Movies like Permanent Midnight

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Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently to Stahl's flashback. Other women in Stahl's life are his British wife Sandra and his agent Vola.
Style: dark humor, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, biting, cynical, psychological, stylized, dramatic ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, hollywood, rehabilitation, adultery, sex, police, party, drugs/alcohol, writer's life, alcohol, rise and fall, dysfunctional family, ambition, artists and showbiz, drug addiction, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and gloomy films with plots about drinking, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dialogue, mentor, addiction and storytelling mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Permanent Midnight: Sid and Nancy (1986), Auto Focus (2002), Gia (1998), Pinero (2001), Candy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, drug abuse, heroin, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch, music band, love affair, punk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, england, europe, britain, usa ...
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100%
 6.6
 12K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, hollywood, rise and fall, adultery, friendship, tv show, filmmaking, obsession, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
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69%
 7.0
 36K
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, erotic, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, fashion, lesbian, mental illness, nightlife, lifestyle, heroin, strong sexual content, aids, model, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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61%
 6.4
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Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, social misfits, writer's life, rise and fall, rising to stardom, celebrity culture, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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54%
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Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, artist, marriage, life is a bitch, lovers, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia, melbourne australia
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51%
 6.3
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Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
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, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, university, depression, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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42%
 6.9
 21K
Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, courtroom, law firm, lawsuit, cocaine, underdog, dedicated lawyer, drugs/alcohol, courtroom drama, legal action, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1995
Place: usa, washington d.c., houston texas
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41%
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Lenny (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public.
Style: bleak, clever, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, against the rules, judaism, comedian, jewish, kiss, rise and fall, civil rights, performer's life, drug abuse, fighting the system, stand-up comedian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, atmospheric, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, artist, singer, fashion, socialite, infidelity, interview, love, studio, mental illness, rise and fall, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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39%
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The Boost (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to turn. His friend, Joel, introduces him to cocaine to give ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, downfall, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, drug dealing, crimes, drug addiction, drugs, congress, hospital ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
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37%
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High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, addiction, love, romance, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, exploitation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, poet, beach, love, snow, boat, writer's life, romance, crumbling marriage, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, campus, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 18K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, basketball, overdose, creativity, graffiti, sex, drug addiction, heroin, painting, rise and fall, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, iowa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prohibition, alcohol, filmmaking, hotel, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, friendship, addiction, rise and fall, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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34%
 7.0
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The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, sexy, gloomy, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, romance, cheating, heroin, debt, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, cons and scams, down on your luck, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 33K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: personal assistant, friendship, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, buddies, mentally unstable, starting over, reunion, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city, australia ...
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33%
Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, cocaine, crumbling marriage, going straight, infertility, children, cheating, extramarital affair, marriage, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: epic, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, infidelity, journalist, photojournalist, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, romance, couple relations, sex, love, war, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her sex star pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: actor's life, sex, party, photo shoot, showbiz, tragic hero, celebrity, desire for fame, rise and fall, rising to stardom, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1940s ...
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32%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, gloomy, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, siblings relations, addiction, family gatherings, sister, family problems, family relations, family life, rehabilitation, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii
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31%
 5.9
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Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, rise and fall, couple relations, crimes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, showbiz, filmmaking, pornography, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 8K
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 609
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: coming of age, drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, suburbs, dangerous attraction, addiction, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, suburban life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, rehabilitation, alcoholic, family, romance, yuppie, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, therapy, new love, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: jazz, drug abuse, nightclub owner, racist, music, racism, showbiz, blues, musician's life, addiction, tragic hero, blues music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1940s
Place: harlem, usa, cross country, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 213K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: sexual, captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized ...
Plot: pornography, drug abuse, strong sexual content, rise and fall, porn industry, innocence lost, sex, cocaine, addiction, rags to riches, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, motel, friendship, addiction, overdose, drugs/alcohol, urban, hat, junkie, superstition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, womanizer, movie star, hollywood, actor's life, forbidden love, love affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, cuba, vancouver british columbia canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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