Movies like Wasted 2002

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Wasted (2002)
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Wasted (2002)
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, party, friendship, heroin, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, downfall, experiment, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, high school life, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, youth, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, custody, small town life, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas

Most similar movies to Wasted

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, youth, drug abuse, addiction, society, friendship and teenage life mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Wasted: Christiane F. (1981), Acts of Worship (2001), Twist (2003), Zooey (2006), Life Hits (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, downfall, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, prostitute, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, west germany, poland ...
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100%
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: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, downfall, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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56%
 5.9
 1K
Twist (2003)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug abuse, pimp, sexual relations, kids in trouble, crimes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 58
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, romance, urban, downfall, drug dealing, village, urban ghetto, going straight, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 1K
Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, urban, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, high school, friends, society, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 2K
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, drug addiction, heroin, waitress, baby, drug dealer, birthday, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, drug abuse, high school life, high school, teenage life, suburbs, kids in trouble, love and romance, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Freaking Beautiful World (1997)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: youth, hip hop, drug dealer, teenager, drug dealing, addiction, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, drug use, young people, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 283
Cocaine Angel (2006)
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, drug use, prostitute, downfall, rehabilitation, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, going straight, hopes, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 206
Gringo (1985)
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, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, realism, addiction, urban, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, americana, crimes, heroes, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gang, high school, downfall, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, crimes, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 362
Rollercoaster (1999)
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: high school, gang, school, juvenile delinquency, friendship, student life, teenage life, kids in trouble, crimes, youth, leadership, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Heart of America (2002)
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, hardcase students, crime, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, vengeance, violence spree, teachers and students, high school life, kids in trouble, deadly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 15K
Smashed (2012)
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, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: addiction, support group, drinking, teacher, rehabilitation, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, elementary school, drugs/alcohol, wife husband relationship, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, single parent, high school, destructive relationship, small town life, teenage life, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 132
Maryjane (1968)
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, school, drug dealing, friendship, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol, teachers and students, urban ghetto, drug abuse, frame up, high school life, rebellion ...
Time: 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 603
Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, overdose, heroin addiction, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, addiction, adolescence, teenager, prostitution, social issues, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 640
On the Outs (2004)
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, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, single mother, prison, city life, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 768
The Angel (2009)
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: drugs/alcohol, downfall, parents and children, daughter, addiction, small town, realism, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 2K
Han Gong-ju (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: high school, school, teenage rape, internet video, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, high school life, teenage life, friendship, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, introspection, unfulfilled love, addiction, alcohol abuse, thirtysomething life, crimes, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 751
Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, heroin, lsd, cocaine, runaway, marijuana, rape, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, gothic, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, coming of age, drug abuse, misfit, teenage life, kids in trouble, hopes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, best friend, haunted by the past, love and romance, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, luxury, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 1K
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
Plot: aids, drug abuse, city life, urban, gays and lesbians, urban ghetto, going straight, rehabilitation, friendship, addiction, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 482
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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
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: gloomy, serious, offbeat, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, friendship, urban, down on your luck, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, friends, prostitute, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Without Destination (2002)
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: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, punk, teenage life, strong sexual content, urban ghetto life, urban, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%