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Candy (2006)
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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: disturbing, depressing, emotional, surprise ending, sexy, romantic, touching, realistic, gloomy, erotic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, junkie, life is a bitch, obsession, drug addiction, marriage, drugs, lovers, artist, drug addict, nervous breakdown, theft, professor, painting, desperation, mentor, mental illness, couples, lifestyle, human nature, unfulfillment, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and gloomy films with plots about drinking alcohol, storytelling, loneliness, friendship, brutality, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Candy: Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Christiane F. (1981), Gia (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, hallucination, insanity, drugs, junkie, life is a bitch, drug addict, downfall, degradation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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100%
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: disturbing, bleak, depressing, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, drug abuse, heroin, death of pet, heroin addict, drugs, drug use, prison, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, drug overdose, adolescence, anguish, antisocial behavior, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 25K
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 45K
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, erotic, sexy, rough, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, fashion, addiction, drug abuse, heroin, model, lesbian romance, lesbian love, drug addiction, supermodel, lesbianism, aids ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 32K
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: sexy, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, rock and roll, destructive relationship, drugs, punk music, musician, love affair, heroin addict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, paris france, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 680K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 197K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sexy, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, dysfunctional family, depression, love, couple relations, lust, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, marital problem, romance, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, florida, brooklyn new york city
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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: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, drug addict, redemption, coming of age, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 8K
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, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, teenager, romance, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, erotica, sexuality, dysfunctional family, honest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
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100%
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: intense, depressing, factual, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 11K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, photographer, addiction, lesbian relationship, sexuality, drug addiction, lesbian couple, love, lesbian romance, couples, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 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, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay, unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, nightlife, love triangle, self discovery, lifestyle, bisexual man, obsession, looking for love, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: sexy, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, rough, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, violence, drug abuse, bdsm, lgbtq, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, homosexuality, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 10K
Five Times Two (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: sexy, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, sex, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, romance, childbirth, ex husband ex wife relationship, up and down relationship, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, sardinia, europe, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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: depressing, disturbing, sexual, sad, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, prostitute, loneliness, prostitution, alcoholic, casino, sex, tragedy, suicide, love, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 12K
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, depressing, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ex convict, prison, drug abuse, fondling, support group, addiction, mother daughter relationship, starting over, warden, drug addiction, rehabilitation, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 20K
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: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, mystery, divorce, adultery, police investigation, therapist, sexuality, lust, cheating, betrayal, jealousy, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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, sincere, stylized, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, artist, lesbian, bohemian life, painting, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, disability, life, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
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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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: crimes, drug addict, drug dealing, heroin, junkie, support group, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, oral sex, mother daughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, vietnam, sydney australia
⇓ 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: sincere, touching, depressing, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, grief, haunted by the past, love and romance, loss of spouse, funeral, white male black female relationship, character study, best friend, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 45K
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, dark, realistic, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, small town, dull life, mental illness, extramarital affair, infidelity, temptation, suicide, dysfunctional marriage, depression, adultery, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: talky, stylized, intense, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, domestic violence, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, romantic, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, infidelity, lesbian, friendship, romance, coffee shop, adultery, strong female character, drug use, wedding, marriage proposal, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: psychological, meditative, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, couples, adultery, suicide attempt, loneliness, philosophy, family relations, love affair, romance, life turned upside down, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, paris france, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 9K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: intense, sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: obsession, mental illness, forbidden love, arson, mental institution, coming of age, young lovers, romance, teenager, love, obsessive love, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 10K
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: atmospheric, sexy, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, love story, hospital, relationships, destructive relationship, love, handicapped, car accident, life philosophy, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 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, unusual plot structure, allegory, bad ending, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drugs, drug addiction, drug abuse, parallel universe, vengeance, prejudice, violent, redemption, rags to riches, wine, revenge ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, romance, love and romance, addiction, friendship, love triangle, life is a bitch, coming of age, lifestyle, infidelity, nightlife, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, taipei, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: romantic, enigmatic, atmospheric, touching, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: homeless, beggar, love, romance, painter, love story, loneliness, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, blind character, painting ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%