Movies like My Friend Dahmer

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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, bleak, captivating, suspense, melancholic, disturbing, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: sociopath, socially awkward, coming of age, serial killer, gay, teenager, high school, social outcast, social awkwardness, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, school, friendship, bullying, fear, roommate, doctor patient relationship, awkwardness, schoolboy, life is a bitch, high school life, social problems, family problems, male rape, physical exam ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, year 1991
Place: ohio, germany, washington d.c., minnesota, pittsburgh

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Most similar movies to My Friend Dahmer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, psychological, serious and realistic films with plots about teenager, violence, cigarette smoking, family relations, teenage boy, dancing and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Horror genres. Some movies like My Friend Dahmer: Dahmer (2002), Beautiful Boy (2018), The Cat and the Moon (2019), The Best of Enemies (2019), Carrie (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape, gay club, gay, necrophilia, violence, torture, crimes, serial murder, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Beautiful Boy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son Nic, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.
Style: disturbing, captivating, rough, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: drug addiction, teenage boy, drug addict, methamphetamine, stepmother stepson relationship, addiction, father son relationship, drugs, drug rehab, missing son, divorce, sex scene ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles, new york
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100%
The Cat and the Moon (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick comes to New York to temporarily live with a jazz musician friend of his late father's named Cal while his mom is in rehab. During his time in the city, he befriends a group of kids who show him what New York has to offer.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, melancholic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: 18 year old, teenage boy, friendship, underage drinking, teenager, african american, loss of father, drug dealer, musician, love triangle, black american, male camaraderie ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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100%
The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial friendship, human spirit, civil rights, interracial relations, racism, ku klux klan, name calling, tiredness, aggression, court, anxiety, hate ...
Time: 70s, year 2005, year 1971, year 2016
Place: north carolina, usa
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43%
 5.8
 140K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: bullying, prom, high school, telekinesis, humiliation, supernatural ability, social misfits, mother daughter relationship, supernatural, teacher, revenge, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
 6.9
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, bullying, bully, teenage rape, teenage sex, violent, murder, rape, teenager, revenge, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
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41%
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Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, porn industry, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution, manipulation, sex toy, female nudity, rough sex, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, malibu california, new york ...
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41%
 6.9
 3K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female protagonist, female lawyer, friendship, opposites attract, female friendship, escapades, life is a bitch, society, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, year 1985
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.0
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Martin (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: surreal, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, serial killer, violence, curse, murder, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, golden years, zombie, socially awkward ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4K
Gacy (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, killer clown, evil clown, mind game, sexual abuse, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, life is a bitch, police detective, double life, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin
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40%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: harsh, disturbing, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, torture, domestic violence, crimes, dysfunctional family, confined, captivity, court, mentally unstable, sadism, family problems, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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40%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, melancholic, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: youth, racism, black american, friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, disney, parents and children, teenage love, urban ghetto life, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, washington d.c., africa, south africa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 8K
Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Style: disturbing, suspense, melancholic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, college, dormitory, fraternity, sibling relationship, death of friend, threat to kill, drugs, dancing, drug use, false accusation, sexism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: depressing, realistic, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, child abuse, domestic violence, small town, single parent, gay teenager, dysfunctional family, abusive stepfather, friendship, childhood, stepfather stepson relationship, teenager ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, washington state, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa ...
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39%
 6.8
 88K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, underage drinking, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, friends, mother daughter relationship, marijuana, kids in trouble, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
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39%
 4.7
 21K
Capone (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Style: factual, depressing, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, excrement, feces, dementia, violence, bloody violence, husband wife relationship, syphilis, male protagonist, balloon, tax evasion, federal agent ...
Time: 1940s, year 1931, year 1933
Place: florida, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 29K
Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, unemployment, teenage boy, coming of age, husband wife relationship, parents and children, bus, fired from the job, family relations, marital separation, loss of job, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1960
Place: montana, washington state, idaho, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, adoption, vengeance, childhood, family relations, loss of son, family problems, family in crisis, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: slasher, macabre, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, female nudity, threesome, skinny dipping, bullying, murder, school bully, teenager, murder of a nude woman, teenage murderer, dead teenager, rape ...
Time: 70s
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39%
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Excision (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Alienated teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her mother and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social outcast, dysfunctional family, body horror, high school, sister sister relationship, surgeon, mentally unstable, social relations, mentally unstable protagonist, teacher, obsession, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gardener, friendship, lgbt, homosexual, depression, life & death, adaptation, loneliness, frankenstein, maid ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system (which is unlike being born with AIDS). As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, illness, family relations, isolation, parent child relationship, misfit, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, teenage crush, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: suspense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, small town, profiler, supernatural, psycho killer, murderer, investigation, violence, stalking, sociopath ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
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39%
 5.6
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Share (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, social
Plot: rape, underage drinking, teenage girl, mystery, teenager, one night stand, social problems, memory lapse, high school, family relations, assault, memory loss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, sad ...
Plot: friendship, homeless, husband wife relationship, kindness, marriage, christian, homelessness, infidelity, adultery, family relations, forgiveness, relationships ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 5K
Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: cult leader, life sentence, serial killer, hippie, female nudity, prison, manipulation, confined, cult, serial murder, female assassin, guilt ...
Time: year 1969, year 2017, year 2014, year 2009
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 11K
El Angel (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, psychological, homoerotic
Plot: homoeroticism, psychopath, murder, gay, police, violence, money, teenage boy, lgbt, gay interest, serial killer, friendship ...
Time: year 1971, 70s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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38%
Black Circle Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man moves to a new town after experiencing a tragedy and becomes involved with a gang of Satan-worshipping teens who believe they have supernatural powers. But by the time he realises he’s in too deep, it may be too late to escape.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, gang, occult, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, leadership, social decay, society, youth, teenage life, friendship, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Chocolate War (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates.
Style: surreal, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chocolate, teenager, coming of age, preparatory school, teacher student relationship, peer pressure, catholic school, boxing, catholic, lonely, little boy, high school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%