Movies like Freaking Beautiful World

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Freaking Beautiful World (1997)
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Freaking Beautiful World (1997)
Original name: Sairaan kaunis maailma
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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, slang
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, drug dealer, addiction, hip hop, drug dealing, drug use, crimes, misfit, love and romance, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, social misfits, rehabilitation, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, going straight, hopes, teenager, drugs, prostitute, junkie, drug addict, friendship, graffiti ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, finland, helsinki finland

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Most similar movies to Freaking Beautiful World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, drug abuse, teenage life and addiction mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Freaking Beautiful World: Zooey (2006), Wasted (2002), Acts of Worship (2001), Love in the Time of Civil War (2014), Pure (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: high school, drug addict, friendship, heroin, life is a bitch, downfall, teenage life, kids in trouble, drug dealing, lifestyle, rehabilitation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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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: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, drug abuse, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Love in the Time of Civil War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lauded Quebec filmmaker Rodrigue Jean (Lost Song) takes a fearless, unflinching look at the reality of addiction in this tough-minded docudrama set in the bleak milieu of hustlers and junkies in Montreal.
Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, bleak, serious
Plot: gay, prostitute, male nudity, gay sex, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, youth, social misfits, urban ghetto, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, youth, life is a bitch, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, parents and children, teenage life, going straight, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, social misfits, society, drug abuse, youth, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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60%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, social differences, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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Beneath the Surface (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 23-year old Sandra has been doing drugs for many years and has realized that she is in need of some kind of treatment. At the clinic she is told that her pimp / boyfriend Roffe has turned his attention to Sandra's younger and well-behaving ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: drug addiction, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, crimes, prostitute, alcohol abuse, redemption, drug abuse, addiction, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, captivating, touching, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, introspection, teenage life, doctors and patients, drug dealing, addiction, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, family problems, realism, crimes, youth, gang, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, rough, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, drug abuse, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
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55%
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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, touching, rough, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, teenage pregnancy, drug dealer, single mother, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, addiction, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Cracks in Concrete (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Plot: follow your dream, going straight, hidden identity, ex convict, crimes, estrangement, parents and children, youth, family problems, teenage life, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, austria, europe
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52%
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, friendship, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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50%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, family in crisis, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The New Man (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, teenage life, mental illness, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, mental institution, injustice, win over, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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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: psychological, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, drug dealing, estrangement, crimes, social misfits, society, overdose, nihilism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: downfall, haunted by the past, male rape, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
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48%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, lifetime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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47%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1977)
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: society, hopes, ghetto, drug addiction, exploitation, heroin, coming of age, sacrifice, hardship, family, life is a bitch, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
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47%
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Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, teenage prostitution, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, woman in danger, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, europe, belgium
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47%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, children, feminist, juvenile delinquent, street kid, poverty, injustice, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, teenage love, drug dealing, crimes, teenage life, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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46%
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: serious, rough, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, human nature, drug abuse, social decay, drug dealing, society, prostitute, unemployment, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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44%
Ball in the House (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Relative Evil (aka Ball in the House) - When JJ (Jonathan Tucker) returns home from rehab, he is greeted by a conniving family who are plotting to cash in on a life insurance policy before his 18th birthday
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, gloomy
Audience: teens
Plot: going straight, teenage life, dysfunctional family, against the odds, kids in trouble, social misfits, misfit, rehabilitation, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
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Bullet Boy (2004)
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, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, social decay, friendship, gang, society, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, london, england, europe
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43%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: boot camp, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, rehabilitation, going straight, hopes, gang, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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42%
In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi documentary, art house ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, heroin addict, society, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, city life, poverty, painter ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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42%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: feminist film, depressing, erotic, non-linear, realistic ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, feminist, women, sex scene, sexual abuse, making love, heroin addict, going straight, gang, misfit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, scotland
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