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2,513 Ratings


Directed by Patty Jenkins
United States, Germany, 2003
Biography, Crime, Drama


In a role that won her an Oscar, Charlize Theron plays the sexually abused prostitute who left dead men in her wake. She went on to become America’s first female serial killer.

Our take

Before the phenomenon of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins wrote and directed this true crime drama, a searing portrait of real-life serial killer Aileen Wournos. Charlize Theron’s notoriously transformative performance went on to win her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Monster Directed by Patty Jenkins

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2004 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Academy Awards

2004 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | 2 wins including: Best First Feature

2004 | Nominee: Best First Screenplay

Village Voice Film Poll

2003 | Nominee: Best Performance

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