Movies like My Friend Dahmer

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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Genre: Drama
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.
Plot: sociopath, divorce, social outcast, high school, coming of age, serial killer, homosexuality, murder, dog, dancing, school, student, game, lawyer, friendship, fishing, food, marijuana, politics, prom, photographer, running, gun, masturbation, singing ...
Time: year 1991, year 1978
Place: washington d.c., ohio

Most similar movies to My Friend Dahmer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking, friendship, friend, telephone call, mother son relationship, cigarette smoking and drink mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Friend Dahmer: Boyhood (2014), About Alex (2014), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), 12 and Holding (2005), James White (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, high school, boy, abusive husband, parenting, divorced parents, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2003, year 2005 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, disagreement, introspection, college graduate, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, friends, unsupportive friend, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
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75%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, society, social relations, death in the family, microphone, party, drink, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Plot: sense of smell, french, terminal illness, coffee, vomiting, bikini, gay, black american, reading a book, panic, shopping mall, memory ...
Time: year 1983
Place: mexico, manhattan new york city
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61%
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About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: teenager, lgbt, single mother, lesbian, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, hate, skateboard, therapy, sarcasm, drink ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, eviction, infidelity, couple relations, city life, parents and children, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 7K
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.
Plot: student, college, fraternity, sibling relationship, underwear, drug use, american flag, violence, brother brother relationship, sex, female nudity, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: college, friendship, coming of age, redemption, showbiz, hopes, world, partners, buddies, youth, best friends, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 1983
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: small town, teenage life, innocence lost, small town life, family problems, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, dysfunctional character, social relations, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, rough, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, cocaine, coach, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 135
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: teenager, hospital, parking lot, male nudity, ulcer, adultery, infidelity, swimming, video camera, theft, teenage boy, liar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: high school, catholic school, catholic, boxing, chocolate, student, manipulations, gang, politics, underdog, power relations, money raising ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
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King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, youth, teenage life, friends, crimes, adventure, calling for help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Plot: small town, solace, iphone, slamming a door, following someone, coughing, hit with a rock, threat to kill, watching television, protest, pain, swing set ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
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The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: infidelity, erection, working class, midlife crisis, friendship, battle of the sexes, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, hopes, couples, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: serious, sincere, surreal, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, school, gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, single parent, youth, isolation, teenage life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stephanie Daley (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stephanie collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that the blood is the after-effects of giving birth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, sexual relations, family relations, teenage life, family problems, couples, deadly, youth, investigation, parents and children, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Plot: lesbian interest, flirting, loneliness, affair, dysfunctional relationship, horse, whistling, father daughter relationship, eyeglasses, drinking, beer, dancing ...
Time: year 1959, year 1966, year 1918, year 1975, 2010s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, first love, high school life, social misfits, adolescence, shyness, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: graduation, christmas, coming of age, friendship, small town, innocence lost, basketball, jealousy, funeral, self discovery, coach, american dream ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: magnifying glass, runaway, swing set, headache, lake, 12 year old, hammock, power outage, boat, friendship between women, reno nevada, theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Plot: coming out, gay, bisexual, marijuana, lgbt teen, homosexuality, prostitution, statue of liberty, hymn, bumper car, hospital bed, gay sex ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Plot: coming of age, youtube, orchestra conductor, social media, teenage girl, middle school, adolescence, single father, teen angst, bravery, baseball, best friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, self discovery, youth, americana, society, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, st. louis missouri, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, urban, society, working class, americana, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, suburbs, single parent, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, virginia, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, suburbs, anorexia, unfaithful wife, addiction, wealthy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Exploding Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On a summer break from college, Ivy, a young epileptic woman, struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, disability, introspection, young lovers, romance, student life, love and romance, looking for love, lovers apart, youth, friends, dance studio ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mall (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Malcom's done with his life. Only the noise of Crystal Meth gives him a reason to keep going - everything else it has long regardless. Equipped with a bag full of weapons and self-made bombs, he makes his way to the nearby mall to really stir ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, realistic
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, youth, shopping mall, rock, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, drugs/alcohol, dull life, wrong place wrong time, isolation, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 6K
Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: landlord tenant relationship, best friend, friendship, dessert, store, introvert, knee injury, rejection, new york city skyline, male friendship, dance club, playing a video game ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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