Movies like Punk Love

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Punk Love
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small paper mill town. When she meets Spike, she envisions a new life for herself. Falling in love, Sarah and Spike go on a crime spree of small-time con jobs, both to support themselves and their drug habit. Spike has dreams of his own, and when he successfully auditions for a band, he can't help but feel that he and Sarah are starting on the road to escaping their ill-fated existence. But just as things are looking up, everything goes uncontrollably wrong, and Spike and Sarah have only their undying love for each other as a means of survival against all odds. Director/writer Nick Lyon's Punk Love is a modern-day fairy tale about two fallen angels searching for meaning in a world without pity...
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, statutory rape, stepfather, drug abuse, heroin, musician, drugs, child abuse, sex, murder, snow
Place: portland oregon
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West Side Avenue
Drama
Philippines, USA
315 min.
 7.7
Christiane F.
Biography, Drama
West Germany
138 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about teenager, drugs, sex, drug abuse, teenage girl, youth and teenage life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Punk Love: Not My Kid (1985), Berkeley (2005), The UnMiracle (2017), Close Call (2004), The Hard Road (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Not My Kid
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. ...
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Berkeley
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his world upside ...
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The UnMiracle
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Plot: waking up from a coma, talking to oneself in a mirror, church, alcoholic, high school, police officer, police station, flashlight, fat man, cocaine, coma, drug dealer ...
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Close Call
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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The Hard Road
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as the receptionist for a talent agent. A rock star takes ...
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic, tragic ending
Plot: drugs, heroin, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, venereal disease, hollywood, ambulance, clinic, marijuana, drug abuse, rock band, jail cell ...
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Overdose
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban, drug abuse, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, prostitute, overdose, heroin addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: urban, youth, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, postmodernism, crime, social misfits, strong sexual content, social differences, realism, down on your luck, teenage life ...
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Kicks
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Plot: cigarette smoking, shoes, blow job, illegal drugs, pot smoking, shooting, blood, gun, drugs, violence, african american, friendship ...
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The Babysitters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: serious, dark humor, sexual, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, unlikely criminals, adolescence vs adulthood, teenager, sex, social decay, suburban life, teenage life, daughter, high school, cabin ...
Time: contemporary
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West Side Avenue
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 315 min.
Story: A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos ...
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Christiane F.
Genre: Biography, Drama
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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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, prostitution, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, drugs, drug addiction, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, tragedy, death, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
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Fiona
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: prostitute, drugs/alcohol, sexual abuse, neo realism, down on your luck, urban ghetto, drug abuse, haunted by the past, crimes, unsimulated sex, society, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, israel, tel aviv israel ...
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System:   40%
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Amy Fisher: My Story
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she confessed to Fisher has nothing to lose by telling how ...
Plot: teenager, true crime, older man younger woman relationship, self destruction, attempted murder, attack, high school, investigation, husband wife relationship, adultery, extramarital affair, child abuse ...
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Scarred
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.
Plot: bail, barbershop, police badge, child prostitution, punk rock, child care, poor, group sex, pimp, swing, cadillac, street life ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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The New World
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Foxes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, drug abuse, addiction, self discovery, adolescence, coming-of-age, unlikely friendships, parents and children, childhood, teenagers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Stranger in Town
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor ...
Plot: frame up, boy, teenager, drugs, small town, murder, carpenter
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Tag
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
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Cindy and Donna
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Seventeen-year old Cindy is in awe of big sister, Donna’s sexual exploits, but she just doesn’t get it. Whether she’s spying on Donna, parked and “makin’ it” in the driveway with her boyfriend, or watching her bang dear ol’ stepdad, ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, touching, erotic, realistic
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Time: 60s
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Raging Rose
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Country: France, Poland
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, biting ...
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Time: 80s
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Angel Dusted
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
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