Movies like Candy

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 7.3
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Candy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.
Style: realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, depressing, bleak, melancholic, sexual, harsh, touching ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, romance, artist, mentor, marriage, drug addiction, drugs, dreams, prostitution, drinking, destructive relationship, pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, hospital, relationships, love, loneliness, mental illness, death, love story, lovers, depression, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia
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A Short Film About Love
Drama, Romance
Poland
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Head-On
Drama, Romance
Germany, Turkey
121 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and talky films with plots about loneliness, life philosophy, storytelling, relationships, catastrophe, drinking and dialogue mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Candy: The Panic in Needle Park (1971), High Art (1998), Somersault (2004), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Open Hearts (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Panic in Needle Park
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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High Art
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Somersault
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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Leaving Las Vegas
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: loneliness, prostitute, addiction, redemption, romance, depression, love, suicide, prostitution, tragedy, death, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
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Open Hearts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
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My Name Is Joe
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, working class, soccer, drugs, realism, starting over, addiction, loneliness, debt, drinking, alcohol abuse, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Style: dark humor, realistic, semi serious, gloomy, depressing ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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    User:   44%
 
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London
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, serious, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: romance, drugs, dialogue driven, drinking, love, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, weed, twentysomething life, relationships, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, london, usa, manhattan new york city
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Japanese Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, australian, death, unlikely couple, wilderness, loneliness, isolation, existentialism, relationships, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, japan, tokyo, sydney australia
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Mr. Jones
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, romance, depression, addiction, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, psychiatry, doctors, crumbling marriage, homeless, opposites attract ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
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My Life Without Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Brokeback Mountain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, melancholic, sad, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love story, love, adultery, forbidden love, character study, stereotypes, life philosophy, depression ...
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Intimacy
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Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, serious, erotic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, male nudity, voyeurism, stalking, pornography, strong sexual content, sex, sexuality, relationships, censorship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, canada
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
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Head-On
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, love, obsession, romance, german, marriage, culture clash, suicide attempt, drinking, drugs, hospital, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey ...
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    User:   52%
 
 6.9
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Heavy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor is a cook who works in a greasy bar/restaurant owned by his mother, Dolly. It's just the two of them, a waitress named Delores, and a heavy drinking regular, Leo. But things change when Callie, a beautiful college drop-out, shows up as a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, loneliness, workplace, drinking, parents and children, hospital, unfulfilled love, solitude, dialogue, romance, physical appearance, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york state
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System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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5x2
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, romance, wedding, sex, rape, adultery, french, hotel, betrayal, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, sicily, paris france, italy
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Like Crazy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, young lovers, relationships, love story, love, loneliness, couple relations, love affair, dialogue, parents, honest, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Rachel Getting Married
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, wedding, guilt, psychology, divorce, marriage, storytelling, siblings relations, death, drug addiction, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii
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    User:   38%
 
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The Boost
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs, downfall, vengeance, couple relations, mentor, greed, redemption, life philosophy, rags to riches ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
The Lovers on the Bridge
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, romantic, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, obsession, love, artist, male nudity, rise and fall, death, love story, homeless, relationships, addiction, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 21K
Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, loneliness, cancer, aging, adultery, marriage, terminal illness, poetry, death, teachers and students, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 7.3
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Lantana
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: talky, clever, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, police investigation, mystery, investigation, cheating, murder, loneliness, adultery, betrayal, marriage, drinking, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
 6.4
 22K
Shopgirl
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mirabelle is a disenchanted salesgirl and aspiring artist who sells gloves and accessories at a department store. She has two men in her life: wealthy divorcée Ray Porter and struggling musician Jeremy. Mirabelle falls in love with the glamorous ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, artist, depression, love triangle, wine, drinking, relationships, loneliness, art, love story, twentysomething life, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, nebraska, mcdonald's restaurant ...
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System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 6.6
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Last Night
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, marriage, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love story, love, lovers reunited, trust, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   100%
 

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Frida
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
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System:   42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, psychological, clever ...
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Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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