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, contemplative
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, doctors and patients, drug abuse, rehabilitation center, addiction, family relations, mentally unstable, power relations, society, strong female presence, introspection, innocence lost, human nature, hopes, unfulfillment, drug rehab, self discovery, female protagonist, perfection, drugs/alcohol ...
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 realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis and society mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The End of Innocence: Self Medicated (2005), Mississippi Damned (2009), Particles of Truth (2003), Tiger Warsaw (1988), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, kids in trouble, rehabilitation, downfall, self discovery, addiction, uncontrollable, family problems, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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100%
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, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, feminist, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
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64%
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, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, family life, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, mental illness, haunted by the past, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: empire, family relations, redemption, buddies, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, youth, cons and scams, family gatherings, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, unemployment, family life, addiction, siblings relations, against the odds, self discovery, family relations, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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53%
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, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, family problems, coping, hopes, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, drug abuse, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 854
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, couples, family relations, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 318
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: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, drug abuse, introspection, addiction, couple relations, haunted by the past, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: downfall, haunted by the past, male rape, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, doctors and patients, clinic, mental institution, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, family in crisis, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 362
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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, redemption, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, family life, custody, family problems, human nature, parents and children, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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47%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, actor's life, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, introspection, teenage life, doctors and patients, drug dealing, addiction, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, couples, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, one more chance, estrangement, family relations, life sentence, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: talky, serious, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, female friendship, family problems, family relations, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, children, youth, sexual abuse, child molester, misfit, hopes, single parent, rehabilitation, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: women, interracial relations, adoption, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, birth mother, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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41%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: missionary, youth, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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40%
 6.1
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, teenage life, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: introspection, couples, boss and employee, parents and children, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, coming of age, family relations, power relations, lie, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, multiple sclerosis, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr
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39%
 5.4
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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: realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, parent child relationship, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, mentally unstable, love and romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, mother child relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, road movie, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, introspection, obsessive quest, starting over, family problems, couple relations, family life, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%