Movies like The Saint of Fort Washington

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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
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The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. He reaches out to Jerry, a streetwise combat veteran, who takes Matthew under his wing as a son. The relationship between these two men grows as they attempt to conquer the numbing isolation of homelessness.
Style: bleak, sentimental, road movie, thought provoking, clever, touching, intellectual, feel good, depressing, bad ending ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, death, murder, schizophrenia, photographer, homelessness, homeless, street kid, street life, death of friend, loss of friend, homeless man, black man, homeless shelter, teenager, catastrophe, survival, business, drugs, loneliness, god, life, depression, bullying ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, boston, new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and bleak films with plots about society, family relations, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, redemption and down on your luck mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Saint of Fort Washington: Kids (1995), Ironweed (1987), Sweet Nothing (1995), The City (1998), Our Song (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: amusement park, friendship, mental illness, friends, buddies, social misfits, best friends, life is a bitch, betrayal, misfit, missing person, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, disturbing, erotic, sexy, depressing ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, virginity, underage sex, innocence lost, puberty, youth, strong sexual content, first sex, sex, teenager, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, splatter ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The City (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.
Style: stylized, inspirational, visually appealing, allegory, harsh ...
Plot: immigrants, working class, culture clash, money, school, photographer, poverty, father daughter relationship, male nudity, multiple storylines, childhood, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, mexico, latin america, new jersey, london ...
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66%
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Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
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64%
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Stone Pillow (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A homeless woman named Florabelle becomes the unwitting guide to the streets for a New York social worker named Carrie who thinks she has lessons to offer the down-and-out clients she serves at the homeless shelter. Soon, however, Carrie realizes ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: homeless, social worker, homeless shelter, woman in danger, survival, friendship, urban ghetto, college graduate, friends, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, redemption, society, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, survival, life is a bitch, lifestyle, teaching the ways of the world, injustice, social misfits, society, homelessness, homeless, street life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, gangsters, graphic violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, city life, urban ghetto life, addiction, school, drug abuse, best friends, coming of age, partners, buddies, unfulfillment, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: realistic, touching, dramatic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, jewish, religion, father son relationship, culture clash, chosen one, judaism, rabbi, jewish culture, orthodox jew, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, israel, california, usa
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54%
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Being Flynn (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, father son relationship, absent father, writer's life, homeless man, social misfits, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, suicide, homeless shelter, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: melancholic, intellectual, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, alone in the world, eccentricity, character study, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, art, writers ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, harvard university ...
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50%
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: sexy, talky, psychological, inspirational, dramatic ...
Plot: gang, prison, hip hop, crimes, bittersweet, marijuana, mental illness, mentor, moral ambiguity, police corruption, redemption, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, city life, americana, self discovery, restaurant, friendship, workplace, diner, family relations, social misfits, workplace romance, lonely ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: sexy, talky, intellectual, light, dramatic ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, catholicism, redemption, morality, female nudity, sex, rape, sexual fantasy, violent, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, europe, italy, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, society, life is a bitch, elderly, human nature, anti semitism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, poverty, prostitute, society, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: neo noir, sincere, bleak, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, mental institution, crimes, disability, coming of age, mentally challenged, death threat, father figure, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, drug abuse, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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41%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, male rape, downfall, haunted by the past, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional, bad ending ...
Plot: slavery, segregation, slave, african american, old man, distopia, manipulation, god, civil war, creativity, race, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
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40%
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, bad ending, bleak, visually appealing, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, high school, drugs, art teacher, age difference, multiple storylines, police investigation, adaptation, workplace, gang ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, clever, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, sexual content, graphic violence, society, family relations, twentysomething life, friends, dangerous animal, crimes, nothing to lose, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 666
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, tear jerker, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: disability, jazz, music, youth, beautiful scenery, dysfunctional family, stereotypes, race issues, mentor, family bonds, single father, family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, canada, usa
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38%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, harsh, bleak ...
Plot: working class, friendship, humanity, aids, culture clash, writers, weapons, vengeance, unlikely friendships, transformation, crime gone awry, courage ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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38%