Movies like Monster 2014

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Monster (2014)
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Monster (2014)
Original name: 몬스터
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho bitch” in her neighborhood. Bok-Soon’s relatively peaceful life with her sister is disrupted when they cross paths with a serial killer named Tae-Soo (Lee Min-ki). Tae-Soo kills Bok-Soon’s sister because she may have stumbled upon the truth of his murderous lifestyle. Bok-Soon’s rage consumes her completely, leading her to plot her revenge on Tae Soo.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, vengeance, police investigation, murder, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, hitman, law enforcement, contests and competitions, assassination, criminal heroes, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, danger and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Monster: Crosshairs (2013), Bad Country (2014), The Prodigy (2005), Body Armour (2007), Absolute Deception (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crosshairs (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hired to enact revenge on a man who savagely beat a beautiful Russian débutant, Jack Verlaine is pressed between his newly acquired job and a persistent man named, Brill, who offers him a chance to advance higher in his seedy career. But when an ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, hitman, assassin, sex trafficking, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, estrangement, prostitution, cover up, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 5.8
 9K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, snitch, informant, swamp, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.3
 907
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, murder, assassin, empire, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.0
 991
Body Armour (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A burned-out bodyguard is hired to protect the man he hates the most: an international assassin who destroyed his career and ruined his life. Forced to put his personal feelings on hold, the bodyguard must use all his skills and years of experience ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: assassin, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, gunfight, murder, vengeance, heroes, graphic violence, assassination, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: special agents, murder, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, dishonesty, journalism, law enforcement, couple relations, empire, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, hitman, mystery, special agents, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, swat team, armed forces, criminal heroes, fbi agent, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.3
 501
Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder, dishonesty, serial killer, dangerous attraction, who done it, femme fatale, law enforcement, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 701
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, dark
Plot: serial killer, mystery, mind game, who done it, murder, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, wedding, psychopath, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 4.7
 607
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, police investigation, mind game, siblings relations, track down, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, vigilantism, prison life, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, confined, police investigation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.5
 422
Exit to Hell (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of stick-up kids rob a mafia run strip club and head for the border but when they enter the town of Redstone, they find that crime is a dish best served cold! Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) takes the title role as Sheriff Slade ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, cannibalism, serial killer, theft, stripper, cannibal, injustice, drugs, deadly, sickle, gun action
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 3K
Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, vengeance, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, hollywood, partners against crime, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, vengeance, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, murder, who done it, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 389
Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychologist, texas ranger, murder, kidnapping, obsession, woman in danger, police detective, criminal psychologist, psychopath, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 464
Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to ...
Style: serious, experimental, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: aids, conspiracy, journalism, crimes, gambling, rivalry, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement, on the run, graphic violence, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, adventure, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, law enforcement, murder, ghost, ninja ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Killers 2: The Beast (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, criminal heroes, crimes, murder, vengeance, confined, rivalry, dangerous animal, drug dealing, gangsters, doctor, female fighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 10K
If You Knew Me (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Sathyadev, who is on a career break, is forced to put on his cop shoes ones again to save Thenmozhi, a young woman who is the target of a criminal organ harvesting group, led by a ghost from his past.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, self discovery, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, murder, villain, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, psychological, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, prison life, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, prison, woman in danger, manipulation, rivalry, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 5K
Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, violence, death, reporter, violent, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 870
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, police investigation, vengeance, animal life, law enforcement, mystery, obsessive quest, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, usa, alaska, san francisco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.6
 476
Vigilante (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Luke is viciously attacked and his fiancée is raped and murdered, he pledges to train himself in deadly hand to hand combat and use it against any wrong doers who dare to cross his path.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: martial arts, assassination, vengeance, murder, rivalry, police corruption, track down, dishonesty, frame up, vigilantism, crimes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, race against time, forced into action, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, heroes, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.3
 285
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mother daughter conflict, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, injustice, law enforcement, mother son relationship, murder, domineering mother, rebellious daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Behzat Ç.: I Buried You in My Heart (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An aggressive police officer tries to solve the mystery behind consecutive murders. While doing so, he must fight against his inner demons.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, murder, who done it, serial killer, crimes, fighting crime, mystery, graphic violence, police, tough law enforcer, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: mind bending, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, crimes, murder, beauty pageant, child abuse, riddles and clues, woman in danger, small town life, small town, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, family relations, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, partners, save the day, track down, murder, gangsters, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Another Public Enemy (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Things start to heat up when public prosecutor Kang takes on the case of Han Sang-woo, a former high school classmate and the future chairman of the Myung-Sun Foundation. Despite his innocent facade, Kang's old friend looks to be guilty of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, lawyer, vengeance, rivalry, martial arts, spoiled brat, graphic violence, escapades, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 535
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, hostage, police brutality, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%