Movies like Candy

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Candy (2006)
 7.3
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Candy (2006)
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: touching, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing, depressing, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, obsession, marriage, life is a bitch, lovers, artist, theft, professor, junkie, mentor, couples, desperation, human nature, unfulfillment, painting, nervous breakdown, lie, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mental breakdown, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, mcdonald's restaurant, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and interesting films with plots about drinking, storytelling, loneliness, friendship, dialogue, depression and brutality mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Candy: The Panic in Needle Park (1971), Christiane F. (1981), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Somersault (2004), Rachel Getting Married (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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 ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, young lovers, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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 7.6
 20K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, youth, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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100%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, depression, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 7K
Somersault (2004)
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: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drug addiction, sister sister relationship, addiction, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, family secret, haunted by the past, favoritism among siblings, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, realistic, biting, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, rehabilitation, hollywood, sex, police, party, adultery, dysfunctional family, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
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 6.6
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High Art (1998)
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: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, coming of age, redemption, drugs/alcohol, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 28K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, gloomy, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, punk, destructive relationship, drug addiction, dwarf, vandalism, domestic violence, punk rock, bassist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london ...
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25%
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I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, unrequited love, twentysomething life, fall in love, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, a.i., city life, unfulfilled love, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: addiction, friendship, heroin, overdose, gay sex, gays and lesbians, looking for love, youth, drug abuse, best friends, opposites attract, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 8K
5x2 (2004)
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: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, emotional, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay, homosexual, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, gay romance, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 18K
Lantana (2001)
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, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating, murder, investigation, disappearance, police detective, psychiatrist, divorce, dancer, jealousy, confession, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, coming out, unemployment, racism, friendship, bisexuality, sexual relations, society, human nature, gender, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 23K
Shopgirl (2005)
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, fall in love, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, lifestyle, salesman, dull life, artist, depression, unlikely friendships, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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: captivating, sincere, depressing, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, prostitute, addiction, loneliness, depression, suicide, social misfits, therapy, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 9K
Open Hearts (2002)
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, love triangle, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, secret love, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 2K
The Boost (1988)
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, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, couples, downfall, congress, couple relations, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, drug addiction, drugs, private plane ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.4
 42K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, depressing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dull life, store, small town, temptation, infidelity, dream, marriage, mental illness, suicide, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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: touching, feel good, romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, love affair, couple relations, fall in love, blind character, painting, rise and fall, life is a bitch, love, dishonesty, beggar, painter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, ex convict, support group, mother daughter relationship, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, social misfits, single parent, rehabilitation, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 38K
Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, strong sexual content, fashion, model, mental illness, lesbian romance, aids, heroin, nightlife, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, human nature, society, drifter, overdose, rehabilitation, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, phoenix arizona, mexico, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
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Frida (2002)
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: sincere, colourful, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, art, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, lesbian love, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, lesbian interest ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, mexico city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
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Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, older woman younger man relationship, lust, sexual relations, infidelity, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, overdose, robbery, friendship, motel, addiction, thief, loss of friend, junkie, group therapy, hat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
 8K
Little Fish (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, social realism ...
Plot: support group, drug dealing, junkie, heroin, life is a bitch, starting over, crimes, hopes, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, juvenile delinquency, tragedy, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, youth, domestic violence, self discovery, starting over, love affair, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, manhattan new york city, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Japanese Story (2003)
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, desert, romance, isolation, couples, interracial relations, love affair, confined, female partner, unlikely couple, love and romance, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, coping, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%