Movies like Monster's Ball

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Monster's Ball
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic, dramatic, gloomy, intense, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: redemption, racism, suicide, interracial romance, father son relationship, electric chair, death penalty, death, dysfunctional family, prison, strong sexual content, hospital, race issues, male nudity, tragedy, loneliness, small town, relationships, interracial relations, romance, depression, pornography, love affair, life & death, segregation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Sling Blade
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USA
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A Woman Under the Influence
Drama, Romance
USA
155 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Monster's Ball

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and emotional films with plots about relationships, dialogue, loneliness, drinking, storytelling, redemption and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Monster's Ball: The Mother (2003), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Moonlight Mile (2002), Jungle Fever (1991), The Waterdance (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, psychological, clever ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexuality, death, human nature, relationships, love affair, loneliness, character study, family drama, infidelity, british, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Things We Lost in the Fire
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, childhood, drugs, death, drugs/alcohol, interracial romance, drug addiction, funeral, depression, redemption, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Moonlight Mile
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: death, murder, guilt, small town, courtroom, dealing with death, tragedy, romance, starting over, life & death, relationships, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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    User:   61%
 
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Jungle Fever
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, sexual, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: interracial romance, addiction, drug abuse, infidelity, adultery, prejudice, drugs/alcohol, architect, race issues, drug addiction, drugs, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Waterdance
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 ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: realistic, clever, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, lesbian, depression, abortion, suicide, pregnancy, women, relationships, homeless, solitude, character study, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Snow Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, gloomy, melancholic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, suicide, depression, adultery, relationships, couple relations, loneliness, workplace, parents and children, death, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
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Heavy
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: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, drinking, parents and children, hospital, unfulfilled love, solitude, dialogue, romance, physical appearance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york state
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System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
Rachel Getting Married
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, wedding, guilt, psychology, divorce, marriage, storytelling, siblings relations, death, drug addiction, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii
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System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, segregation, prejudice, dysfunctional family, social differences, redemption, holocaust, teaching the ways of the world, race issues, discrimination, jews ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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    User:   56%
 
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The Good Girl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, workplace, suicide, store, depression, adultery, drinking, friendship, mental illness, death, infidelity, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
 8.0
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Sling Blade
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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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    User:   48%
 
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Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, 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: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, prostitute, addiction, redemption, romance, depression, love, suicide, prostitution, tragedy, death, alcohol abuse ...
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    User:   62%
 
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Damage
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, sexuality, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, marriage, death, dangerous attraction, pornography, relationships, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, paris france, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   43%
 
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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: realistic, touching, road movie, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, single parent, on the road, character study, starting over, loneliness, dreams, gangsters, relationships, romance, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, arizona, usa, new jersey, phoenix arizona
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System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
My Name Is Joe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, working class, soccer, drugs, realism, starting over, addiction, loneliness, debt, drinking, alcohol abuse, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
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Remember Me
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: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
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High Art
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, addiction, romance, drug abuse, photographer, love, drug addiction, drugs, drinking, heroin, drugs/alcohol, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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Blue Valentine
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, realistic, talky, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, romance, dysfunctional family, love, depression, parenthood, divorce, male nudity, death, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
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Two Lovers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, suicide attempt, jewish, mental illness, infidelity, love triangle, adultery, relationships, loneliness, love, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
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Zebrahead
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: sincere, serious, intense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, interracial romance, school, prejudice, americana, hip hop, teenager, unlikely friendships, pornography, violence, drinking ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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Snow Cake
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: small town, autism, mental illness, redemption, destiny, disability, depression, death in the family, rock, snow, psychiatry, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
Little Children
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 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: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, small town, parenthood, dysfunctional family, sexuality, marriage, pornography, child abuse, drinking, strong sexual content, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
The Accidental Tourist
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, dysfunctional family, dog, starting over, relationships, loneliness, romance, hopes, eccentricity, depression, love and romance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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 3K
Faithless
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, betrayal, loneliness, relationships, swedish, guilt, romance, love affair, marriage, parents and children, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, france, sweden, tokyo, paris france
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System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, couple relations, violence, dysfunctional family, guilt, chase, loneliness, love story, haunted by the past, happy ending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 

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Crazy/Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At Pacific Palisades High, a poor Latino falls hard for a troubled girl from the affluent neighborhood.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   44%
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American Heart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, prison, parents and children, redemption, loneliness, storytelling, hopes, life, father-son relationship, life philosophy, honest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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