Movies like The Angel 2009

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The Angel (2009)
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The Angel (2009)
Original name: Engelen
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug addict becomes a mother and has to deal with responsibility and self-respect.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak, contemplative, non-linear
Plot: child neglect, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, destructive relationship, family problems, human nature, solitude, downfall, coping, small town, domestic disturbance, escape from reality, domestic violence, drug abuse, family relations, graphic violence, realism, single parent, overdose, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe

Most similar movies to The Angel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, youth and drug abuse mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Angel: Wolfy (2009), Low Tide (2012), Mina Walking (2015), Acts of Worship (2001), Glassland (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional character, neo realism, negligence, family relations, little girl, addiction, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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95%
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 581
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, society, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, working class, life is a bitch, realism, small town, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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78%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, realism, rebellion, child as adult, single parent, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, downfall, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, violence spree, danger, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, divorce, breaking point, under the surface, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, youth, single parent, drug abuse, working class, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, youth, society, danger, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, rape, innocence lost, child rape, police, psychologist, stripper, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, addiction, rehabilitation, downfall, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, destructive relationship, drug abuse, down on your luck, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 429
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, life turned upside down, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, drug abuse, society, teenage prostitution, teenage prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 351
Intoxicating (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dorian Shanley, is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy. While Dorian's life and career take a nosedive, Shanley numbs the pain of losing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, hospital, human nature, introspection, couples, family problems, downfall, drug dealing, rehabilitation, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, rough, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference, partying, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
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 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, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, urban, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 484
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, estrangement, family problems, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 621
Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, military, hopes, injustice, feminism, human spirit, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 80K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, peer pressure, underage drinking, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family problems, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, family in crisis, parents and children, domestic disturbance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 6K
Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, sexual, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, explicit sex, teenage life, youth, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, teenage sex, teen drinking, strong sexual content, unsimulated sex, abusive boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life, realism, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, urban ghetto, single parent, teenage life, protecting from truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: disturbing, touching, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, selflessness, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 749
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, family problems, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 4K
Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, alcoholic father, abusive father, husband wife relationship, dying woman, child abuse ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: violence, dysfunctional family, ambition, gang, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 6K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, fired from the job, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, strong sexual content, estrangement, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%