Movies like Monster's Ball

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Monster's Ball (2001)
 7.1
 91K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, compassionate, dark, tense ...
Audience: adult
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, interracial romance, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, death row, interracial sex, redemption, eviction, suicide, african american, sex scene, execution, prison guard, sex, nude, white male black female relationship, relationships, prejudice, female nudity, anger, depression, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa

Most similar movies to Monster's Ball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and touching films with plots about relationships, redemption, dialogue, mentor, loneliness, storytelling and honest mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Monster's Ball: Little Children (2006), Sling Blade (1996), Sophie's Choice (1982), Japanese Story (2003), The Messenger (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 113K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sexy, disturbing, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, adult
Plot: infidelity, adultery, housewife, love affair, small town, sexual pleasure, extramarital affair, cheating wife, dysfunctional family, suburbs, strong sexual content, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, boston, usa
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100%
 8.0
 95K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: serious, neo noir, touching, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: manly
Plot: small town, friendship, dysfunctional family, murder, redemption, mental institution, death threat, father figure, mental illness, homosexual, domestic violence, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: sad, depressing, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, against humanity, concentration camp, mental illness, nazi, wartime life, tragedy, relationships, loneliness, obsession, writers ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: culture clash, love story, desert, interracial relations, interracial romance, stranded, road trip, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couples, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, tokyo, japan, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 36K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: touching, depressing, sincere, bleak, sad ...
Audience: date night
Plot: war, military, soldier, loneliness, redemption, honest, character study, bereavement, human nature, officer, wartime, relationships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, iraq, bosnia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 19K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, controversial ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, african american, racism, society, drug addiction, love affair, drugs, prejudice, relationships, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, africa, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 150K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: relationships, love, suicide, death in the family, 9/11, love story, teenager, young love, love and romance, twists and turns, dealing with death, parenthood ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 1991, year 2001, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, gambling, marriage, love, jealousy, small town, interracial relations, human spirit, family problems, injustice, dysfunctional family, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: touching, depressing, sincere, gloomy, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, grief, haunted by the past, love and romance, loss of spouse, character study, best friend, childhood, starting over, coping ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, melancholic, sexual, sad ...
Plot: addiction, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prostitute, prostitution, casino, love, depression, alcoholic, tragedy, self destructing, suicide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 201K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, touching, romantic, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, adult
Plot: marriage, dysfunctional family, depression, couple relations, lust, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, love story, marital problem, relationships, strong sexual content, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: romantic, touching, sexy, light, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, immigrants, culture clash, interracial relations, racial prejudice, stereotypes, honest, love affair, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1990
Place: mississippi, africa, uganda, india, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, emotional, talky ...
Plot: disability, friendship, paraplegic, rehabilitation, life philosophy, love and romance, human spirit, human nature, society, hopes, physical disability, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, loneliness, depression, women, sadness, dating, character study, interracial relations, single parent, illness, lgbt, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: sincere, emotional, stylized, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: racism, gay husband, gay, crumbling marriage, suburbs, friendship, housewife, forbidden love, prejudice, homosexuality, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 20th century
Place: connecticut, miami, usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 14K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, bad ending ...
Plot: murder, guilt, friendship, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, fall in love, death in the family, family problems, dysfunctional family, grief, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 5K
Heavy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: realistic, touching, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: small town, food, loneliness, restaurant, workplace, self discovery, bittersweet, hospital, nude, waitress, seduction, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, road movie, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, discrimination, interracial relations, racial segregation, social differences, injustice, life is a bitch, society, youth, teaching the ways of the world, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, depressing, heartbreaking, bleak, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: adultery, marriage, abortion, mental illness, infidelity, dysfunctional family, depression, death of wife, under the surface, suburbs, family problems, existentialism ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: california, usa, paris france, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, talky, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, women, pregnancy, lawyer, family relations, mother daughter relationship, existentialism, manipulation, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, extramarital affair ...
Time: year 1973, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 9K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, adult
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, love, forbidden love, relationships, age difference, erotica, obsession, infidelity, bittersweet, incest, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: new jersey, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 5K
The Mother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: erotic, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, love affair, mother daughter relationship, older woman younger man sex, stepmother stepson relationship, relationships, secrets, infidelity, women, loneliness, dysfunctional family ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: psychological, emotional, erotic, sexy, talky ...
Plot: couples, haunted by the past, loneliness, redemption, character study, brutality, justice, self destructing, tennis, writers, loss of child, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, year 1944, year 1998, 20th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, new jersey, usa, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.9
 10K
Othello (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, tense, sexy, visually appealing ...
Plot: interracial relations, shakespeare, black man white woman relationship, betrayal, racism, murder, tragedy, jealousy, tragic love, revenge, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, 16th century, middle ages
Place: england, venice, italy, europe, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 1K
Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, harsh, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, hip hop, interracial romance, high school, forbidden love, racism, teenager, prejudice, school, friendship, childhood, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: realistic, touching, sexy, poignant, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, waitress, small town, truancy, love, women, mother daughter relationship, friendship, desert, bittersweet, single mother, sexualized violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, argentina, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: emotional, stylized, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, marriage, friendship, adultery, love affair, cheating wife, betrayal, lust, cheating, forbidden love, character study ...
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son is determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: waitress, widow, diner, self discovery, single mother, arizona desert, relationships, suburbs, friendship, mother, children, road trip ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona, california, new jersey, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 11K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, addiction, photographer, drugs, sexuality, drug addiction, art, love, couples, lgbtq, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: talky, intense, stylized, touching, psychological ...
Plot: abusive husband, starting over, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, love affair, life is a bitch, self discovery, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%