Movies like Chelsea Walls

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Chelsea Walls (2001)
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Chelsea Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.
Style: touching, serious, meditative, intense, talky, gloomy, realistic, contemplative, pretentious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: writer's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, couple relations, addiction, looking for love, human nature, rising to stardom, nightlife, down on your luck, hotel, performer's life, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, urban, couples, musician's life, city life, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, artist, writers, poetry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, minnesota, empire state building manhattan new york city, minneapolis minnesota

Most similar movies to Chelsea Walls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and melancholic films with plots about life is a bitch, drinking, dialogue, catastrophe, redemption, addiction and storytelling mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Chelsea Walls: Pinero (2001), Bright Lights, Big City (1988), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), Winter Passing (2005), Ironweed (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, ambition, rise and fall, lifestyle, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, couple relations, celebrity culture, human nature, society, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, downfall, friendship, supportive spouse, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family life, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Winter Passing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, couple relations, lifestyle, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, michigan, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 959
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, going straight, family problems, downfall, family in crisis, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, meditative, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, human nature, love affair, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, family relations, understanding, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 9K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, love, divorce, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, friendship, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological
Plot: family in crisis, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, performer's life, life is a bitch, writer's life, couples, family problems, family life, drug abuse, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, human nature, buddies, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, bum, profanity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 1K
Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, celebrity culture, addiction, drug abuse, adultery, alcohol abuse, murder, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, latin america, usa, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ⇓
47%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, parents and children, prison life, investigation, confined, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, new york, phoenix arizona, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, haunted by the past, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, love and romance, introspection, family problems, family life, family business, midlife crisis, human nature ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, gloomy, thought provoking, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, society, human nature, drifter, graphic violence, rehabilitation, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, usa, california, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 466
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 ⇓
41%
 5.8
 21K
Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: rock, musician, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, musician's life, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: music, addiction, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, heroin ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 16K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: support group, addiction, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, rehabilitation, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 1K
Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: psychological, gloomy, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, pimp, immigrants, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, down on your luck, love and romance, going straight, couples, city life, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, budapest, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 16K
Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, life is a bitch, social misfits, family relations, estrangement, poet, down on your luck, parents and children, misfit, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, looking for love, single parent, family problems, lifestyle, getting home, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, clever, talky, realistic
Plot: friendship, poet, photographer, introspection, writer's life, prodigy, lifestyle, human nature, unsuccessful, betrayal, crumbling marriage, up and down relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 83K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, basketball, liberal, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, coping, hopes, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, self discovery, family problems, human spirit, rehabilitation, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: showbiz, music band, music, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, lifestyle, human nature, teenage life, couple relations, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%