Movies like Party Monster

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Party Monster (2003)
 6.3
 14K
Party Monster (2003)
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: serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing, surreal, talky, offbeat, enigmatic, interesting, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, party, police, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, money, murder, unlikely criminals, investigation, drug addict, downfall, hotel, birthday, nightclub, arrest, hallucination, injection, costume, donut, life is a bitch, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas, grand central station manhattan new york city, california ...

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Most similar movies to Party Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about drugs, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, drug abuse, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Party Monster: Blow (2001), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Dahmer (2002), Sugar Hill (1993), Veronica Guerin (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 226K
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, drug cartel, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 9K
Dahmer (2002)
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, psychological, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, necrophilia, perversion, psychopath, drugged drink, rape, animal life, deadly, introspection, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
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: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: rough, emotional, realistic, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, love and romance, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 96K
Alpha Dog (2006)
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: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, crime, shot to death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 17K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, drug addiction, coming of age, college, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, drug dealing, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 20K
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, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, youth, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.9
 18K
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: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, rising to stardom, self destructing, rise and fall, society, overdose, human spirit, celebrity culture, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: talky, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, heist, drug dealing, murder, robbery, crime, teenage life, buddies, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 1K
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, celebrity culture, down on your luck, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, rise and fall, society, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: realistic, clever, biting, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, corruption, greed, yuppie, hotshot hero, millionaire, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, las vegas, geneva switzerland, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 29K
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: serious, captivating, tense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, hip hop, chase, drug dealing, gang, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 14K
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, humorous, harsh ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, hip hop, heroin, drug abuse, friendship, rehabilitation, overdose, going straight, partners, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 4K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: cycling, murder, wall street, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, ambition, urban, society, investigation, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
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: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, heroin, police investigation, junkie, violence, confession, cocaine, drug dealing, porn star, robbery, crime, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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: bleak, serious, captivating, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, murder, writer's life, student life, mental illness, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, overdose, robbery, friendship, motel, addiction, thief, loss of friend, group therapy, junkie, superstition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 175
Godmoney (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A streetwise young man leaves his sordid past behind, moving from New York to the Los Angeles suburbs to start a simple, honest life. When he meets a small-time drug dealer with insatiable ambition, his past returns to haunt him.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, drug dealing, crimes, supernatural ability, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, wizards and magicians, friends, addiction, starting over, urban, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 7K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: addiction, cocaine, drug abuse, undercover cop, paranoia, sex, theft, heroin, small town, police investigation, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, montana, houston texas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, pregnancy, crime, drug dealing, urban ghetto, rivalry, going straight, wall street, yuppie, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 33K
Bully (2001)
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, realistic, stylized, gloomy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, rivalry, teenage rape, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, teenage sex, crimes, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.8
 64
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, chaos and mayhem, society, friends, drug abuse, crimes, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 15K
The Informers (2008)
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, sincere, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, kidnapping, couples, couple relations, clubbing, lifestyle, showbiz, nightlife, dysfunctional family, cocaine, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 187K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 35K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, stylized, disturbing, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: prison, brutality, stabbing, convict, murder, judge, drug use, prostitute, criminal, nightclub, tattoo, trial ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 7K
Playing God (1997)
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, haunted by the past, mind game, surgeon, drug addict, fbi, gangsters, crime, rivalry, addiction, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
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, touching, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chess, african american, revenge, drug dealing, drug lord, crime, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%