Movies like Last Exit to Brooklyn

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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, social, tense, social realism, based on true events, gloomy, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, brooklyn new york city, fight, union, working class, society, crimes, crime, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, transsexual, teenage life, gang, sexual relations, soldier, life is a bitch, fall in love, factory, urban, gays and lesbians, city life, leadership, social decay, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany

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Most similar movies to Last Exit to Brooklyn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, female nudity, society, pornography and prostitute mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Last Exit to Brooklyn: Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), White Irish Drinkers (2010), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, degradation, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Chelsea is an in-demand call girl whose $2,000 an hour price tag allows her to live in New York's lap of luxury. Besides her beauty and sexual skill, Chelsea offers her clients companionship and conversation, or, as she dubs it, "the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, melancholic, meditative, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, escort, sexual relations, workplace, social relations, couple relations, workplace situations, call girl, economic crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presidential election, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, society, fighting illness, homosexuality, eviction, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual relations, looking for love, self discovery, nightlife, looking for sex, city life, couples, family relations, drug abuse, loneliness, sexuality, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, urban, dysfunctional family, city life, redemption, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, society, going straight, crimes, drug dealing, downfall ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, young lovers, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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61%
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, misfit, social misfits, crimes, school, parents and children, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, crime, crimes, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes, gender, city life, urban, vengeance, storytelling, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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57%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, prostitute, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, immigrants, criminal heroes, gangsters, society, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, price of justice, ambition, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, society, human spirit, working class, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Working Girls (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she ...
Style: sexual, sincere, sexy, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), brothel, strong female presence, profanity, strong sexual content, indoor, working class, sexual relations, feminism, introspection, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, family problems, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, re-education ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
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Whore (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This melodrama investigates the life of a prostitute in a pseudo-documentary style.
Style: serious, sincere, bleak, harsh, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, mistreatment, rape, redemption, friendship, nightlife, downfall, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, woman in danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, tense, surreal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, sex, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, gangsters, rescue, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, destructive relationship, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, gloomy, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, youth, drug addiction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, virginity, life is a bitch, society, politics, youth, apprentice, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.
Style: witty, talky, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: writers, filmmaking, alcohol, addiction, friendship, alcohol abuse, hotel, bittersweet, strong female presence, performer's life, unfulfillment, downfall ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, delusion, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, family relations, law enforcer killer, drugs/alcohol, neo realism, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, lottery, family relations, culture clash, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, social differences, racism, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, mexico, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, crimes, society, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 3K
Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, down on your luck, introspection, working class, unwanted pregnancy, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, bittersweet, life is a bitch, confined, hopes, performer's life, going straight, injustice, profanity, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Trash (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie follows Joe (Dallesandro), a heroin addict, throughout his quest to score more drugs. The episodic plot occurs over a single day and centers around Joe's problematic relationship with his on-off, sexually frustrated girlfriend ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, cult film
Plot: pregnancy, welfare, infidelity, drug addict, male prostitute, social differences, social misfits, transsexual, prostitute, gender, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, survival, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, danger, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%