Movies like Gia

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Gia (1998)
 7.0
 36K
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, rough, erotic, melancholic, sexual, thought provoking, factual, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, fashion, lesbian, mental illness, nightlife, aids, model, lifestyle, rehabilitation, heroin, rise and fall, strong sexual content, supermodel, showbiz, drug addiction, fame, drug use, fashion industry, life is a bitch, terminal illness, loneliness, depression, life philosophy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and interesting films with plots about storytelling, drug abuse, runaway, mentor, drinking, life philosophy and addiction mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Gia: Girl, Interrupted (1999), Christiane F. (1981), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Factory Girl (2006), Frida (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, gloomy, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, psychiatrist, diary, patient, nurse, friends, crazy, doctors and patients, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 19K
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: gloomy, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, downfall, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, socialite, interview, infidelity, love, studio, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life, art ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.4
 72K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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, emotional, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, addiction, love, romance, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, bohemian life, columbia university, gays and lesbians, student life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: usa, campus, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: dark humor, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, rehabilitation, party, police, adultery, sex, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 5K
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fame, rise and fall, crumbling marriage, obsession, domestic disturbance, playboy, violent husband, couple relations, destructive relationship, showbiz, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 3K
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, pornography, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 40K
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: realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, artist, marriage, lovers, mental breakdown, junkie, life is a bitch, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 18K
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, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, overdose, basketball, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, creativity, rise and fall, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 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, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, downfall, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, drug dealing, crimes, drug addiction, drugs, congress, real estate ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 30K
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, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, sex, drug abuse, nightlife, bartender, money, rise and fall, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 213K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, sexual, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, rise and fall, porn industry, strong sexual content, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz, drugs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 26K
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: gloomy, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, drug abuse, heroin, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, magazine, fashion show, nightlife, addiction, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, downfall, urban, redemption, alcohol abuse, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
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, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, depression, university, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 13K
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: bleak, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, judaism, comedian, kiss, jewish, against the rules, rise and fall, civil rights, performer's life, drug abuse, fighting the system, stand-up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, nightclub owner, racist, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: fighting the system, aids, life is a bitch, human spirit, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, transsexual, society, gay slur, casual sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, fashion designer, gays and lesbians, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, couples, gender, gay, drug abuse, fashion show ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, death of pet, betrayal, love, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, celebrity, aids, pianist, cocaine, homosexual, music, musician's life, in the closet, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s, year 1981 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, friends, innocence lost, basketball, life is a bitch, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, rebellion, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 903
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: disturbing, serious, offbeat, realistic, rough
Plot: hitchhiking, monitor, addiction, celebrity culture, drug abuse, factory, fashion, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, swimming pool, drugs, drinking ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, puerto rico, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: pornography, millionaire, aids, courtroom drama, drug addiction, courtroom, against the rules, wheelchair, airplane, baptism, lawsuit, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 21K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, courtroom, drug abuse, law firm, lawsuit, cocaine, underdog, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, courtroom drama, legal action, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 10K
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: jazz, heroin addict, eiffel tower paris, jazz music, death of daughter, music, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%