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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
 8.3
 820K
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, depressing, atmospheric, emotional, surreal, captivating, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, drug addiction, hallucination, drug trip, depression, degradation, drug use, destructive relationship, downfall, paranoia, junkie, drug addict, tragic event, psychiatrist, loneliness, heroin addict, bad trip, existentialism, dreams, parents and children, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, bleak, talky and visually appealing films with plots about addiction, life is a bitch, brutality, runaway, storytelling, drug addiction and mentor mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Requiem for a Dream: The Basketball Diaries (1995), Candy (2006), Trainspotting (1996), Christiane F. (1981), Spun (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug overdose, basketball, anguish, antisocial behavior, coach, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.2
 45K
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: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, junkie, marriage, life is a bitch, obsession, lovers, artist, painting, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 673K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, addiction, social misfits, surrealism, counterculture, dark humor, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 25K
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, bleak, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug overdose, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 6.7
 39K
Spun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: psychedelic, rough, stylized, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: drug abuse, methamphetamine, drug trip, older woman younger woman relationship, drug addiction, stripper, self destructing, drugged, drugs, strong sexual content, addiction, s&m ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 745K
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, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, hallucination, ballet, insanity, surrealism, dancer's life, psychology, paranoia, character study, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 45K
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, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, addiction, drug abuse, fashion, model, lesbian romance, heroin, drug addiction, aids, strong sexual content, mental illness, lesbianism ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dark humor, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, couples, overdose, thief, loss of friend, robbery, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 8.8
 2.0M
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, split personality, self destructing, fighting the system, insomnia, social decay, life philosophy, dark humor, losing-it hero, paranoia, against the rules, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 259K
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: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: porn industry, drug abuse, cocaine, rise and fall, sex, drugs, male prostitution, porn actor, addiction, adultery, strong sexual content, fame ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.7
 84K
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, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, serious ...
Plot: teacher, depression, teachers and students, suicide, dedicated educator, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, life is a bitch, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, betrayal, drug use, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: drug addiction, blackmail, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, theft, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1974, 80s, 2010s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 171K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, cult leader, belief, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, popularity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, future ...
Place: usa, new york, alabama, philadelphia, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, abortion, addiction, redemption, heroin, dark humor, destructive relationship, human nature, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, phoenix arizona, iowa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 46K
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: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, addiction, gynecologist, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: psychedelic, surreal, clever, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, road trip, american dream, drugs, journalism, hitchhiker, addiction, surrealism, psychedelia, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 10K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 32K
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: captivating, serious, gloomy, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: punk, heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, destructive relationship, self harm, punk music, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock and roll, s&m ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, england, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 287
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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, downfall, rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, couples, under the surface, family problems, drug abuse, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 4K
6 Balloons (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, rough
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, drug abuse, heroin addict, addiction, surprise party, drug use, brother sister relationship, heroin addiction, family relations, junkie, surprise birthday party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 51K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, life is a bitch, crimes, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 890
Nobody's Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The story of four people who cannot manage to become a family again after a loss and who destroy themselves with each passing day.
Style: disturbing, surreal, realistic, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, older woman younger man sex, family relations, crumbling relationship, family, milf, paranoia, anguish, desperation, degradation, tragic event, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, friendship, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, destructive relationship, drug abuse, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 5K
The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, psychotronic, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: lsd, drug abuse, self discovery, hallucination, midlife crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, psychedelia, guru, panic, divorce, hippie ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, suicidal, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 177K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, stock broker, drug lord, drug dealing, betrayal, race against time, introspection, organized crime, regret, rage, drug dealer, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 10K
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: gloomy, bleak, rough, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, estrangement, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, inheritance, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 319
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, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, downfall, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, drug use, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, drug abuse, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%