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On the Corner (2003)
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On the Corner (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Angel and Randy Henry are a sister and brother, caught on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. While Angel finds the strength to escape her seemingly hopeless situation, Randy slips deeper into a world consumed by abandonment and fuelled by drugs.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: missing person, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, drug addiction, brother sister relationship, homelessness, drug dealer, mother daughter relationship, confrontation, drug rehab, female nudity, prostitution, gay sex, restaurant, hospital, male nudity, neighborhood, oral sex, aunt niece relationship, drug abuse, bathtub, hit in the face, chain smoking, drug rehabilitation
Place: vancouver

Most similar movies to On the Corner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and touching films with plots about dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like On the Corner: The Tracey Fragments (2007), Four Good Days (2020), Love in the Time of Civil War (2014), Martha... Martha (2001), The Glass Menagerie (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: survival, dysfunctional family, high school, borderline personality disorder, teenage life, family problems, youth, mother daughter relationship, family relations, bus, first sex, hypnosis ...
Time: contemporary
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Four Good Days (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, drug addict, mother, drugs, family relations, rehabilitation, drug rehab, recovering drug addict, coping, family problems, problem ...
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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, bleak, disturbing, touching, serious
Plot: gay, prostitute, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, urban ghetto, youth, social misfits, addiction, drug dealer, drug addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: family relations, family reunited, dysfunctional family, depression, mother child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, visit, twins, restaurant, death of brother ...
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, brother sister relationship, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, family relations, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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67%
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Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic, psychological, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hiking, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, wildlife, fight, dealing with the past, acceptance, stoner, sculpture, deer, flood ...
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Inheritance (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, psycho sexual
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, estranged father, death of father, childhood home, family secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, rejection, sex scene, female nudity, skinny dipping ...
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: family relations, drug abuse, crimes, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, assassination, factory, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, europe, provence
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58%
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Way Back Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jessica Santiago & Ana Bartolome are two sisters who have lived in separate lives for 12 long years. Jessie, though an excellent student, has grown to feel sorrow of Ana’s lost while Ana, not knowing that she’s an orphan, grew up in a ...
Style: suspense, touching, disturbing, psychological
Plot: missing person, siblings, sister sister relationship, long lost daughter, jealousy, fishing village, fisherman, missing sister, sibling rivalry, mother daughter relationship, dog, retreat ...
Place: the philippines
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52%
Castle in the Ground (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the untimely death of his mother, a grieving teen befriends his charismatic but troubled neighbor, only to become ensnared in a world of addiction and violence as the opioid epidemic takes hold of his small town.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: drugs, life is a bitch, criminal underworld, drug abuse, neighbor neighbor relationship, drug dealing, epidemic, teenage life, drug dealer, gang, drug use, small town life ...
Place: ontario canada
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Ben Is Back (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 19 year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, ...
Style: tense, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: drug rehab, mother son relationship, christmas, lie, addiction, brother sister relationship, drug dealing, church, marriage, money, drug dealer, teenager ...
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47%
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Blackout (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: society, chaos and mayhem, city life, interracial relations, lie, violence, crimes, stash, woman, danger, urban
Time: 21st century, year 2003, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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47%
Something Is Killing Tate (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Days before his birthday and weeks before his wedding, Tate Bradley, a twenty-five year old, African-American man attempts to commit suicide. He survives the ordeal, but from his actions, it is obvious that "Something is Killing Tate." The ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, hopes, interracial relations, childhood trauma, curses spells and rituals, relationship problems, african american, suicide attempt, suicide, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, touching ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, isolation, social misfits, family relations, misfit, loss of child, female protagonist, memory loss, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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46%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: family relations, family reunited, husband wife relationship, manipulation, homecoming, sibling rivalry, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, rancher, dysfunctional family, male female relationship ...
Place: texas
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45%
Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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44%
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Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, alcoholic father, violent father, stepmother stepson relationship, older man younger woman sex, sexual abuse, explicit sex ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: japan
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43%
The New Life of Paul Sneijder (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Following a rare accident, Paul Sneijder opened his eyes to the reality of his life as a "senior manager" in Montreal: his work no longer interested him, his wife annoyed him and deceived him, his two sons despised him ... How can we ...
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, existential crisis, ambition, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, memories, psychiatrist, loss of daughter, lifestyle change, drastic change of life, new job, changing lives ...
Time: 2010s
Place: canada, dubai, montreal
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43%
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The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
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43%
Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, rise and fall, kids in trouble, alcohol abuse, intrigue, uncontrollable, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, san francisco
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42%
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Délivrez-Moi (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After spending a decade in prison, Annie returns to her hometown, and tries to reconnect with her now-adolescent daughter Sophie.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: child custody, released from prison, murder, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, ex convict, small town, island, female nudity, sex, flashback, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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South of Pico (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "South of Pico" is an emotionally charged drama in which four strangers witness an unimaginable tragedy and are catapulted into the defining moment of their lives. Set in present day Los Angeles, a chauffeur, a waitress, a doctor and a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: interracial relations, graphic violence, society, physician, sex, boy, waitress, chauffeur, driver, winning, doctor, wedding dress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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42%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
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Rosie (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mother strives to shield her young family from their new reality when their landlord sells the property and renders them homeless.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, touching, rough
Plot: homelessness, mother daughter relationship, family relations, love and romance, society, friendship, rescue, betrayal, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, united kingdom
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42%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, couple relations, friendship, murder, police detective, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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38%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: secret, family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, family conflict, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: ireland, new york
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37%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing
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Place: los angeles, usa
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37%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
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37%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, adoption, society, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, rape, mother daughter relationship, foster parent ...
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Place: usa, wisconsin
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37%