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: self discovery, rehabilitation, drug abuse, mental institution, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, doctors and patients, family relations, addiction, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, power relations, female protagonist, nervous breakdown, hopes, society, human nature, introspection, innocence lost, unfulfillment, profanity, strong female presence, female director, 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 realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, society and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The End of Innocence: Mississippi Damned (2009), Clean and Sober (1988), Multiple Sarcasms (2010), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), On the Edge (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, human nature, society, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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95%
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, alcohol abuse, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, writer's life, couple relations, family relations, introspection, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, coping, hopes, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, self discovery, family problems, human spirit, rehabilitation, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, sincere, talky ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, youth, romance, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, family life, going straight, family relations, drug abuse, unemployment, youth, self discovery, society, against the odds, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, family relations, family problems, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 300
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, emotional, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, society, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, family in crisis, interracial relations, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, athlete's life, drug abuse, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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: emotional, sincere, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, family problems, life is a bitch, misfit, parent child relationship, love affair, mentally unstable, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 753
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: emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, teenage life, going straight, reunion, youth, homecoming, drug abuse, family life, buddies, family gatherings, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, haunted by the past, downfall, family problems, going straight, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, addiction, dysfunctional family, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 234
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: touching, psychological, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parent child relationship, parents and children, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.9
 89
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, contemplative, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, profanity, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, drugs/alcohol, power relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.7
 939
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: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, alcohol abuse, strong female presence, haunted by the past, actor's life, family problems, family relations, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, suspenseful, touching, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, drug dealing, teenage life, doctors and patients, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, going straight, couples, addiction, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
 854
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: rough, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, kids in trouble, self discovery, downfall, rehabilitation, addiction, hopes, parents and children, mental illness, family problems, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, elderly, disability, custody ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, addiction, estrangement, death in the family, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 125
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, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, parents and children, law enforcement, human spirit, family problems, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 1K
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couples, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, youth, disorder, coming of age, human nature, culture clash, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 466
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, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family problems, downfall, family relations, introspection, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, gloomy, psychological
Plot: family in crisis, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, performer's life, life is a bitch, writer's life, couples, family problems, family life, drug abuse, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, introspection, family problems, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, love, hopes, couple relations, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family life, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, female director, foster parent, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, social misfits, boss and employee, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 368
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, redemption, heist, self discovery, youth, single parent, aging ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%