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Sweet Nothing (1995)
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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 the family. Three years later, Angel is still dealing, and has not saved any money, instead spending it on crack. His addiction grows, straining his friendship and his family life, and he gradually loses control.
Style: melancholic, realistic, serious, light, road movie, feel good, bloody, dramatic, splatter, talky ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family relations, family problems, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction, dysfunctional family, existentialism, depression, drugs, catastrophe, gangsters, business, monster, natural disaster, relationships, dark humor, spider, computer game ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city

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Most similar movies to Sweet Nothing

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, addiction, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, hopes and drug addiction mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sweet Nothing: Drunks (1995), Clean and Sober (1988), A Brother's Kiss (1997), Acts of Worship (2001), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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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, 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 ⇓
94%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, male rape, downfall, haunted by the past, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
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86%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, family life, addiction, self discovery, siblings relations, against the odds, unemployment, family relations, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
69%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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 ...
Style: realistic, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, coping, family problems, hopes, self discovery, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: depressing, talky, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family relations, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, redemption, actor, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, morphine ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, working undercover, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, clever, enigmatic, light ...
Plot: beekeeper, dysfunctional family, prison, swamp, bee, corruption, brutality, crime gone awry, character study, beautiful scenery, betrayal, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
63%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: intense, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, nightlife, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, starting over, supportive spouse, downfall, friendship, writers, magazine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, drug addiction, drug use, downfall, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
59%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, infected, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, tear jerker, allegory, bad ending, political ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, murder, death, schizophrenia, photographer, homelessness, homeless, homeless man, street life, homeless shelter, street kid ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, teenage life, introspection, drug dealing, addiction, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, poverty, prostitute, society, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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52%
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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52%
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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, 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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50%
Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: gothic, serious, non-linear, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, hopes, addiction, drug abuse, teenage life, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits, custody, society, second chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, rough, tense, gloomy ...
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48%