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Christiane F. (1981)
 7.6
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Christiane F. (1981)
Original name: Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
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 'Sound', a new disco with most modern equipment. Although she's legally too young, she asks a friend to take her. There she meets Detlef, who's in a clique where everybody's on drugs. Step by step she gets drawn deeper into the scene.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak, realistic, depressing, harsh, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, youth, teenage prostitution, prostitution, lifestyle, crimes, destructive relationship, society, prostitute, innocence lost, drug addiction, heroin addict, tragedy, kids in trouble, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, youth, society, drugs and friendship mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Christiane F.: The Basketball Diaries (1995), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Thirteen (2003), Gia (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, teenage life, downfall, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, basketball, antisocial behavior, anguish, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, disturbing, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.8
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 41K
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, fashion, drug abuse, model, strong sexual content, mental illness, lesbian romance, heroin, aids, supermodel, lesbian love ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, sincere, serious, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, teenage prostitution, prostitution, rape, teenage life, social decay, forced prostitution ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 624K
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, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, london, europe, england
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The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, street kid, city life, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban, rich and poor, survival, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: rough, captivating, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, downfall, lifestyle, teenage life, destructive relationship, woman in danger, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, rough, serious, biting ...
Plot: high school, friendship, heroin, party, drug addict, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town, rehabilitation, drug dealing, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mandragora (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Marek is a 15-year-old from a provincial village who runs away to Prague when he begins to fail at school. He is mugged shortly after arriving in the city and is rescued by Honza with the promise of work. Marek is taken to an apartment, drugged, and ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, youth, prostitution, life is a bitch, prostitute, innocence lost, teenage life, city life, village life, rich and poor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, marriage, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, obsession, junkie, lovers, artist, theft, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 3K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Acts of Worship (2001)
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, going straight, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, youth, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Zooey (2006)
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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
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Toxic Love (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, gloomy
Plot: addiction, heroin, teenage life, alcohol abuse, rebelliousness, drug abuse, deadend life, drugs/alcohol, beach, kids in trouble, prostitute, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.0
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Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We All Fall Down (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this dark independent drama, Michael (Darcy Belsher) is an out of work actor who has been trying to pull himself out of a downward spiral of drug abuse that set in after the death of his mother. Michael's best friend Kris (Martin Cummins) ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, best friends, actor's life, unfulfillment, youth, prostitute, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 1K
Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, friendship, mentally unstable, coming of age, borderline personality disorder, female protagonist, patient, eating disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 882
Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, downfall, rehabilitation, kids in trouble, addiction, self discovery, family problems, uncontrollable, parents and children, mental illness, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, life is a bitch, society, human nature, couple relations, celebrity culture, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 112
Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 648
On the Outs (2004)
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: rough, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, life is a bitch, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, social misfits, youth, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Without Destination (2002)
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: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 72K
Kids (1995)
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: underage sex, coming of age, puberty, virginity, strong sexual content, first sex, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, street kid, youth, teenage life, loss of virginity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, ambition, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 15K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, society, friendship between men, gays and lesbians, party, police, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, money ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%