Movies like Clean and Sober

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Clean and Sober (1988)
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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 mentorship of counselor Craig, Daryl accepts that he has a substance abuse problem. As he falls in love with fellow patient Charlie, Daryl begins committing to a newly sober life.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, compassionate, melancholic, gloomy, talky, dramatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, alcohol abuse, self discovery, rehabilitation, introspection, downfall, going straight, drug addiction, drinking, false accusation, yuppie, drug rehab, real estate agent, cocaine, tragedy, character study, redemption, crime gone awry, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california

Most similar movies to Clean and Sober

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, addiction, hopes, drug abuse, redemption, rehabilitation and drinking mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like Clean and Sober: 28 Days (2000), Sweet Nothing (1995), Drunks (1995), Jacknife (1989), Smashed (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, emotional, melancholic, compassionate, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, addiction, going straight, starting over, rehabilitation, self discovery, doctors and patients, introspection, drugs/alcohol, clinic, drug addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
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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, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, family problems, family relations, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 978
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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, church, friends, couples, self discovery, introspection, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
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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, profanity, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, parents and children, doctors and patients, drug abuse, mental institution, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, bleak, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, self discovery, against the odds, friendship, human spirit, drug abuse, hopes, rehabilitation, coping, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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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, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, human nature, rich and poor, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, hopes, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, infected, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, going straight, dysfunctional family, human nature, life is a bitch, family life, drug abuse, working class, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, family problems, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, unemployment, against the odds, self discovery, addiction, drug abuse, family life, family relations, siblings relations, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drug use, addiction, life is a bitch, downfall, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, talky ...
Plot: salesman, friendship, unemployment, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, midlife crisis, addiction, down on your luck, goodhearted, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, alcoholic, drinking, public relations, violence, party, romance, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, bittersweet, prison life, murder, human spirit, wrongfully committed, urban, profanity, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, family life, couple relations, child birth, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: music, addiction, life is a bitch, musician's life, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, estrangement, human nature, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, redemption, singer ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, redemption, introspection, family problems, dysfunctional family, misfit, custody, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, disability, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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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 ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, couples, congress, crimes, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, couple relations, drug addiction, drugs, ambulance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 7K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, parents and children, family life, drug abuse, vengeance, addiction, fall in love, human nature, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, prostitute, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, paralysis, strong female presence, profanity, urban, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, teenage life, doctors and patients, introspection, drug dealing, couples, family problems, crimes, life is a bitch, going straight, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 279
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, couples, love and romance, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%