Movies like Wasted 2002

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Wasted
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, biting
Plot: high school, small town, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, downfall, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, addiction, heroin, friendship, party, drug abuse, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, experiment, youth, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, custody, small town life, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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Oslo, August 31st
Drama
Norway
95 min.
 7.7
The Class
Drama
Estonia
99 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, society, youth, drug abuse, addiction, hopes and drug dealing mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Wasted: Acts of Worship (2001), Zooey (2006), Twist (2003), Pure (2002), Freaking Beautiful World (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Acts of Worship
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, bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, friendship, addiction, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
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Zooey
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prostitute, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, romance, downfall, urban, village, drug dealing, going straight, urban ghetto, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   82%
    User:   80%
 
 5.9
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Twist
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: sexual relations, kids in trouble, crimes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, life is a bitch, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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System:   66%
    User:   76%
 
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Pure
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, single parent, dealing with death, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, parents and children, waitress, heroin, birthday, baby, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
Freaking Beautiful World
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ippe and Papu are two teenagers spending the summer, when they get into trouble with their drug-dealer. They are forced to act as drug-mules. Along the way they meet a new girl, Mia.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, drug dealing, bar, going straight, addiction, rehabilitation, teenager, drug dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
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System:   51%
    User:   56%
 
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On the Outs
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: city life, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, single mother, prison, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Without Destination
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, strong sexual content, urban, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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Smashed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: addiction, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, support group, drugs/alcohol, school, relationships, depression, wine, character study, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 5.4
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Cocaine Angel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: addiction, prostitute, downfall, rehabilitation, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug use, drug dealing, going straight, hopes, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
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Palo Alto
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
 6.3
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Gringo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Filmed in documentary-style, the film follows the character of Gringo, a young man looking for fortune in New York, only to fall into heroin addiction.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, urban, realism, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, americana, crimes, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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Bullet Boy
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 6.3
 360
Rollercoaster
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, theme park, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, youth, gays and lesbians, human nature, friendship, curses spells and rituals, drug abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Heart of America
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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The Angel
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug addict becomes a mother and has to deal with responsibility and self-respect.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: downfall, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, realism, addiction, small town, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, domestic disturbance, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Purgatory House
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: serious, gothic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, teenage life, kids in trouble, coming of age, hopes, society, youth, family relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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Life Support
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
Plot: city life, aids, urban, gays and lesbians, going straight, urban ghetto, rehabilitation, drug abuse, friendship, addiction, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
She's Too Young
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sexual, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, suburbs, sexual abuse, sexual relations, coming out, high school life, sexually transmitted disease, suburban life, teenage life, thirtysomething life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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The Secret Life of Zoey
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, introspection, unfulfilled love, drug abuse, addiction, alcohol abuse, thirtysomething life, crimes, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
If Nothing Else Works Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, gloomy, offbeat, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, urban, friendship, down on your luck, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, friends, prostitute, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Oslo, August 31st
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: addiction, suicide attempt, loneliness, suicide, drinking, writer's life, depression, human nature, drug addiction, character study, drugs, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, california, oslo norway
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System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
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Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, going straight, parents and children, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, drug abuse, social decay ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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Woman Thou Art Loosed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
 6.7
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Cook County
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 7.1
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Our America
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, follow your dream, urban, journalism, urban ghetto, uncover truth, high school, human spirit, idealism, racism, social decay, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 5.3
 132
Maryjane
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: high school, drugs/alcohol, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, drug abuse, urban ghetto, frame up, high school life, rebellion, drug dealing, society ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
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Strays
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: buddies, juvenile delinquency, urban, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 

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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:   31%
    User:   37%
 
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Thirteen
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, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
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System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
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