Movies like Monster

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Monster (2018)
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Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating
Plot: teenager, murder, innocence, imprisonment, fighting the system, fight for justice, social issues, social injustice, teenage life, crimes, criminal, injustice, life is a bitch, social problems, society, showdown, social relations, school, guilty

Most similar movies to Monster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, society, murder, life is a bitch, crime, deadly and injustice mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Monster: The Stoker (2010), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), As Night Comes (2014), Prison Song (2001), An Act of War (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Stoker (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult ...
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: criminal, social problems, social relations, crimes, writers, writer's life, society, crime boss, coitus, female nudity, snow, bare breasts ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: st. petersburg russia
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, society, crimes, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, injustice, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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76%
 4.0
 217
As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, gang, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, chaos and mayhem, crime, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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61%
 6.3
 609
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, injustice, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, musician's life, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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An Act of War (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Battling insomnia and undiagnosed PTSD, a war veteran works nights as a projectionist at a decrepit theater. While struggling to adapt to civilian life, he soon finds himself tangled in an inescapable web of seduction, addiction, and violence.
Style: tense, captivating, neo noir
Plot: veteran, post war, obsession, drugs, loneliness, post traumatic stress disorder, social relations, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, crimes, lynching ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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53%
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I Was Here (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland, Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of a book by Sass Henno, I Was Here. First Arrest (Mina olin siin. 1. esimene arrest, 2005), one of the most important Estonian works of literature of recent years. Seventeen-year-old Rass is growing up in an Estonian suburb. In the ...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: drug use, white trash, crimes, criminal, drugs, life is a bitch, criminal gang, social problems, smuggling, drug dealing, drug dealer, bandit ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Girl with a Bracelet (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder, teenage girl, parent child relationship, murder trial, trial, teenager, courtroom, judge, lawyer, court, female protagonist, murderer ...
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50%
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The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Orphaned by A.I.D.S., South African children Ibutho and Umsindisi SIlongo try to make a fresh start in the United States. What they do not know is that their struggles are far from over.
Style: captivating
Plot: orphan, african, immigration, adoption, kids in trouble, children, life is a bitch, society, social relations, social problems, social issues, aids ...
Place: new york, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, missing person, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, false accusation, prison, murder, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Friend to Die For (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angela Delvecchio, coming from a rather poor family, moves into the rich town Montevista. She admires Stacy, leader of the most prestigeous clique of her high school. Angela wants to be accepted and seeks Stacy's friendship. But when she ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: cheerleader, murder, school, high school, rivalry, teenage love, friendship, suburbs, suburban life, teenage life, high school life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, family problems, society, gang, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 2K
Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: bait, friendship, murder, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, graphic violence, couples, youth, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Godfather's Story (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godfather's story is the story of the greatest of Czech post-revolutionary 'entrepreneurs'. His activities often crossed the edge of the law, and his life ended bullet assassin.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: corruption, organized crime, journalist, fighting the system, fight for justice, price of justice, crimes, fighting crime, political unrest, showdown, justice, politics ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, injustice, parents and children, crimes, society, legal, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, legal action, argument, murder, court, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men Named George, the title, refers to the fact ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: interracial relations, labor union, injustice, rise to the top, ambition, fighting the system, rebellion, society, social decay, discrimination, racism, price of justice ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.2
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Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, escape, prison, murder, lovers on the run, society, drug dealing, crimes, juvenile delinquency, chases and races, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 57
To Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Soviet youngster Alexey communicates with a fellow radiofan from France and makes big plans for his future. His hardworking blue-collar father Ivan is getting ready to join The Communist Party. Everything changes when Ivan's girlfriend is ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: robbery, love, criminal, accusation, crimes, relationships, falsely accused, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money problems, financial problem, social problems, male female relationship ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, murder, false accusation, electric chair, injustice, interracial relations, law enforcement, deadly, legal investigation, amateur detective, crime, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, murder, domineering mother, assassination plot, obsession, mentally unstable, mother son relationship, childhood trauma, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
We Are the Wave (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: A mysterious classmate leads four idealistic teens in a revolt against a rising tide of nationalistic fervor, but their movement takes a dark turn.
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: propaganda, teenager, social outcast, outcast, social problems, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teenage life, social relations, white trash, social misfits, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, crime, crimes, deadly, youth, family relations, rumor, teenager, investigation, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
Style: emotional, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: death row, death penalty, murder, legal, courtroom, teenage prostitute, death sentence, courtroom drama, knife murder, kids in trouble, manipulation, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, legal system, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, frame up, false accusation, perry mason, mystery, wrongfully committed, power relations, courtroom drama, heroes, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, hopes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, small town, redemption, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, legal, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 2.8
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, dark humor, buddies, gang, youth, crimes, lifestyle, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 279
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, crimes, society, deadly, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%