Movies like The End of Innocence

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The End of Innocence (1990)
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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, psychological, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: self discovery, drug abuse, mental institution, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, family relations, addiction, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, power relations, female protagonist, nervous breakdown, hopes, society, human nature, introspection, innocence lost, unfulfillment, drug rehabilitation
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The End of Innocence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, dysfunctional family and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The End of Innocence: Clean and Sober (1988), A Brother's Kiss (1997), Mississippi Damned (2009), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), My Name Is Bill W. (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, downfall, going straight, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction, life is a bitch, down on your luck, crimes, society, going straight, family problems, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, gloomy, bleak, rough, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, dysfunctional family, introspection, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, unemployment, drug abuse, self discovery, youth, hopes, siblings relations, life is a bitch, society, family life, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: support group, hopes, coping, friendship, self discovery, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, rehabilitation, addiction ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 124
Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, addiction, society, working undercover, parents and children, family in crisis, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 267
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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, romance, family relations, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, addiction, society, introspection, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, romance, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, power relations, family relations, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, mute or deaf, teachers and students, hopes, rehabilitation, legal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, psychological, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, dysfunctional family, addiction, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, family life, couples, family problems, drug abuse, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 693
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: redemption, homecoming, family relations, drug abuse, youth, reunion, buddies, family life, going straight, teenage life, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family relations, family life, actor's life, human nature, lifestyle, one day, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, life is a bitch, legal, human nature, custody, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 484
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, drug abuse, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, small town, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: serious, offbeat, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, writer's life, parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, self discovery, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, social misfits, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, poet, misfit, down on your luck, parents and children, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, society, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, interracial relations, birth mother, housewife, foster parent, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.9
 917
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, school, disability, rehabilitation, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sheriff, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, mentally unstable, misfit, family problems, love affair, family relations, parent child relationship, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, introspection, terminal illness, power relations, family relations, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 776
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, musician's life, couples, life turned upside down, multiple sclerosis, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, homecoming, americana, self discovery, escape, hopes, love and romance, small town life, parents and children, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, boarding school, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friends, parents and children, social differences, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 478
Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, parents and children, hopes, starting over, danger, woman in danger, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, latex gloves, abusive husband ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 290
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, single parent, working class, drugs/alcohol, urban, society, moral dilemma, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: school, teaching, parents and children, boss and employee, social misfits, dedicated educator, teachers and students, youth, thanksgiving, mental institution, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 457
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: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, society, self discovery, buddies, family problems, wall street, downfall, family life, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 760
Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, self discovery, youth, family problems, teenage life, friendship, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%