, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 2K
Noir (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, mercenary, amnesia, female warrior, uncover truth, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, identity crisis, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, corsica, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gunslinger Girl (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Social Welfare Agency saves the lives of terminal patients using cybernetic implants. Then it teaches them to kill. After surviving the slaughter of her family, young Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a rebuilt body and no ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past, female killer, young heroes, undercover, government agency, youth, exploit, exploitation, manipulation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 12K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: adventure, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, imaginary, suffering, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, heroes, female warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, intense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, kidnapping, danger, teenage life, adventure, escapades, undercover, youth, assassination attempt, group of criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 12K
Mushi-Shi (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as "Mushi". Their existence and appearance are ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Plot: nature, legends and myths, mysterious character, supernatural, adventure, ghost, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, supernatural ability, escapades, mystery ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Psychic Detective Yakumo (2010)
Genre: Animation, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In order to help a friend possessed by a spirit, Ozawa Haruka knocks on the door of her university's movie research association. There she meets Saitou Yakumo, a rude, unkempt young man with a red left eye, who is said to have spiritual powers. ...
Style: serious, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, mysterious place, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, college life, student life, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, survival, young heroes, uncover truth, life turned upside down, false accusation, contests and competitions, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, massacre, confined ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
428: The Animation (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Two years ago, Shibuya was ravaged by a biological terrorist attack using the deadly Ua virus. Maria Osawa was saved when her father inoculated her against the virus, but is left with partial amnesia from the shock. She works as a cameraman when ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: terrorism, assassination attempt, danger, deadly, leadership, assassin, escapades, journalism, terrorist group, war on terror, save the day, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 383
Golgo 13 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, hitman, danger, crimes, tough heroes, murder, mission, assassination, attempted murder, terrorism, agent, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Batman: Black and White (2008)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: This Black and White TV series features Batman and his adventures in Gotham city.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating
Plot: superhero, hidden identity, good versus evil, fighting crime, society, mystery, crimes, escapades, murder, riddles and clues, batman, gotham city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 30K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: split personality, gore, supernatural, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, mutant, supernatural ability, sadism, social misfits, memory loss, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been conscripted against his will to be the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hospital, gangsters, assassination, rivalry, assassination attempt, on the run, danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, deadly, chases and races ...
Place: japan, china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 950
Black Cat (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Train Heartnet is a famous assassin known as Black Cat. He works for Chronos, an organization that secretly controls the world. However, he begins to question the morality of his actions after he befriends two bounty hunters named Saya and Sven, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, adventure, danger, couple relations, hitman, heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, tough heroes, mercenary, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on Takao Saito's graphic novel, Golgo 13 is Japan's most celebrated and notorious assassin, and a man as adept with a rifle as he is with the ladies. He meets his match here in Queen Bee, the leader of a South American liberation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, femme fatale, mysterious character, track down, terrorism, violence spree, chase, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Place: japan, asia, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Promised Neverland (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough ...
Plot: murder, survival, vengeance, adventure, distopia, friendship, dark fantasy, demon, death, violence, crimes, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.6
 247
Mezzo DSA (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Mezzo DSA is a 13-episode anime series created by Yasuomi Umetsu and the first not to be licensed by Anime Works, but instead licensed by ADV Films. It is a follow up to the 2001 OVA Mezzo Forte.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: androids and robots, crimes, danger, violence, mission, crime, gun, bullet, car, partner
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 4K
Kite (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Sawa may seem innocent and naive, but don’t be fooled. She is a cold-blooded killer, and if you’re on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target. Not content to just watch as the imperfect justice system lets more and more criminals ...
Style: hentai, adult animation, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: orphan, hitman, psychopath, pedophilia, rape, vengeance, police detective, investigation, police investigation, chase, good versus evil, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, future, 1990s, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Rune Ballot is a down-and-out teen prostitute in Mardock City. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell who gives her everything she could want. Renewed by a false innocence, a false past, and now the false life Shell ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, vengeance, starting over, androids and robots, cyberpunk, crimes, artificial intelligence, heroes, rivalry, deadly, woman in danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, track down, adventure, rivalry, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, deadly, monk, schoolgirl, murder ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Happy Sugar Life (2018)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Satou Matsuzaka, a girl who has never loved anyone before, falls in love with a girl named Shio Koube. The two girls are drawn to each other, and begin a happy life together. Satou won't let anyone endanger their new life, and would do anything ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, psychological thriller
Plot: female psychopath, obsession, dysfunctional family, murder, teenage boy, dark past, dark secret, insanity, borderline personality disorder, delusion, secret, troubled past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 2K
Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two "handymen" known as "Benriya" who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia -- for a good price. After an assignment from police the ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, seinen ...
Plot: murder, prostitution, gang, mafia, violence, gunfight, teamwork, massacre, betrayal, secret organization, criminal, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 1K
Boogie (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on the comic "Boogie, el aceitoso".In a city where crime rules the streets, Boogie shows up. only to make things brutally worse. A hired thug, with a blatant disregard for human life – especially those that are less fortunate, and ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, negotiation, violence, femme fatale, murder, danger, frame up, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%