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Gia (1998)
 6.9
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Gia (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, rough, sexual, melancholic, sad, thought provoking, factual, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, fashion, addiction, drug abuse, heroin, model, lesbian romance, lesbian love, drug addiction, supermodel, lesbianism, aids, lesbian sex, mental illness, borderline personality disorder, strong sexual content, nightlife, depression, drug use, life is a bitch, lifestyle, female nudity, drugs, fashion industry, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Gia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and intense films with plots about drug abuse, drinking alcohol, storytelling, drugs, mentor, addiction and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Gia: Christiane F. (1981), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Factory Girl (2006), Candy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
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81%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, hallucination, insanity, drugs, junkie, life is a bitch, drug addict, downfall, degradation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 22K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sentimental, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: art, artist, fashion, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, female nudity, mentor, socialite, rise and fall, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 46K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: disturbing, depressing, emotional, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, junkie, life is a bitch, obsession, drug addiction, marriage, drugs, lovers, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Fashion begins in, where aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) expresses her wish to go to Mumbai and pursue her dream of becoming a supermodel. Through her eyes we see that behind the glitz and glamour of the world of fashion not ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, rise to the top, lifestyle, follow your dream, abortion, friendship, desire for fame, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, drug overdose, adolescence, anguish, antisocial behavior, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 32K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, rock and roll, destructive relationship, drugs, punk music, musician, love affair, heroin addict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, paris france, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, depressing, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, drug abuse, heroin, death of pet, heroin addict, drugs, drug use, prison, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 18K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, disturbing, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, college, university, coming of age, introspection, dysfunctional family, youth, therapy, suicide attempt, adolescence, nude girl ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 11K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, emotional, sincere, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, photographer, addiction, lesbian relationship, sexuality, drug addiction, lesbian couple, love, lesbian romance, couples, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 7K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: playboy, murder, obsession, crimes of passion, jealous husband, fame, rise and fall, movie business, nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, female nudity, nude model ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1978
Place: california, vancouver, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
House of Versace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s widely-read book "House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival", the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized, feminist film
Plot: fashion, fashion industry, family business, fashion designer, fashion show, ambition, rise to the top, workplace, rise and fall, family relations, life is a bitch, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 13K
Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, rock and roll, tragedy, character study, childhood, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: intense, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, nightlife, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, starting over, supportive spouse, downfall, friendship, writers, magazine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 90K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, sincere, stylized, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, artist, lesbian, bohemian life, painting, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, disability, life, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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13%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: intense, depressing, factual, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, friendship, youth, sexual tension, obsession, friends, mental illness, coming of age, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, year 1944, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.8
 33K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, drug abuse, addiction, nightlife, father son relationship, lifestyle, lesbian, clubbing, lgbtq, party ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: sexy, talky, witty, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: writers, loveless marriage, female nudity, poetry, prohibition, addiction, friendship, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, nude girl, voyeur ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 16K
Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug addiction, judaism, fighting the system, stand up comedian, addiction, drug abuse, civil rights, against the rules, rise and fall, lifestyle, ambition, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 4K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intense, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, lust, rags to riches, greed, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 21K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, factual, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: art, artist, drug abuse, painter, drug addiction, self destructing, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, celebrity culture, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.8
 24K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, lawyer, lawsuit, aids, law firm, life & death, money, courtroom, righting the wronged, public health, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 1999, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, cerebral, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, fighting the system, human spirit, gay slur, drugs, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, treatment, hiv, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, mexico, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 98K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, transsexual, gender, rape, lesbian love, small town, gay, sexuality, brutality, prejudice, violence, gender bending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, gloomy, talky, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, drug addiction, musician, music, african american, racism, sexual abuse, addiction, bittersweet, women, blues ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Ciao Manhattan (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The very sad tale of socialite & Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick (1943-1971) who effectively plays herself in a film that follows her life in a large part from the time she left Warhol's 'factory' and what the life of excess drugs did ...
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: fashion, counterculture, hitchhiking, electroshock therapy, sexploitation, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, addiction, celebrity culture, factory, drug abuse, model ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 2K
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, unusual plot structure, allegory, bad ending, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drugs, drug addiction, drug abuse, parallel universe, vengeance, prejudice, violent, redemption, rags to riches, wine, revenge ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new york, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%