Movies like Prozac Nation

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Prozac Nation (2001)
 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. Her psychiatrist prescribes Prozac … but is that her only choice?
Style: psychological, clever, cynical, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional, stylized, dramatic, depressing ...
Plot: mental illness, depression, college, university, insomnia, introspection, drugs/alcohol, therapy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, journalism, youth, writer's life, obsession, twentysomething life, life is a bitch, sleep deprivation, addiction, coming of age, psychiatrist, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, family in crisis, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas

Most similar movies to Prozac Nation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and psychological films with plots about mentor, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, life philosophy, drinking and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Prozac Nation: Girl, Interrupted (1999), Frances (1982), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Sylvia (2003), Permanent Midnight (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, eating disorder, coming of age, nurse, incest, patient, female protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, touching, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, drug addiction, insanity, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 10K
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, gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writing, poet, snow, beach, love, boat, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, campus, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, hollywood, rehabilitation, party, police, sex, adultery, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, mental illness, student life, fascist, friends, confession, university ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 38K
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: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, strong sexual content, mental illness, aids, heroin, model, lesbian romance, nightlife, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, couple relations, suburban life, writer's life, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, bipolar disorder, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, doctors and patients, fall in love, forbidden love, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: depression, mental illness, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, friends, shyness, adolescence, coming of age, love and romance, anxiety ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 620
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: psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family in crisis, dangerous attraction, social decay, family problems, suburbs, teenage life, innocence lost, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, high school, youth, coming of age, overbearing parent, first love, generation gap, virginity, suicide attempt, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, prohibition, alcohol, addiction, friendship, hotel, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, friends, drug abuse, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, love triangle, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 29K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, therapy, first love, doctors and patients, hip hop, buddies, misfit, fall in love, love affair, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, first love, couple relations, single parent, football, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, bully, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, popularity, private school, high school, adolescence, acceptance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, family relations, human nature, society, starting over, couples, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, family relations, investigation, prison life, parents and children, crimes, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, california, paris france, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 6K
Mad Love (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental illness, high school, mental institution, opposites attract, teen angst, suicide attempt, college, romance, coming of age, youth, on the road, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, coming of age, loss of son, therapy, middle class, family problems, acceptance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas, illinois, chicago illinois, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Station (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, factual, touching ...
Plot: russian, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle, writer's life, golden years, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 21K
London (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Style: talky, psychological, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, introspection, hopes, love, dysfunctional relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, cocaine, party, romance, drugs/alcohol, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 5K
To Our Loves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A portrait of youth in bloom; a tale of one family's dissolution; a reflection upon the danger and the mystery in living. Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a free spirit and the vessel for an almost Brontëan choler. She's 16, and men ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, psychological, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, looking for sex, society, human nature, introspection, youth, self discovery, family relations, teenage life, family problems, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, wedding, drug addiction, african american, interracial marriage, sister sister relationship, addiction, wedding preparations and rituals, rehearsal, family life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, boarding school life, lesbian lover, friendship, teenage love, passion, secret, roommate, teenage life, boarding school, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drug-addicted doctor who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients is a gifted writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental institution, obsession, addiction, mind game, couples, love affair, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, rehabilitation, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Art for Teachers of Children (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude. She is naive, and he ...
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: college, school, coming of age, forbidden love, college life, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, teachers and students, love and romance, boarding school life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 172K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, strong sexual content, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, dancing, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
All the Right Moves (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sensitive study of a headstrong high school football star who dreams of getting out of his small Western Pennsylvania steel town with a football scholarship. His equally ambitious coach aims at a college position, resulting in a clash which could ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, college, ambition, locker room, sport, small town, drinking, friendship, youth, pregnancy, sex, marching band ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%