Movies like Clean 2004

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Clean (2004)
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Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing her husband to a heroin overdose, Emily Wang fights to overcome her own addictions and to be reconciled with her estranged son.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, sexy, melancholic, bleak, poignant ...
Plot: addiction, drug overdose, life is a bitch, going straight, custody, musician's life, rock star, family problems, overdose, estranged son, jail, prison, death of husband, junkie, heroin, chinese restaurant, redemption, loneliness, drug abuse, road trip, martial arts, couples, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: paris france, france, canada, ontario canada, vancouver, europe, london ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and melancholic films with plots about drinking alcohol, cigarette smoking, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, runaway and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Clean: Crazy Heart (2009), Late August, Early September (1998), Sid and Nancy (1986), A Heart of Stone (1992), Georgia (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crazy Heart (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: musician, country music, alcohol abuse, loneliness, singer, journalist, country singer, alcoholic, redemption, music business, financial problem, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, houston texas, new mexico, texas ...
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100%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship, brother brother relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: captivating, serious, gloomy, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: punk, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, destructive relationship, self harm, punk music, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, s&m ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Heart of Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: violin, obsession, love triangle, love, romance, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfilled love, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, hungary, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.5
 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: serious, sincere, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: addiction, music, musician's life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, human nature, estrangement, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 45K
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 ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, junkie, marriage, life is a bitch, obsession, lovers, artist, painting, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 9K
The Rose (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rock band, alcohol abuse, ambition, rise and fall, blues, music, addiction, drug abuse, bittersweet, strong female presence, sexual content, musical tour ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 78
Horsey (1997)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Delilah Miller is looking for an anchor in her life. She starts a romance with rock musician Ryland Yale, but soon it shows he can not be such an anchor - he's possessive, undependable and even a heroin addict.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: drug addiction, painter, musician, couples, friends, religions or cults, sexual content, strong female presence, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, teenage love, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 1K
Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, parents and children, family life, pregnancy, life is a bitch, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Inside the Blue Note nightclub one night in 1959 Paris, an aged, ailing jazzman coaxes an eloquent wail from his tenor sax. Outside, a young Parisian too broke to buy a glass of wine strains to hear those notes. Soon they will form a friendship that ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: jazz, alcohol abuse, friendship, music, addiction, bittersweet, human nature, showbiz, drug abuse, comeback, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
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Chinese Box (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: politics, romance, couple relations, terminal illness, city life, human nature, introspection, fall in love, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china, beijing china, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 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, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship, drug addiction, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Plot: wedding, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, favoritism among siblings, wedding preparations and rituals, addiction, family problems, family gatherings, haunted by the past, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 499
Roseland (1977)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, loneliness, looking for love, romance, elderly, couples, disco, party, music, ballroom dancing, nightlife, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, nightlife, love triangle, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, romance, couples, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, intense, depressing, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, lifestyle, rise and fall, life is a bitch, family problems, ambition, husband wife relationship, heroin, writers ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, fighting illness, introspection, unfulfillment, health situation, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 21K
Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: borderline personality disorder, obsession, romance, beach, mentally unstable, tragic love, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, human nature, tragic event, restaurant, attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Like his father, Tom is a real estate agent who makes his money from dirty, and sometimes brutal, deals. But a chance encounter prompts him to take up the piano and become a concert pianist. He auditions with the help of a beautiful, young virtuoso ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: pianist, gangsters, going straight, crimes, family relations, gang war, hopes, follow your dream, teachers and students, power relations, musician's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, china
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26%
 7.8
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, street musician, pianist, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 4K
Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, flamboyance
Plot: rock, musician's life, drug abuse, life is a bitch, showbiz, rock star, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, music band, addiction, love, friendship ...
Time: 60s, contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, london, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: homeless, romance, love affair, fall in love, couple relations, life is a bitch, rise and fall, blind character, painting, love, dishonesty, beggar ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, terminal illness, drug addiction, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, couples, love and romance, actor's life, rise to the top, downfall, starlet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, new england, paris france, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
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La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, atmospheric, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: singer, french, musician's life, music, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, poverty, death, life is a bitch, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 50s, 60s, year 1935 ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Song for Martin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Martin, conductor of a symphonic orchestra, meet Barbara, violine player and they start a relationship. Five years later Martin starts to develop loss of memory and becomes more and more confused. Finally he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, couples, love affair, couple relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, fall in love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: reflective, atmospheric, emotional, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: loss of spouse, loss of child, freedom, grief, pianist, musician, secret, stripper, neighbor, cat, infidelity, composer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
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Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is the story of human beings who know exactly what they'd do if they were somebody else, but can't handle being themselves very well, who are very simply struggling to find out who they are.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, writer's life, family problems, couples, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 33K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, atmospheric, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, nightclub, drug abuse, nightlife, lifestyle, addiction, clubbing, party, father son relationship, bartender, money, lesbian ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%