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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
Plot: race against time, overdose, drug abuse, rescue, student, suicide attempt, telephone, college, clinic, life is a bitch, addiction, suicide, psychologist, patient, african american, deception, search, marriage, motel, volunteer, police detective, abuse, university student, telephone call, police ...
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, sincere and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, society, drug addiction, parents and children and drugs mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Slender Thread: Clean and Sober (1988), Putty Hill (2010), Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), The Panic in Needle Park (1971), Cisco Pike (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, self discovery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
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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, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, introspection, social relations, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, overdose, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, death in the family, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
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Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic homeless man, whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, haunted by the past, drugs/alcohol, tragic hero, human nature, abuse, institution, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, suicide attempt, male friendship, homeless man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england
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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, rough, serious, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, destructive relationship, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cisco Pike (1972)
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, pimp, heroin addict, marijuana, police investigation, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, drug abuse, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, addiction ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, couples, downfall, going straight, destructive relationship, crimes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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, gloomy, serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, drug use, drug dealing, rehabilitation, downfall, couples, lifestyle, prostitute, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, psychological, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life, family life, family relations, one day, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
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62%
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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: tense, emotional, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison, discrimination, politics, righting the wronged, injustice, society, rebellion, congress, legal, false accusation, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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61%
 6.4
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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: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, parents and children, working undercover, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, family in crisis, society, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: biting, realistic, tense, witty, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, relationship vs career, on the road, rehabilitation, rising to stardom, musician's life ...
Time: 70s
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54%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, working class, racial segregation, neighborhood, apartment, racial prejudice, housewife, racial tension, family problems, human nature, insurance, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere, suspenseful ...
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Style: realistic, gloomy, tense, atmospheric, serious
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
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Style: serious, talky, disturbing, depressing, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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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, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
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Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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43%
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Genre: Drama
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Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, sentimental
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, overdose, robbery, friendship, motel, addiction, thief, loss of friend, junkie, hat, superstition ...
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35%
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, serious, rough, psychological ...
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Digging for Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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