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Party Monster (2003)
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose to the top... and there was no place to go but down.
Style: stylized, serious, disturbing, surreal, talky, realistic, clever, enigmatic, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: gay, drug addiction, addiction, gays and lesbians, drugs, friends, drug abuse, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, social misfits, drug addict, drug dealing, ambition, artists and showbiz, society, murder, aids, friendship between men, hallucination, party, police, reality, stereotypes, money, nightclub ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...

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Most similar movies to Party Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and harsh films with plots about life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, brutality, drugs, redemption and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Party Monster: Blow (2001), Basquiat (1996), Less Than Zero (1987), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Permanent Midnight (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, depressing, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug abuse, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug cartel, cocaine, friendship, drug use, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, southern california ...
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50%
 6.9
 21K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, drug abuse, painter, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
 6.4
 20K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: sexy, stylized, road movie, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, drugs, friendship, drug addict, addiction, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, college student ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, drug addict, redemption, coming of age, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: intense, depressing, factual, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 39K
Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, rough ...
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, drug addict, stripper, methamphetamine, older woman younger woman relationship, drugged, addiction, drug trip, strong sexual content, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, intense, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, murder, investigation, strong female character, crimes, justice, corruption, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
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100%
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, drug overdose, adolescence, anguish, antisocial behavior, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.2
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 25K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 16K
Gridlock'd (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being ...
Style: humorous, talky, harsh, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, heroin, hip hop, drug abuse, drugs, murder, brutality, culture clash, crime gone awry, justice, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 5K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 35K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 103K
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, disturbing, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, sex scene, friendship, gangsters, youth, society, drug dealer, crime gone awry, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: road movie, sexy, tense, talky, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, junkie, drugs, crimes, drug addiction, murder, drug abuse, heist, drug addict, brutality, violence, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 22K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, dark, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, heroin, police investigation, junkie, crimes, addiction, violence, drug addiction, drugs, serial killer, drug addict, porn star ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, drugs, drug dealing, ambition, life is a bitch, partners, buddies, couple relations, addiction, couples, confined, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, venice, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.9
 17K
The Informers (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.
Style: sexy, stylized, bad ending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, kidnapping, drug abuse, hollywood, female nudity, sex scene, multiple storylines, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, couple relations, child abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 5K
Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bicycle, stock market, murder, bicycle race, father son relationship, attempted murder, guilt, drug dealer, riches to rags, money, riding a bicycle, wall street ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: factual, intense, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, infidelity, adultery, actor's life, addiction, character study, serial killer, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, social decay, vengeance, disability, society, crimes, track down, murder, mental illness, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 75
Flick (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, going straight, police corruption, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, society, life is a bitch, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, organized crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.7
 9K
Rush (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down ...
Style: realistic, neo noir, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: addiction, undercover cop, drug addiction, drugs, paranoia, heroin, drug abuse, cocaine, drug addict, small town, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, montana, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: journalism, gangsters, murder, crimes, tragic hero, law enforcement, uncover truth, drug abuse, drug cartel, rise and fall, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 680K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 92K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 4K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intense, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, lust, rags to riches, greed, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 22K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sentimental, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, fashion, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, female nudity, mentor, socialite, rise and fall, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%