Movies like Submarino

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Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives in a shelter and tries to help an old friend. When their mother dies, Nick meets his brother at the funeral. The brother, who remains nameless, is a single father to a young boy, but also supports a drug habit that is spiraling out of control. When an opportunity presents itself, he becomes a drug dealer to secure his son's future. Eventually, the two brothers meet again.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, sincere, social realism, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, redemption, single parent, estrangement, inheritance, addiction, urban, siblings relations, family problems, life is a bitch, reunion, drugs, hopes, family relations, adult virgin, violence, separated, sexual perversion, family reunited, old love, coincidence, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten, copenhagen denmark, europe

Most similar movies to Submarino

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, parents and children, drug abuse, dysfunctional family and addiction mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Submarino: Nil by Mouth (1997), Things We Lost in the Fire (2007), Frozen Land (2005), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Sherrybaby (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
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, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land (2005)
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, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, fired from the job, alcoholic, destiny, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, salesman, parents and children, strong sexual content, drug abuse, father son relationship, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, fondling, heroin, parole officer, support group, ex convict, incest, cocaine, addiction, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 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, dealing with death, going straight, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 598
Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, human spirit, friendship, small town, parents and children, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, friends, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 8.3
 226K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, life turned upside down, small town life, injustice, pedophile, teacher, social relations, human nature, parents and children, dishonesty, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 749
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, small town, realism, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 831
Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, addiction, neo realism, alcohol abuse, human nature, drug abuse, danger, negligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 712
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, bus, winter, driver, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 13K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: hospital, anxiety attack, mortician, coffin, christmas eve, rose, exotic dancer, lap dance, strip club, church, redemption, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In Your Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: prison life, prison, women's prison, pregnancy, dogma, life is a bitch, clergy, couple relations, addiction, drug abuse, confined, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, addiction, alcoholic father, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, self destructing, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 594
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: rehabilitation, parents and children, iranian, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 4K
The Bench (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kaj is a stubborn man with a great deal of pride. The former chef lives in a council flat. He has wasted his life and is now on a council job training scheme for the long-term unemployed, where he refuses to let the foreman of the activation project ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: hospital, parents and children, family problems, family relations, urban, aging, starting over, alcohol abuse, working class, estrangement, danger, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
 671
Aftermath (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: breakdown, rape, estrangement, dealing with death, death in the family, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, vengeance, couple relations, unemployment, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 74K
Thirteen (2003)
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: peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, makeover, domestic violence, theft, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, kids in trouble, friendship, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 269
Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5K
Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, touching
Plot: youth, isolation, psychologist, heroin, siblings relations, teenage life, urban, parents and children, addiction, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, old friends, addiction, human nature, drugs/alcohol, introspection, urban, rehabilitation, starting over, thirtysomething life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, addiction, down on your luck, urban ghetto, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 871
Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, urban, life is a bitch, social misfits, addiction, estrangement, criminal heroes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, urban, kids in trouble, high school, life is a bitch, friends, society, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Out of the Blue (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dennis Hopper is a hard-drinking truck driver who loses control of his truck under the influence and slams it into a busload of screaming children. After serving his five year jail sentence, Hopper finds his daughter, Cebe (Linda Manz), the love of ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, runaway, punk, hitchhiking, heroin, truck driver, prison, suicide, poverty, young heroes, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, tragic hero, drugs/alcohol, institution, abuse, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, human nature, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, charity, homeless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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