Movies like The Secret Life of Zoey

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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of control. It's a true-to-life tale that parents and their kids should watch together.
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, touching, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, teenage life, drug dealing, introspection, doctors and patients, crimes, addiction, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family in crisis, going straight, hopes, drug addict, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, social problems, relationship problems, overdose, drug overdose, youth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Secret Life of Zoey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, hopes, parents and children, drug abuse and addiction mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Secret Life of Zoey: 28 Days (2000), Weekend with My Mother (2009), Pure (2002), The Wool Cap (2004), Acts of Worship (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: drug addiction, alcohol abuse, starting over, going straight, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, siblings relations, addiction, family relations, life is a bitch, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
Weekend with My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: going straight, longing, starting over, adoption, redemption, single parent, family relations, drug dealing, drug abuse, custody, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, spain
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71%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, youth, going straight, friendship, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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55%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
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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, 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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49%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, couples, family problems, family relations, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iran
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47%
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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, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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45%
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, infected, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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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: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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42%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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41%
Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, rise and fall, kids in trouble, teenage life, intrigue, uncontrollable, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, san francisco
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39%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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38%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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36%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, addiction, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement, teenager, family crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, sexual abuse, bishop, going straight, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, prostitute, family relations, family problems, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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33%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, drug abuse, overdose, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, family in crisis, introspection, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: high school, drug addict, friendship, heroin, life is a bitch, downfall, teenage life, small town, kids in trouble, drug dealing, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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33%
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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, 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
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33%
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Wedding Dress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Overly obsessive compulsive and too premature, Sora is easily distanced by her friends. Growing up without a father is something she would like to be fussy about with her mom, but Sora is still the one and only daughter of and the biggest support to ...
Style: semi serious, psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: wedding, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, mother daughter relationship, single mother, friendship, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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32%
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 561
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, drug dealing, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
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32%
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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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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31%
More Sex & the Single Mom (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Single, divorced lawyer Jess Gradwell returns in this sequel as she tries to raise her new three-year-old son, Jake, while dealing with her teenage daughter, Sara's, growing carnal desires with a photographer she meets while planning her high ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family gatherings, parents and children, looking for love, couples, love and romance, midlife crisis, lifestyle, family relations, youth, pregnancy, single parent, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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31%
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Treading Water (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Casey (Angela Redman) has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives a cozy life with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex (super sexy Nina Landey) until her stuffy family demands that she come home for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: coming out, eccentric family, family gatherings, fish out of water, culture clash, human nature, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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30%
Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tuba works daily at a grueling textile factory in Iran, returning home every night to deal with the rest of her problematic family, which includes: a pregnant daughter whose husband beats her regularly; a teenage son, who's been getting into ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, factory worker, politics, dysfunctional family, injustice, family problems, family life, human nature, couples, working class, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iran
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30%
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Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%
 4.3
 667
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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29%
 6.2
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America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, human spirit, custody, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, healing power, family problems, mental illness, sexual abuse, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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29%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, introspection, couple relations, drug abuse, haunted by the past, addiction, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
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29%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, immigrants, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, hopes, single parent, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
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29%