Movies like Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
 7.4
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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 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, emotional, captivating, gloomy, heartbreaking, based on true events, depressing, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity, hanging, friends, eating disorder, female protagonist, crazy, psychiatric ward, doctors and patients, incest, youth, social worker, society, power relations, teenage girl ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
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 mentor, storytelling, friendship, depression, mental illness, loneliness and runaway mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Girl, Interrupted: Gia (1998), Prozac Nation (2001), A Dangerous Method (2011), A Beautiful Mind (2001), 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, sexual, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, lesbian, fashion, addiction, strong sexual content, mental illness, aids, heroin, model, nightlife, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
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100%
 6.3
 16K
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, clever, cynical, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, college, depression, university, introspection, drugs/alcohol, insomnia, therapy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, journalism, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, 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: psychological, intellectual, talky, serious, sexy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, sexual perversion, patient, mentally unstable, sexuality, mental illness, seduction, introspection, human nature, psychoanalysis, therapy, historical character ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, central europe, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, mathematics, prodigy, genius, obsession, schizophrenia, insanity, hallucinations, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, self control, power relations, hopes, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, confined, imaginary, teenage life, misfit, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ 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, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, depression, teenage life, friendship, psychiatric ward, shyness, friends, love and romance, adolescence, coming of age, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 72K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: child abuse, incest, depression, foster child, troubled teen, social worker, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 49K
Quills (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France ...
Style: erotic, sexual, stylized, captivating, rough ...
Plot: sexuality, perversion, french revolution, writer's life, murder, emperor, hypocrisy, priest, sadism, rape, french, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dramatic, serious, tragicomedy, captivating ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, nurse, freedom, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 111K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, mental institution, coma, hospital, hopes, illness, doctor, patient, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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31%
 7.4
 6K
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: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, wrongful imprisonment, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, coming out, teacher, youth, rebellion, tattoo, prison, teenage girl, hostage, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 9K
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, therapy, wannabe, dysfunctional family, painting, coming of age, addiction, healing power, misfit, self esteem, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, uplifting, serious, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, social awkwardness, lifestyle, misfit, treatment, coping, human spirit, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, gloomy, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, homosexual, mechanic, alcohol abuse, gender, youth, respect ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, offbeat, touching, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, suicide, schizophrenia, couples, youth, family relations, artists and showbiz, wrongfully committed, losing-it hero, misfit, mentally unstable, mental institution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, friendship, mental institution, schizophrenia, power relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 8.0
 6K
Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
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, uplifting ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, psychology, mental illness, child abuse, split personality, child molestation, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, misfit, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 70K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, sincere, psychological, depressing, inspirational ...
Plot: french, human spirit, paralysis, disability, life turned upside down, rehabilitation, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris, nepal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, power relations, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, dominatrix, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rough, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, friendship, obsession, youth, murder, writer's life, student life, mental illness, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 20K
Birdy (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, disfigurement, soldier, war, coming of age, haunted by the past, hopes, mute or deaf, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crime, best friends, tragic event ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 4K
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, sincere, talky, serious ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, youth, romance, friendship, love and romance, social misfits, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images ...
Style: touching, witty, gloomy, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, homosexual, suicide, maid, dying, gardener, seduction, gay, platonic, human nature, challenge ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, factual, melancholic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, fame, photographer, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%