Movies like Johanna

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Johanna (2005)
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Johanna (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued rejection of him and allies himself with the outraged hospital authorities. They wage war against her but the grateful patients join forces to protect her. This is a filmic and musical interpretation of the Passion of Joan of Arc.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, experimental, sexual, offbeat, sexy
Plot: hospital, old man, prostitute, life is a bitch, medical, drug abuse, addiction, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, healing power, coma, opera, fire, morphine, wheelchair, sexual relations, superhuman powers, strong female presence, unfulfillment, drug addict, patient, doctor, drug addiction, nurse, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and psychological films with plots about life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, unfulfillment, society, prostitute and drug addiction mostly in Drama, Musical and Romance genres. Some movies like Johanna: Delta (2008), Morphine (2008), Cocaine Angel (2006), Dealer (2004), Most High (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, isolation, obsession, dysfunctional family, human nature, village, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
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 7.2
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, hopelessness, doctor, civil war, loneliness, hardship, urban decay, rivalry, doctors, morphine ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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62%
 5.2
 306
Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, witty ...
Plot: drug use, addiction, life is a bitch, downfall, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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56%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, crimes, social misfits, estrangement, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.5
 278
Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, life is a bitch, under the surface, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, drug abuse, down on your luck, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
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51%
 7.1
 426
Tosca (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Benoit Jacquot's acclaimed 2002 film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: opera, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, unfulfilled love, manipulation, concert, unfulfillment, dishonesty, manipulations, curses spells and rituals
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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51%
The Music Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ali is son of a well-off family who plays the santoor (an Iranian instrument) and has earned some reputation through his concerts and teaching music but is rejected by his family because of this profession, which they despise. He falls for one of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: musician, rise and fall, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, rehabilitation, music, society, unfulfillment, tragic hero, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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50%
A Caretaker's Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A custodian in a housing project discovers that a naked, mute woman he found in one of his apartments has miraculous healing powers.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: older man younger woman sex, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, sexual relations, sexual content, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, mute or deaf, female director, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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49%
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The Mighty Angel (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A shocking story about addiction and attempts to overcome it. The script is based on Jerzy Plich’s excellent novel “The Mighty Angel” (alternative title: "The Strong Angel Inn"). Jerzy (Robert Więckiewicz) is a writer and a heavy ...
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, addiction, haunted by the past, writer's life, clinic, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, depression, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
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48%
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In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, introspection, society, drug overdose, drug addiction, drug rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
This Beautiful City (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol’s nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, introspection, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, couple relations, infidelity, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, crimes, drug abuse, disability, misfit, society, social misfits, politics, bollywood, addiction, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
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45%
Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, artists and showbiz, music, desire for fame, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, musician's life, showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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43%
Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: bleak, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: gay, prostitute, male prostitute, misfit, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, addiction, youth, social misfits, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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43%
The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, addiction, family relations, love and romance, crimes, life is a bitch, drug abuse, parents and children, drug dealing, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
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43%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, obsession, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems, love affair, addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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42%
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, unfulfillment, crimes, prostitute, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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42%
 5.7
 212
Glass Lips (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This dialog-free film, originally presented as 33 short films, is an experimental, bizarre set of meditations and flashbacks of the grotesque.
Style: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, life is a bitch, estrangement, haunted by the past, homecoming, doctors and patients, wrongfully committed, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, dull life, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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41%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, rehabilitation, family relations, couples, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
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40%
We All Fall Down (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this dark independent drama, Michael (Darcy Belsher) is an out of work actor who has been trying to pull himself out of a downward spiral of drug abuse that set in after the death of his mother. Michael's best friend Kris (Martin Cummins) ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, best friends, actor's life, rehabilitation, unfulfillment, youth, prostitute, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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40%
 6.6
 695
Cremaster 5 (1997)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Cremaster 5 (55 min, 1997) is a five-act opera (sung in Hungarian) set in late-ninteenth century Budapest. The last film in the series, Cremaster 5 represents the moment when the testicles are finally released and sexual differentiation is fully ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, epic, offbeat, stylized ...
Plot: unfulfillment, legends and myths, tragic love, redemption, human nature, introspection, theater, gender bending, love and romance, imaginary, hopes, opera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
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40%
 5.8
 79
Made in Ash (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A grittily realistic tale of prostitution at an Eastern European border town
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, roommate, life is a bitch, sexual content, down on your luck, seamstress, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost, female director, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, slovakia
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40%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, youth, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, make believe, wrestling, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, youth, pretense, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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35%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, self discovery, love, couples, friendship, fall in love, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.1
 201
Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, deadly, danger, sexual relations, couples, gory, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 67
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, drug dealing, crimes, hopes, youth, romance, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, suspenseful, touching, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, drug dealing, doctors and patients, teenage life, introspection, hopes, couples, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, going straight, friendship, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%