Movies like Dogs in Space

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Dogs in Space (1986)
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Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a diet of old TV space films, drugs and good music. And the satellite SKYLAB could crash through their roof at any moment...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, punk, teenage life, music, youth, gang, friendship, rock, friends, misfit, drug dealing, music band, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, addiction, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, musician's life, lifestyle, social misfits, rebelliousness, satellite, coming of age, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and gloomy films with plots about drug abuse, life is a bitch, lifestyle, friends, addiction, youth and coming of age mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Dogs in Space: INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014), The Getting of Wisdom (1977), Out of the Blue (1980), What We Do Is Secret (2007), Hated (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: music band, music, rise and fall, ambition, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, rock, friendship, showbiz, musician's life, fame, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: couples, family relations, power relations, friends, boarding school, society, lifestyle, misfit, love and romance, youth, prodigy, social misfits ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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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: gloomy, disturbing, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, white trash, alcoholic father, injury, heroin, suicide, truck driver, hitchhiking, punk rock, poverty, runaway ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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What We Do Is Secret (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: punk, punk rock, lifestyle, rising to stardom, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, music band, drug abuse, celebrity culture, nightlife, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Hated (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll are what a young underground punk band are striving for, but once they get a taste of it, they are forced to decide how far they're willing to go for fame and fortune and who they're willing to leave ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, desire for fame, rise and fall, ambition, music band, youth, artists and showbiz, showbiz, friends, punk, music, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Stardust (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sequel to 1973's That'll Be The Day. Jim McLain is now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life on tour with his band. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, lifestyle, rise and fall, rock, drug abuse, celebrity culture, showbiz, relationship vs career, nudity (full frontal - brief), performer's life, artists and showbiz, musician's life ...
Time: 60s
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One Perfect Day (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tommy Matisse, a gifted musician, undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: musician's life, self discovery, couples, addiction, redemption, nightclub, lifestyle, prodigy, romance, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, australia, london, england
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Rude Boy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Rude Boy is a semi-documentary, part character study, part 'rockumentary', featuring a British punk band, The Clash. The script includes the story of a fictional fan juxtposed with actual public events of the day, including political ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, biting, cynical
Plot: punk rock, music, music band, misfit, artists and showbiz, musician's life, coming of age, lifestyle, performer's life, politics, society, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: punk, punk rock, musician's life, ambition, life is a bitch, music band, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, unfulfillment, desire for fame, music ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, high school life, friendship, teenage life, society, drug abuse, social misfits, misfit, youth, girl gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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36%
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Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, love and romance, musician's life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, family relations, rock, human nature, addiction, fall in love, drug abuse, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
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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: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, graphic violence, family relations, friends, youth, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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Shooting Livien (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band on the brink of success, fantasy becomes dangerously blurred ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak, psychological
Plot: musician's life, drug abuse, addiction, music, life is a bitch, ambition, lifestyle, nightlife, showbiz, alcohol abuse, identity crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: rough, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, social misfits, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Crazy Love (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each other on the mouth. His father is a hero who ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, dark humor, couples, anti hero, suburban life, suburbs, addiction, teenage love, lifestyle, prostitute, youth, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
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King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, H├ęctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rise and fall, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
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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: serious, emotional, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, teenage love, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, fall in love, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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31%
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Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, drug abuse, youth, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Purgatory House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An inside glimpse of how it feels to be a teen in today's disconnected world. PURGATORY HOUSE chronicles the after-life journey of Silver Strand: a lonely teen who abandons her life of turmoil and drug addiction, only to find herself caught ...
Style: gothic, serious, realistic, non-linear
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, hopes, misfit, teenage life, social misfits, youth, family problems, custody, life is a bitch, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, downfall, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
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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: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, urban, rich and poor, teenage life, city life, survival, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, partners, youth, unfulfillment, going straight, buddies, crimes, drug dealing, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, musician's life, life is a bitch, music band, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, lifestyle, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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Payday (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to ...
Style: psychological, clever, witty, sincere, talky ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, musician's life, love and romance, rising to stardom, rise and fall, rehabilitation, performer's life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, drug abuse, country ...
Time: 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
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Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, music band, rebelliousness, friendship, social relations, hopes, ego clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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The Fringe Dwellers (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an Aboriginal family's attempts to forge a new life for themselves within the segregated society. At the urging of headstrong teenager Trilby, the Comeaways relocate from their family camp, to a house in the main town.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, fish out of water, pregnancy, interracial relations, social differences, parents and children, family life, culture clash, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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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, drug abuse, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
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29%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, prostitute, family relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, small town, down on your luck, teenage life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
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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, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, estrangement, misfit, social misfits, crimes, overdose, society, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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Protecting the King (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sex, drugs and violence--they're all part of the job when you're protecting The King of Rock & Roll. And when you're only 16, the on-the-job training comes in ways that can't be taught in school. The story of David ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, lifestyle, ambition, celebrity culture, drug abuse, showbiz, teaching the ways of the world, artists and showbiz, musician's life, rock, fame, elvis presley ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
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