Movies like A Brother's Kiss

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A Brother's Kiss (1997)
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A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie trying to make ends meet and failing. One day Lex calls Mick - he has a problem...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak, gloomy, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, going straight, down on your luck, drug abuse, hopes, re-education, brother brother relationship, male rape, family relations, urban ghetto life, sexual dysfunction, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, basketball, suicide, drug addict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa

Most similar movies to A Brother's Kiss

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, hopes, family problems, drug abuse and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Brother's Kiss: Mississippi Damned (2009), Sweet Nothing (1995), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), The End of Innocence (1990), Clean and Sober (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, rough, emotional ...
Plot: family in crisis, siblings relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, society, introspection, human nature, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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95%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, urban ghetto, self discovery, alcohol abuse, introspection, human nature, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, family life, against the odds, unemployment, life is a bitch, siblings relations, hopes, society, going straight, drug abuse, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, mental institution, family problems, drug abuse, mentally unstable, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, overdose, downfall, going straight, friends, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, family in crisis, down on your luck, teenage life, life is a bitch, small town, lifestyle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, survival, addiction, village, city life, hopes, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, city life, life is a bitch, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, gang, dysfunctional family, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: bishop, prison, sexual abuse, redemption, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, youth, going straight, family problems, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, crime, human spirit, hopes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, working undercover, crimes, society, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, drug dealer, single mother, prison, asthma, juvenile delinquency, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, society, urban, coming of age, working class, juvenile delinquency, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: emotional, rough, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: abusive mother, survival, human spirit, starting over, life is a bitch, social misfits, domestic violence, family problems, haunted by the past, pregnancy, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: captivating, sincere, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, family relations, working class, urban, moral dilemma, society, family problems, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, youth, teenage life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 267
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, artists and showbiz, romance, parents and children, introspection, society, couples, family problems, drug abuse, family relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, lifestyle, teenage life, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 365
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: immigrants, crimes, hopes, parents and children, gang, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery, single parent, aging, store, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, friendship, family problems, against the odds, alcohol abuse, coping, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, drug abuse, rehabilitation, wall street ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, suburbs, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, underage sex, puberty, urban ghetto life, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, sexual abuse, murder, urban ghetto, society, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, tel aviv israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: serious, rough, uplifting, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, society, family relations, urban ghetto, going straight, street kid, hopes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, interracial relations, birth mother, housewife, mother daughter relationship, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Holly (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Israel, Cambodia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Shot on location in Cambodia, including many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh, HOLLY is a captivating, touching and emotional experience. Patrick, an American card shark and dealer of stolen artifacts, has ...
Style: emotional, bleak, psychological, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: child prostitution, innocence lost, lifestyle, prostitute, young heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, social decay, redemption, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, rivalry, parents and children, social misfits, gangsters, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, city life, teenage life, down on your luck, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%