Movies like The Slender Thread

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The Slender Thread (1965)
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The Slender Thread (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.
Style: tense, sincere, serious, realistic, talky, suspense
Plot: overdose, race against time, drug abuse, rescue, student, telephone, suicide attempt, college, clinic, life is a bitch, addiction, police, suicide, drugs, psychologist, patient, african american, interracial relations, deception, search, marriage, junkie, coast guard, motel, volunteer ...
Time: 60s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, society, family relations, drug addiction and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Slender Thread: Courage (1986), Clean and Sober (1988), Deep in My Heart (1999), Acts of Worship (2001), Putty Hill (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, family problems, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, family in crisis, addiction, working undercover, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, human nature, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, introspection, self discovery, rehabilitation, going straight, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, birth mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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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: 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, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, overdose, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, social relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine both received Emmy nominations for their performances in this made-for-TV movie. The plot follows Nelson Mandela's 27-year struggle to end apartheid.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, apartheid, discrimination, society, heroes, politics, fighting the system, political unrest, false accusation, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, rehabilitation, society, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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 addict, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, crimes, social misfits, estrangement, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
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54%
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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, witty ...
Plot: drug use, addiction, life is a bitch, downfall, rehabilitation, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, drug addiction, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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49%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, family problems, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, Tate Bradley, a twenty-five year old, African-American man attempts to commit suicide. He survives the ordeal, but from his actions, it is obvious that "Something is Killing Tate." The ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, childhood trauma, curses spells and rituals, relationship problems, african american, suicide attempt, suicide, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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48%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
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47%
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Fix (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
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Better Things (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005)
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Beat (2000)
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
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Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak
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Shy People (1987)
Genre: Drama
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38%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Love Field (1992)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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