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, cult film, enigmatic, interesting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, party, police, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, money, murder, unlikely criminals, investigation, drug addict, downfall, hotel, birthday, nightclub, injection, arrest, hallucination, costume, donut, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, 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 stylized films with plots about addiction, drug abuse, crimes, brutality, mentor, life is a bitch and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Party Monster: Blow (2001), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Dahmer (2002), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Pinero (2001). 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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug cartel, drug abuse, gangsters, drug addiction, organized crime, friendship, drug use, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: clever, biting, captivating, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, ambition, success, corruption, cons and scams, yuppie, wall street, greed, hotshot hero, american dream, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1983, year 1987
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, mediterranean sea, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, macabre, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay, psychopath, rape, necrophilia, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, introspection, human nature, violence ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, 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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, antisocial behavior, juvenile delinquency, friends, anguish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 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: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, rising to stardom, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, society, human nature, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, price of justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, going straight, gang, life is a bitch, siblings relations, addiction, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, cocaine, decadence, addiction, youth, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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, death, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, disturbing, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, destructive relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, drug dealing, heist, murder, robbery, crime, youth, buddies, small time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ 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, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, hip hop, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, society, rise and fall, self destructing, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, ambition, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, tense, captivating, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, gang, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: murder, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, crime, crimes, drug abuse, tragic hero, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, price of justice ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, porn star, crime, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ 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, going straight, friendship, rehabilitation, overdose, partners, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: vengeance, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, fighting crime, social decay, parents and children, track down, crimes, crime, addiction, society, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, wall street, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, overdose, robbery, friendship, motel, addiction, thief, loss of friend, hat, junkie, superstition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, working undercover, drug dealing, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, student life, sexual tension, writer's life, lifestyle, friends, murder, gay, mental illness ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1944
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: cycling, murder, wall street, fish out of water, friends, urban ghetto, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, city life, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, montana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: bus, crime, supernatural ability, criminal heroes, crimes, teenage life, hitman, redemption, friends, wizards and magicians, addiction, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, southern california
⇓ 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, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, rivalry, gay slur, teenage rape, teenage sex, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, social decay, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters, going straight, chaos and mayhem, law enforcement, friends, society, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, addiction ...
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, disturbing, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, drug abuse, kidnapping, couples, couple relations, clubbing, showbiz, lifestyle, nightlife, dysfunctional family, cocaine, father son 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: organized crime, gangsters, tragic hero, disco, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1955 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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