Movies like Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
 7.3
 158K
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, heartbreaking, serious, emotional, gloomy, captivating, based on true events, depressing, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, friendship, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatric ward, eating disorder, coming of age, patient, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, nurse, insanity, teenage life, hanging, friends, diary, incest, doctors and patients, youth, crazy, social worker, mental institution, society ...
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 realistic, serious, psychological and visually appealing films with plots about mental illness, storytelling, mentor, friendship, depression, hospital and loneliness mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Girl, Interrupted: Gia (1998), It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Heavenly Creatures (1994), A Dangerous Method (2011), A Beautiful Mind (2001). 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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, strong sexual content, model, mental illness, lesbian romance, aids, heroin, supermodel, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, teenage love, psychiatric ward, teenage life, adolescence, friends, friendship, coming of age, psychiatrist, love and romance, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crimes, crime, tragic event ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ 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: intellectual, psychological, talky, sexy, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, historical character, psychoanalysis, patient, seduction, mentally unstable, sexual perversion, sexuality, psychology, mental illness, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, austria, vienna, central europe ...
⇓ 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, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, insanity, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, imagination, scientist, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 17K
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, college, introspection, university, therapy, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, writers ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, adolescence, teenage life, first love, friendship, teenagers, high school life, suicide, youth, hopes, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, serious, tense, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, strong female presence, graphic violence, doctors and patients, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: 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, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, insanity, freedom, nurse, anti heroes, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, dehumanization, society, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, teenage girl, hostage, tattoo, prison, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 78K
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, thought provoking, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, incest, troubled teen, foster child, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 50K
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, realistic, serious, sexual, witty ...
Plot: sexuality, writer's life, priest, murder, rape, emperor, hypocrisy, french revolution, french, sadism, mental institution, perversion ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 119K
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, motivational, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, hopes, mental institution, coma, hospital, illness, doctor, patient, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, youth, wrongfully committed, mental institution, dumped, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, uplifting, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, book, artists and showbiz, wrongfully committed, human spirit, misfit, social awkwardness, treatment, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 7K
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, rich and poor, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, rise to the top, life is a bitch, ambition, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, mental illness, racism, dancer, illness, haunted by the past, drugs/alcohol, power relations, identity crisis, doctors and patients, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1957, 50s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, coming of age, domestic violence, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, family relations, mechanic, homosexual, gay teenager, stepfather, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington d.c., washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, split personality, mental illness, child rape, psychology, child abuse, doctors and patients, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, human spirit, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 21K
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, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, youth, prostitution, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 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: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, self discovery, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, illinois, chicago illinois, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Dark Horse (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: chess, mental illness, hopes, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, power relations, mentally unstable, father son relationship, teaching, friendship, compassion, medication ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 14K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, single parent, family relations, rebelliousness, family problems, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 1K
Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, patient, treatment, depression, schizophrenia, childhood trauma, delusion, doctor, nurse, mental health, suicide attempt ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, power relations, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, dominatrix, family relations, dishonesty, friendship, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
20%
 6.8
 73K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, friendship, mental institution, schizophrenia, split personality, unfulfillment, romance, love affair, young lovers, misfit, youth ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%