Movies like Sherrybaby

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Sherrybaby (2006)
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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 good mother, and Sherry finds her resolve to stay clean slowly weakening.
Style: emotional, bleak, depressing, serious, sexy, realistic, gloomy, erotic, road movie, rough ...
Plot: ex convict, prison, drug abuse, fondling, support group, addiction, mother daughter relationship, starting over, warden, drug addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, social misfits, rehabilitation, single parent, orgasm, robbery, hopes, drug addict, drugs, women, heroin, heroin addict, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, addiction, redemption, storytelling, dysfunctional family, family relations and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sherrybaby: Boogie Nights (1997), Fish Tank (2009), Powder Blue (2009), Pure (2002), Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, sexy, stylized, erotic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: sex, porn industry, drugs, cocaine, drug abuse, disco, addiction, drug addiction, nudity (full frontal - brief), voyeurism, oral sex, adult filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.3
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Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: age difference, coming of age, mother's boyfriend, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, dancing, sex with a minor, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, europe, england
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100%
 6.2
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Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, redemption, sexy woman, panic attack, exotic dancer, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, oral sex, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
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43%
 6.8
 3K
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, youth, drug addiction, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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42%
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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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41%
 6.1
 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: 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 ⇓
41%
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: cheating wife, horny woman, extramarital affair, slut, addiction, anorexia, female nudity, slutty attitude, slutty wife, mental illness, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, visually appealing, splatter, stylized ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, support group, self discovery, redemption, addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, drugs, heroin, group therapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, dysfunctional family, going straight, family life, drug abuse, working class, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, cliche ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new york state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 9K
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: working class, drug addiction, heroin, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, addiction, violence, drugs, drug addict, gangsters, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: disturbing, bleak, depressing, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, drug abuse, heroin, death of pet, heroin addict, drugs, drug use, prison, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, poverty, children, motel, little girl, eviction, social services, single mother, childhood, summer, female friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 37K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: depressing, psychological, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: depression, loneliness, suicide, drug addiction, suicide attempt, obsession, friendship, support group, tragedy, character study, physical therapy, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, depressing, twists and turns, touching, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, teacher, drugs, depression, psychology, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, redemption, drug addiction, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, loneliness, adaptation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: berlin germany, denmark, europe, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 683
On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, teenage pregnancy, drug dealer, single mother, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, addiction, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: slavery, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, happy ending, adultery, betrayal, empire, racism, police investigation, multiple storylines, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, canada, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, addiction, estrangement, starting over, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, illiteracy, poverty, dysfunctional family, social misfits, incest, teacher, parents and children, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, custody battle, courtroom drama, racist, justice, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 34K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: harsh, disturbing, sincere, rough, sexy ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, sexual perversion, starting over, ex convict, police officer, factory worker, suspicion, warden, rejection, anger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 17K
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 ⇓
35%
 7.5
 11K
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, depressing, meditative ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family relations, taxi driver, loneliness, depression, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, new jersey, europe, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 87K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, character study, single parent, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%