Movies like Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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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 between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking, gloomy, based on true events, depressing, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric ward, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, mental institution, eating disorder, patient, female protagonist, nurse, insanity, diary, teenage life, friends, hanging, youth, doctors and patients, female friendship, self harm, incest, crazy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Girl, Interrupted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and intense films with plots about mental illness, depression, storytelling, mentor, loneliness, friendship and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Girl, Interrupted: Gia (1998), Prozac Nation (2001), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Monster (2003), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, ...
Style: psychological, rough, melancholic, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, lesbian romance, model, strong sexual content, aids, drug addiction, heroin, mental illness, supermodel ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
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86%
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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, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, introspection, university, college, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, roommate, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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89%
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), hopes, imaginary, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, doctors and patients, teenage life, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, lesbian romance, friendship, insanity, lesbian sex, opposites attract, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, post world war two ...
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, interesting, dramatic, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, anti hero, unlikely friendships, nurse, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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60%
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Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, rape, lesbian love, misanthrope, sexual abuse, female killer, destructive relationship, tragic love, death sentence, homeless ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, coming of age, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, friends, anxiety, friendship, supportive friend, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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71%
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Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: compassionate, emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, foster child, incest, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, motivational ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new jersey, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, downfall, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, youth, drug dealing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, first love, high school, teenage life, adolescence, high school life, suicide, teenager, teenagers, shyness ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, spanking, mental illness, patient, mentally unstable, introspection, psychologist, insanity, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1912, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, central europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, contemplative, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, wrongfully committed, profanity, strong female presence, sexual content, hopes, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, controversial, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicidal, coma, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, starting over, suicide, hopes, doctors and patients, mental patient, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, hostage, prison, teenage girl, tattoo, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicide attempt, suicidal, teenage life, coming of age, first love, innocence lost, suburban life, virginity, high school, suburbs, overbearing parent, generation gap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angels of the Universe (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, wrongfully committed, youth, mentally unstable, dark humor, mental institution, performer's life, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 8K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, actor's life, showbiz, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Frankie & Alice (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, mental illness, racism, dancer, illness, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, identity crisis, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1957, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, society, manic, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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24%
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Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, schizophrenia, patient, treatment, depression, mental health, childhood trauma, delusion, suicide attempt, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 1940s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, mechanic, homosexual, step parent ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., united states, seattle washington ...
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23%
 6.8
 78K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, obsession, mystery, suicidal, patient, mental illness, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
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Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, split personality, child rape, psychology, child abuse, enema, unfulfillment, family relations, psychologist, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
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Sybil (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.
Style: disturbing, touching, sad, psychological, heartbreaking
Plot: mental illness, split personality, child rape, psychiatrist, dissociative identity disorder, domineering mother, patient, mentally unstable, child abuse, physical abuse, compassion, doctor patient relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, disability, human spirit, paralysis, coma, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, writing, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, therapy, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, navy, thanksgiving, anger, demotion, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Soul Keeper (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the present days, Maria Spielrein and Fraser are in Russia making a research about the life of Sabina Spielrein. In the beginning of the Twentieth Century, this Russian girl was a patient treated by Dr. Jung and later they fall in love for each ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, serious, neurotic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nazi occupation, love affair, tragic hero, doctors and patients, power relations, romance, society, mentally unstable, experimenting, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%