Movies like Requiem for a Dream

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
 8.3
 671K
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, surreal, captivating, depressing, tense, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples, parents and children, paranoia, tragic event, psychiatrist, dreams, degradation, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict, existentialism, drug snorting, loneliness, junkie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city

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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, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, storytelling, drinking and drugs mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Requiem for a Dream: Trainspotting (1996), The Basketball Diaries (1995), Sid and Nancy (1986), Fight Club (1999), Candy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 566K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, rough, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, society, crimes, misfit, drug addiction, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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100%
The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, downfall, heroin, friends, innocence lost, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, rebellion, adolescence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 26K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 40K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 67K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 41K
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: surreal, psychological, sexual, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: seduction, writing, hallucinations, hallucination, bug, exterminator, drug abuse, murder, jazz, postmodernism, addiction, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.6
 19K
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: gloomy, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: downfall, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 263K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: talky, clever, bleak, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, infidelity, terminal illness, child prodigy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, chance, redemption, cancer, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1950s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 203
Gringo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Filmed in documentary-style, the film follows the character of Gringo, a young man looking for fortune in New York, only to fall into heroin addiction.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban, realism, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, americana, crimes, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
28%
 8.0
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, fondling, heroin, parole officer, support group, ex convict, incest, cocaine, addiction, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 2K
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, countryside, life is a bitch, innocence lost, doctors and patients, power relations, social relations, coping, urban decay, drug addiction ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, siblings relations, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: drug abuse, magazine, fashion show, nightlife, addiction, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, downfall, urban, redemption, alcohol abuse, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 270
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: losing-it hero, downfall, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, couples, gays and lesbians, down on your luck, under the surface, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, drinking, alcoholic, violence, public relations, party, romance, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.6
 8K
Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, redemption, single parent, estrangement, inheritance, addiction, urban, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, kindergarten, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 452
Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, downfall, urban ghetto, going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: addiction, irish, dysfunctional family, sailor, actor, terminal illness, family life, one day, morphine, crumbling marriage, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 7K
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 ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, going straight, rehabilitation, sibling relationship, self discovery, addiction, drug abuse, family life, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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