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Dark Matter (2007)
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Dark Matter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Liu Xing a brilliant Chinese student, arrives at University and makes the transition into American life with the help of Joanna Silver. Xing joins a cosmology group working to create a model of the origins of the universe. He is obsessed with the study of dark matter and a theory that conflicts with the group's model. When he begins to make breakthroughs of his own, he encounters obstructions.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, inter cultural, porno movie
Plot: university, american dream, politics, student life, injustice, serial killer, college, misfit, immigrants, inventions and discoveries, college life, male female relationship, mathematics, professor, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, genius, crimes, prodigy, society, social misfits, outer space, sex, revenge, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: shanghai, beijing china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and psychological films with plots about society, friendship, death, drinking alcohol, family relations, youth and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dark Matter: Nancy, Please (2012), Ironweed (1987), Drifters (2003), The Safety of Objects (2001), Peppermint Candy (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: roommate, university, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, career, moving, society, college, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
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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, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
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94%
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: family relations, deportation, immigrants, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, family problems, estrangement, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, compassionate, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, suspense, sad ...
Plot: suicide, haunted by the past, politics, destiny, regret, life is a bitch, loneliness, society, murder mystery, tragedy, mental disorder, alienation ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1987, year 1998 ...
Place: south korea
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91%
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: college, friendship, friends, partners, youth, coming of age, best friends, buddies, hopes, world, redemption, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1983
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: gambling, bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, couples, college life, fall in love, culture clash, youth, follow your dream, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, friendship, college, university, unfulfillment, ambition, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, society, crimes, couple relations, vengeance, introspection, false accusation, politics, terrorism, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, paris france, france, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Chasing Freedom (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York attorney Libby (Juliette Lewis) is a go-getter who won't let anyone stand in the way of her success. But when she accepts a pro bono case involving young Afghan dissident Meena (Layla Alizada), Libby finds her corporate dreams replaced ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, deportation, courtroom drama, rebellion, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, politics, terrorism, hotshot lawyer, hopes, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2000, september 11 2001
Place: bangladesh, new york, afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Day Zero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, duty, coping, introspection, military, destiny, protestor, freedom, friends, gay, gay bar, love ...
Time: future, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Matter of Faith (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When ...
Style: christian film, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: religion versus science, college, culture clash, family relations, society, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, student life, religion, professor, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, teenage life, americana, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, misfit, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Stephanie Daley (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stephanie collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that the blood is the after-effects of giving birth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pregnancy, murder, sex education, teenage life, family problems, investigation, courtroom drama, babies and infants, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, miscarriage, cheerleader ...
Time: contemporary
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87%
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The Brave (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: native american, alcohol abuse, family relations, life is a bitch, americana, social decay, injustice, misfit, unemployment, society, gang, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Reason to Believe (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sorority gal Charlotte's innocence is lost after she is raped during a frat party. Confused, terrified and shunned by her peers, she finds solace and the courage to confront her attacker after she is befriended by the leader of a campus ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: fraternity, rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, college, wild party, couples, friends, injustice, animal life, student life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, human nature, family problems, brothers, murder, crimes, death, childhood, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, nebraska, ohio, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Plot: estrangement, rehabilitation, friendship, one more chance, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, gain trust, hopes, dishonesty, society, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, art, dedicated educator, femininity, teacher, college, coming of age, women, teenager, gender, art history ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Higher Learning (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, intense, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: racism, college, skinhead, politics, lesbian, violence, prejudice, justice, stereotypes, corruption, rejection, resentment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, coming of age, child prodigy, mother son relationship, genius, family, working class, mathematics, youth, single parent, little boy, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: bleak, inspirational, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: refugee, politics, immigrants, poverty, on the road, life is a bitch, friendship, hopes, society, death, muslim, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, middle east, london, berlin germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, absurd
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, society, hopes, rich and poor, fall in love, haunted by the past, city life, survival, sadness, life is a bitch, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, philosophical, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: mathematics, genius, prodigy, professor, life philosophy, life, philosophy, university, existentialism, human spirit, ambition, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
America America (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Style: semi autobiographical, captivating, atmospheric, touching, emotional ...
Plot: greek, armenian genocide, immigration, american dream, migration, journey, determination, emigration, dream, odyssey, turkish history, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: greece, ottoman empire, america, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, investigation, rebellion, discrimination, african american, teacher, college life, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.9
 52K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, youth, loner, bully, arson, depression, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, stranger, grief, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: sexy, talky, touching, thought provoking, poignant ...
Plot: boarding school, teacher, preparatory school, coming of age, science, male nudity, marriage, teacher student relationship, retirement, dysfunctional marriage, literature, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, tokyo, new jersey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dying to Belong (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a girls friend is killed by a college hazing, she is the only one who can find out the truth.
Style: sad, mind bending, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: college, lifetime, troubled teen, sorority, empire, humiliation, roommate, death, university, tasks, bail, degradation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%