Movies like Overdose

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Overdose (1983)
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Overdose (1983)
Original name: El pico
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 pistol. The commander begins his quest aided by co-Body, using the means at its disposal to achieve its objective. Lt. Alcantara, an expert on drugs, will be one of the most prominent in this quest. The Civil Guard Commander begins to discover a world that knew nothing. Urko's father, nationalist leader with a heroin adict son, helps in some way to find out. His principles, his life, his struggle, fall into a deep crisis, exacerbated by the developments ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, heroin addiction, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), overdose, crimes, drug abuse, youth, friends, parents and children, life is a bitch, graphic violence, addiction, juvenile delinquency, urban, buddies, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, teenager, prostitution, adolescence, social issues, sex, police, teenage sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to Overdose

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, friendship, society, drug abuse, prostitute and crimes mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Overdose: Pals (1982), Christiane F. (1981), Life Hits (2006), Acts of Worship (2001), Nothing in Return (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, friends, family relations, teenage life, siblings relations, social decay, youth, gays and lesbians, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
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95%
 7.6
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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: disturbing, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, youth, teenage prostitution, prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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67%
 6.3
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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: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, going straight, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, youth, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, buddies, urban, friends, adolescence, family drama, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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39%
 6.3
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 554
Fiona (1998)
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, urban ghetto life, graphic violence, society, deadly, crimes, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, tel aviv israel, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage prostitute, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 469
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 794
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: child neglect, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, addiction, destructive relationship, coping, solitude, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: youth, drug dealing, hip hop, addiction, drug dealer, teenager, misfit, going straight, society, teenage life, drug abuse, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: finland, sweden, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 591
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: realistic, thought provoking, rough, serious, biting ...
Plot: high school, friendship, heroin, party, drug addict, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town, rehabilitation, drug dealing, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
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Foxes (1980)
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: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, teenage life, parents and children, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 60
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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 13K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, violence, family relations, friendship, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, europe, germany, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.8
 8K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, friendship, thief, redemption, family relations, youth, hopes, human nature, parents and children, family life, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 2K
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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, bleak, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: bleak, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, gay, male prostitute, life is a bitch, misfit, drug abuse, addiction, youth, social misfits, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Quick Way Out (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Biopic of Spain's Juan Carlos Delgado "El Pera", a young delinquent in the 1980's who is a car pilot and a sport journalist nowadays.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, hopes, youth, crimes, car chase, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal heroes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Porcelain Horse (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming. It's a life of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair he carries with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, Paco and his younger brother Luis, enter ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: forbidden love, addiction, love affair, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, family relations, drug abuse, drug dealing, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 79K
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, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 1K
Mandragora (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Marek is a 15-year-old from a provincial village who runs away to Prague when he begins to fail at school. He is mugged shortly after arriving in the city and is rescued by Honza with the promise of work. Marek is taken to an apartment, drugged, and ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, youth, prostitution, life is a bitch, prostitute, innocence lost, teenage life, city life, village life, rich and poor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.1
 624K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 3K
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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Smell of Us (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, homoerotic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 355
Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, manslaughter, drug use, crime and punishment, society, friends, chaos and mayhem, bong ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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