Movies like My Friend Dahmer

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My Friend Dahmer (2017)
 6.2
 17K
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, sentimental, captivating, melancholic
Plot: sociopath, socially awkward, high school, coming of age, social outcast, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, friendship, fear, doctor patient relationship, roommate, divorce, social awkwardness, serial killer, murder, male homosexuality, teenager, dog, dancing, school, ufo, student, game, god, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, year 1991, year 1978
Place: ohio, germany, washington d.c., minnesota, pittsburgh

Most similar movies to My Friend Dahmer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and psychological films with plots about friendship, cigarette smoking, drinking, dancing, drinking alcohol, telephone call and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Horror genres. Some movies like My Friend Dahmer: Snowtown (2011), I'm Not Ashamed (2016), The Cat and the Moon (2019), Stronger (2017), Boyhood (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Snowtown (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, manipulations, murder, manipulation, suspicion, mother's boyfriend, deadly, vandalism, gang, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1998, 1990s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.
Style: christian film, based on true events, disturbing, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: high school, shooting, youth, death, plan, prom, notebook, adolescence, murder, tragic event, attack, friendship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, psychological, contemplative, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: 18 year old, friendship, teenage boy, love triangle, african american, teenager, loss of father, musician, male camaraderie, drug dealer, black american, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.9
 42K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, wheelchair, hospital, explosion, physical therapy, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2014, year 2016, year 2013, 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 7.9
 341K
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: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, boy, marital problem, divorce, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: touching, semi serious, contemplative, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, injustice, family problems, youth, family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1968
Place: usa, california, south africa, africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, rough, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, rap, profanity, teenage life, hopes, amusement park, school teacher, boss, high school life, karate, naval officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.2
 39K
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, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, golden age of porn, filmmaking, notoriety, artists and showbiz, redemption, actor's life, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: psychological, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, seduction, maid, haunted by the past, homosexuality, artists and showbiz, introspection, naivete, gardener, art, death, dirty old man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, psychological, sincere, suspense, based on true events ...
Plot: interracial friendship, human spirit, civil rights, interracial relations, activism, human rights, righting the wronged, ku klux klan, danger, court, aggression, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, melancholic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: college, student, sibling relationship, college student, death of friend, false accusation, drug use, father son relationship, 19 year old, dancing, party, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 167K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, homosexuality, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.1
 10K
Martin (1977)
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: cult film, suspenseful, scary, surreal, tense ...
Plot: vampire, radio show, murder, supernatural, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, golden years, socially awkward, violence, curse, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.3
 59K
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: rough, captivating, sentimental, based on true events, non-linear
Plot: drug addiction, teenage boy, methamphetamine, drug rehabilitation, stepmother stepson relationship, missing son, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, boy, pursuit, drug rehab ...
Place: san francisco, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.9
 135K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, prom, bullying, high school, humiliation, supernatural ability, social misfits, supernatural, stephen king, teenage life, graphic violence, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 21K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, coming of age, family relations, isolation, illness, love and romance, misfit, parents and children, human nature, parent child relationship, fall in love, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.7
 18K
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, realistic, depressing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, bloody violence, underwater, dementia, violence, feces, husband wife relationship, underwater scene, balloon, blood, gun violence, male protagonist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1933
Place: florida, usa, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, psychopath, pursuit, prank, rivalry, gang, revenge, dead teenager, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.6
 10K
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, gay club, rape, psychopath, gay, necrophilia, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: serious, sincere, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, friendship, depression, book, death, fame, poet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, minneapolis minnesota, illinois, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 6K
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 ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 2013, year 2000, year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, reconciliation, family relations, terminal illness, memory, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, illness, family, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s ...
Place: london, brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 26K
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: suspenseful, melancholic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: teenage boy, infidelity, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, coming of age, unemployed, fire, bus, golf, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: montana, idaho, washington state, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, theft, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, lgbt child, child protagonist, boy, marriage, birthday, fired from the job ...
Place: spain, philadelphia, brooklyn new york city, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, couple relations, gender, crimes, gays and lesbians, unsuccessful, couples, graphic violence, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964 ...
Place: england, europe, london, australia, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
 2K
Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, inhaler, jazz, addiction, heroin, coming of age, pianist, music, artists and showbiz, parents and children, daughter, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1974, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%