Movies like Party Monster

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Party Monster (2003)
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Party Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
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, offbeat, serious, realistic, enigmatic, surreal, disturbing, talky, interesting, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, murder, drugs, drug addiction, gay, social misfits, crime, friends, drug dealing, aids, rise and fall, urban, celebrity culture, mentor, donut, costume, injection, arrest, nightclub, birthday, hotel, police, money, hallucination ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, california, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...

Most similar movies to Party Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, brutality, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe and drinking mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Party Monster: Blow (2001), Alpha Dog (2006), Empire (2002), Quicksilver (1986), Veronica Guerin (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blow
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: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston ...
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crime, marijuana, friendship, drinking, violence, drugs/alcohol, murder, greed, drugs, gangsters, weed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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System:   66%
    User:   79%
 
 6.0
 7K
Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 5.6
 4K
Quicksilver
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: buddies, gang, crime, mentor, juvenile delinquency, urban, voodoo, destiny, catastrophe, downfall, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
Veronica Guerin
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: emotional, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, crime, gangsters, murder, investigation, justice, irish, corruption, revenge, assassination, brutality, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
 18K
Basquiat
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, serious, rough, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, artist, art, heroin, drugs, friendship, mentor, overdose, creativity, homeless, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
 5.6
 7K
Playing God
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
Kill Your Darlings
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, mental illness, drinking, drugs, coming of age, gay, poetry, rebellion, drugs/alcohol, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new york, usa, campus, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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Bad Lieutenant
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, rape, crime, corruption, violence, drug addiction, drinking, drug abuse, addiction, police, heroin, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 11K
Fresh
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: crime, chess, coming of age, revenge, childhood, death, drugs, drug addiction, violence, father son relationship, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
Menace II Society
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: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
American Gangster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, police corruption, organized crime, mafia, mentor, heroin, rise and fall, gangster, corruption, undercover cop, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, harlem, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Another Day in Paradise
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: talky, realistic, tense, serious, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: crime, violence, drug abuse, addiction, murder, drugs, brutality, drug addiction, drinking, heroin, crime gone awry, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
 5.0
 15K
The Informers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, hollywood, kidnapping, sex, americana, dysfunctional family, drugs, city life, aids, nightlife, urban, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
 5.6
 76K
The Bling Ring
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, obsession, juvenile delinquency, high school, drugs/alcohol, greed, teenagers, thief, stupidity, unlikely criminals, burglary, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 6.0
 8K
Belly
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, hip hop, drugs, buddies, gangster, betrayal, violence, urban, life philosophy, going straight, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 5.6
 8K
Dahmer
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, scary, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, violence, slasher, psychopath, blood, pornography, cannibalism, brutality, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   100%
 
The Basketball Diaries
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 7.3
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The General
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: stylized, clever, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, irish, gangsters, gangster, organized crime, master criminal, rise and fall, moral ambiguity, brutality, police investigation, violence, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 6.4
 1K
Pinero
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, creativity, poetry, drinking, prison, death, hip hop, social misfits, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 6.6
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Auto Focus
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: psychological, serious, gloomy, sexual, dark ...
Plot: obsession, addiction, friendship, pornography, murder, infidelity, male nudity, drugs, hollywood, sex addict, actor's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.5
 5K
Q & A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, investigation, murder, corruption, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, police investigation, gangster, lawyer, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 6.4
 16K
Less Than Zero
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: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, friendship, drugs, high school, downfall, drinking, self discovery, adaptation, book, weed ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
 6.9
 18K
Clockers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, drugs, mentor, violence, brutality, parents and children, organized crime, urban, hip hop, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 7.0
 32K
Bully
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, vengeance, sexual abuse, crime gone awry, bullying, coming of age, drugs, violence, rape, teenager, male nudity, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland
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, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, violence, vengeance, addiction, investigation, drugs, drug addiction, brutality, revenge, drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Keys to Tulsa
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: crime, love triangle, dysfunctional family, death, crimes, dialogue, drug dealing, nudity (topless - notable), journalism, pornography, stereotypes, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, interesting, talky ...
Plot: murder, crime, voodoo, culture clash, investigation, small town, gay, lawyer, courtroom, gays and lesbians, book, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 7.3
 120K
Monster
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, disturbing, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, prostitution, rape, sexual abuse, murder, prostitute, death penalty, mental illness, lesbian, betrayal, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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