Movies like Trainspotting

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Trainspotting (1996)
 8.2
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Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: stylized, disturbing, realistic, bleak, clever, dark humor, semi serious, surreal, ironic, dark ...
Plot: friendship, drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, cult, surrealism, drugs, violence, depression, british, marijuana, existentialism, buddies, drugs/alcohol, violent, social misfits, rock, stylish, storytelling, drinking, mentor, visceral, music, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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Filth
Comedy, Crime, Drama
UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
97 min.
 7.1
Fight Club
Drama
USA, Germany
139 min.
 8.8
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Most similar movies to Trainspotting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, harsh and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, brutality, mentor, storytelling, life philosophy, pornography and drinking mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Trainspotting: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Filth (2013), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Quadrophenia (1979), Fight Club (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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T2: Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: reflective, melancholic, stylized, bleak, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, drug addiction, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, drugs, betrayal, redemption, tragedy, british, drug abuse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland, bulgaria
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Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.1
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Filth
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: surreal, dark humor, sexual, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, police investigation, corruption, insanity, murder, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, crime, manipulation, police corruption, pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, hamburg germany
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System:   73%
    User:   96%
 
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Drugstore Cowboy
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, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, heroin, redemption, friendship, drug addiction, hospital, going straight, overdose, drugs, on the road, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 7.3
 15K
Quadrophenia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
Style: bleak, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: working class, motorcycle, music, coming of age, rock, rock and roll, rebellion, drug abuse, adolescence, drugs, hotel, estrangement ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965
Place: england, london, europe, scotland, brighton ...
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System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
 8.8
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Fight Club
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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System:   35%
    User:   55%
 
The Basketball Diaries
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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    User:   100%
 
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their ...
Style: surreal, cynical, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, journalism, marijuana, drugs, paranoia, culture clash, hotel, road trip, surrealism, on the road, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
 7.4
 8K
Nil by Mouth
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug abuse, addiction, heroin, working class, violence, drugs, drinking, father son relationship, realism, poverty, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
 7.7
 108K
This Is England
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, skinhead, coming of age, violence, innocence lost, childhood, adolescence, friendship, bullying, brainwashing, prejudice, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, woodstock, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 160K
25th Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: crime, friendship, redemption, betrayal, prison, guilt, freedom, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
The Panic in Needle Park
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs, heroin, prostitution, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, depression, relationships, homeless, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
 7.1
 41K
Naked Lunch
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: surreal, psychological, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, writing, addiction, drugs, drug addiction, paranoia, surrealism, homosexuality, jazz, postmodernism, drugs/alcohol, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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 6.8
 34K
Spun
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up ...
Style: stylized, rough, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drugs, drug addiction, pornography, male nudity, buddies, drugs/alcohol, weed, gay, social misfits, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   67%
 
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, heroin, drugs, drug addiction, hospital, drinking, on the road, apocalypse, realism, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, mexico, phoenix arizona, iowa, chicago illinois
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, destiny, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, finnish, drugs, sex, male nudity, strong sexual content, parents and children, pornography, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
American Buffalo
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three inner-city losers plan a robbery of a valuable coin in a seedy second-hand junk shop.
Style: talky, bleak, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, heist, dialogue driven, buddies, dialogue, store, greed, crime gone awry, friendship, urban, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
 7.1
 1K
Small Faces
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, brutal ...
Plot: working class, gang, dysfunctional family, coming of age, violence, artist, gangs, juvenile delinquency, brutality, ghetto, violent, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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System:   23%
    User:   20%
 
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 7.0
 66K
Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, aids, innocence lost, coming of age, drugs, sex, weed, drug abuse, teenager, violence, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   21%
 
Last Exit to Brooklyn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: working class, prostitution, prostitute, social decay, drinking, brutality, urban, society, crime, rape, depression, violent ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
Bright Lights, Big City
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: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, redemption, downfall, drugs/alcohol, drinking, urban, death, alcohol abuse, nightlife, cancer, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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System:   22%
    User:   26%
 
 7.2
 79K
Half Nelson
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: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, drugs, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, drinking, basketball, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 7.2
 5K
Career Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, college, reunion, realism, best friends, unlikely friendships, secrets, loneliness, drinking, life philosophy, dialogue, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe, new jersey, tokyo
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System:   21%
    User:   18%
 
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The Designated Mourner
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, biting, serious, bleak, intellectual ...
Plot: poetry, writer's life, hotel, storytelling, pornography, loneliness, male nudity, death, couple relations, writers, brutality, prison ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
 5.9
 452
Sweet Nothing
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, drugs, money, social misfits, drinking, drug addiction, life philosophy, crumbling marriage, gangster, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bronx new york city
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System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
Return of the Secaucus Seven
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, college, male nudity, drinking, buddies, unlikely friendships, dialogue, reunion, loneliness, relationships, hopes, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, medical school, washington d.c.
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System:   20%
    User:   22%
 
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The Trip
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: drug abuse, marijuana, surrealism, male nudity, drugs, life & death, self discovery, rock and roll, weed, pornography, runaway, drug addiction ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: tokyo, california
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System:   20%
    User:   20%
 
 7.1
 21K
Human Traffic
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man I'm gonna blow steam out of my head like a screaming kettle. I'm gonna talk cods hit to strangers all night. I'm gonna lose the plot ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: friendship, drug abuse, drugs, drinking, hip hop, urban, drugs/alcohol, city life, paranoia, male nudity, marijuana, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, wales
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System:   20%
    User:   82%
 

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Tape
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
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Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
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Place: california, new jersey
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