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: touching, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, crimes, drug abuse, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction, hopes, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, family problems, haunted by the past, society, sexual dysfunction, downfall, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, going straight, down on your luck, re-education, urban ghetto, basketball, suicide, drug addict, single mother, child rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, addiction, drug abuse, hopes and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Brother's Kiss: Mississippi Damned (2009), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), Sweet Nothing (1995), The End of Innocence (1990), Acts of Worship (2001). 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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, society, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
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95%
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, family life, going straight, against the odds, society, hopes, youth, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, buddies, down on your luck, self discovery, human nature, society, alcohol abuse, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, mental institution, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, family relations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, friends, juvenile delinquency, overdose, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, city life, crime, down on your luck, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, gloomy, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: prostitute, love and romance, city life, urban ghetto, drug abuse, youth, drug dealing, best friends, downfall, hopes, romance, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 121
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: undercover, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, crime, family in crisis, family problems, human spirit, law enforcement, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 640
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: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, prison, single mother, life is a bitch, gang, addiction, pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, misfit, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: emotional, bleak, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, down on your luck, youth, innocence lost, family life, family problems, coming of age, siblings relations, family in crisis, city life, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Gringo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Filmed in documentary-style, the film follows the character of Gringo, a young man looking for fortune in New York, only to fall into heroin addiction.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life is a bitch, americana, society, urban, misfit, drug abuse, heroes, downfall, realism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, addiction, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, rehabilitation, introspection, downfall, going straight, drug addiction, drinking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, family in crisis, prostitute, lifestyle, small town, down on your luck, life is a bitch, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, urban, moral dilemma, society, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, single parent, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ 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, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, prostitute, drug abuse, youth, addiction, crimes, hopes, drugs/alcohol, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, uplifting, touching, rough, realistic
Plot: single parent, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, society, street kid, going straight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 167
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, gloomy, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, siblings relations, crime, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, prostitute, survival, immigrants, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 364
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, serious, emotional
Plot: family problems, family life, going straight, gang, dysfunctional family, store, aging, society, youth, single parent, homecoming, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 263
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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, athlete's life, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, romance, love and romance, couples, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, society, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, birth mother, mother daughter relationship, housewife, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 67K
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, coming of age, youth, virginity, urban ghetto life, puberty, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, social decay, down on your luck, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, pregnancy, against the odds, society, lifestyle, human nature, social differences, high school life, juvenile delinquency, youth, urban ghetto life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.0
 1K
Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: aids, drug abuse, addiction, rehabilitation, friends, urban ghetto, estrangement, friendship, going straight, infected, drug dealing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, mentally challenged, family in crisis, hopes, teachers and students, life is a bitch, parents and children, mute or deaf, single parent, power relations, family relations, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, suburban life, unfulfillment, redemption, estrangement, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: downfall, family problems, family relations, social relations, prodigy, addiction, misfit, human nature, social differences, misfit partners, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 532
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, drug abuse, murder, urban ghetto life, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, urban ghetto, law enforcer killer, family relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: urban, misfit, society, city life, down on your luck, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, heroin addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 671
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, cons and scams, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family gatherings, youth, reunion, homecoming, drug abuse, family relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%