Movies like A Brother's Kiss

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A Brother's Kiss
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, bleak, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, addiction, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, going straight, sexual abuse, crimes, hopes, society, re-education, sexual dysfunction, male rape, sodomy, child rape, diabetic, cocaine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
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The Knick
Drama
USA
58 min.
 8.5
Laurel Avenue
Drama
USA
180 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to A Brother's Kiss

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, society, family relations, addiction, drug abuse, hopes and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Brother's Kiss: Sweet Nothing (1995), Zooey (2006), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), Fiona (1998), Acts of Worship (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sweet Nothing
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, drugs, money, social misfits, drinking, drug addiction, life philosophy, crumbling marriage, gangster, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   76%
 
 6.1
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Zooey
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prostitute, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, romance, downfall, urban, village, drug dealing, going straight, urban ghetto, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, addiction, drug abuse, family life, drug addiction, heroin, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   80%
 
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Fiona
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: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: prostitute, drugs/alcohol, sexual abuse, neo realism, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, haunted by the past, crimes, unsimulated sex, society, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, tel aviv israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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System:   82%
    User:   93%
 
Acts of Worship
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, friendship, addiction, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   80%
    User:   79%
 
 7.7
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Laurel Avenue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: r&b, single parent, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, strong sexual content, addiction, suburbs, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, life is a bitch ...
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Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   77%
    User:   67%
 
The End of Innocence
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation, innocence lost, mental institution, self discovery, doctors and patients, society, mentally unstable, human nature, introspection, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   59%
 
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Bobby G. Can't Swim
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, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, crime, ocean or sea, downfall, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   76%
 
 6.9
 631
On the Outs
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: city life, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, prison, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   68%
 
The Poker House
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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, siblings relations, small town, down on your luck, rape, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   61%
 
White Irish Drinkers
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, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, urban, innocence lost, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, working class, coming of age, city life, crimes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   53%
 
Woman Thou Art Loosed
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, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
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Bullet Boy
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
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Love Come Down
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, romance, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, self discovery, society ...
Time: 90s
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System:   58%
    User:   53%
 
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Gringo
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, realism, urban, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, americana, crimes, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
Turn the River
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: single parent, going straight, human nature, small town, urban ghetto, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling, down on your luck, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 7.0
 66K
Kids
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, aids, innocence lost, coming of age, drugs, sex, weed, drug abuse, teenager, violence, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
 6.7
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Courage
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, realistic, uplifting
Plot: parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, crime, crimes, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, drug dealing, human spirit, family in crisis, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
 8.5
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The Knick
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, gory, realism, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, addiction, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, power relations, surgeon, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
The Saint of Fort Washington
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, death, homeless, city life, friendship, depression, social misfits, urban, loneliness, corruption, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
Without Destination
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, strong sexual content, urban, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Freaking Beautiful World
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, drug dealing, bar, going straight, addiction, rehabilitation, teenager, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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Waterproof
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: immigrants, single parent, going straight, store, redemption, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 6.5
 166
Lana's Rain
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, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: crime, immigrants, drugs/alcohol, urban, crimes, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, gangsters, prostitute, starting over, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
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A Perfect Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, redemption, siblings relations, coming out, death in the family, terminal illness, family in crisis, gender, unfulfillment, estrangement, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Hidden in America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, doctor, starving child, society, single parent, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
 6.1
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Lost Angels
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: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, suburban life, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, kids in trouble, estrangement, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 

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King of the Jungle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, addiction, urban, crime, down on your luck, drug abuse, mental illness, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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About Sunny
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, moral dilemma, urban, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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