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

Most similar movies to The Slender Thread

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere 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), Mandela and de Klerk (1997). 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, hopes, family problems, working undercover, addiction, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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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89%
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, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, strong female presence, female director, housewife, foster parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, going straight, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, youth, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: sincere, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, state affairs, society, congress, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, political unrest, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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72%
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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, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, hopes, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, infected, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, death in the family, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, father daughter relationship, overdose, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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62%
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Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, heroin addict, pimp, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 944
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, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, misfit, crimes, drug dealing, social misfits, estrangement, overdose, society, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 294
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: 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: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, young lovers, life is a bitch, couples, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, family problems, family relations, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, misfit, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: adoption, overdose, family relations, life is a bitch, custody, family life, parents and children, youth, gender, couple relations, addiction, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
Plot: job seeking, survival, life is a bitch, coping, family problems, realism, eviction, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, ex athlete, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, human nature, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, working class, medical school, family relations, neighborhood, apartment, racial segregation, housewife, racial prejudice, racial tension, urban setting, african american ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Mrs. Harris (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes of passion, obsession, destructive relationship, vengeance, addiction, dishonesty, romance, crimes, love and romance, life is a bitch, womanizer ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1980 ...
Place: virginia, florida, philadelphia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Fix (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: FIX takes you from Beverly Hills to Watts, and places in between, in one day, as documentary filmmakers Bella and Milo race to get Milo's brother Leo from jail to rehab before 8pm, or Leo goes to prison for three years.
Style: witty, semi serious, uplifting, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: filmmaking, on the road, obsessive quest, race against time, life is a bitch, escapades, family relations, drug abuse, drug rehab, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
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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, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, underage drinking, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 490
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, family problems, estrangement, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 653
Better Things (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gails agoraphobia keeps her inside where she escapes into romance novels. She shares a house with her Nan, recently back from the hospital. Gradually, they both try to reach out to each other to break their isolation. Rob plunges further into his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: isolation, drug abuse, addiction, countryside, social decay, family problems, life is a bitch, society, mental illness, small town, confined, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school kid (Sumpter) develops an addiction to Internet porn so intense that it begins to destroy his life and tear his family apart.
Style: realistic, serious, christian film, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, teenage love, obsession, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school, married couple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, student, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, hopelessness, civil war, doctor, hardship, loneliness, morphine, urban decay, repression, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 271
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: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: downfall, rehabilitation, losing-it hero, addiction, family problems, under the surface, couples, destructive relationship, drug abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epileptic, epilepsy, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 873
Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
10 Days in a Madhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nellie Bly, a 23 year-old reporter for Joseph Pulitzer, goes undercover in the notorious Blackwell's Island women's insane asylum in order to expose corruption, abuse and murder.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: undercover, mental institution, uncover truth, journalism, life is a bitch, working undercover, reporter, doctors and patients, media, power relations, strong female presence, abuse
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, suicide, death, lawyer, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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