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, graphic violence, basketball, suicide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem

Most similar movies to A Brother's Kiss

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, society, hopes, family problems, addiction and drug abuse mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Brother's Kiss: Mississippi Damned (2009), Sweet Nothing (1995), Zooey (2006), Acts of Worship (2001), Kids (1995). 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: touching, sincere, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, human nature, society, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
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, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, downfall, family relations, introspection, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, drug dealing, downfall, survival, addiction, drug abuse, society, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, going straight, downfall, drug abuse, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, youth, life is a bitch, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, strong sexual content, puberty, coming of age, virginity, first sex, innocence lost, urban ghetto life, youth, street kid, teenage life, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, addiction, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, family life, going straight, family relations, drug abuse, unemployment, youth, self discovery, society, against the odds, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, family problems, mentally unstable, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, alcohol abuse, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, society, urban, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: uplifting, touching, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, street kid, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, life is a bitch, hopes, society, infected, estrangement, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family relations, family in crisis, prostitute, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, small town, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, emotional, semi documentary, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, addiction, social misfits, society, drug abuse, down on your luck, heroin addict, city life, urban ghetto life, poverty, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, redemption, heist, self discovery, youth, single parent, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 646
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, rough, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, gang, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, gambling, family relations, billiards, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, hopes, family problems, estrangement, going straight, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 300
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, emotional, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, society, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 125
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: realistic, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, parents and children, law enforcement, human spirit, family problems, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 271
Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, under the surface, family problems, couples, drug abuse, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Grace Card (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Everything can change in an instant ... and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God ... and just about ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, racism, dysfunctional family, partners, haunted by the past, clergy, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 2K
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, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, friendship, going straight, social decay, rivalry, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, teenage life, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, addiction, estrangement, death in the family, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 329
A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, drug abuse, unfulfillment, family in crisis, haunted by the past, death in the family, brother brother relationship, estrangement, family relations, gay, death of father ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, dysfunctional family, going straight, human nature, working class, drug abuse, family life, destructive relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, family problems, reunion, redemption, dysfunctional family, crimes, estrangement, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 153
1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, homeless, pregnancy, society, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, love, urban ghetto life, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 798
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, estrangement, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%