Movies like Quitting

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Quitting (2001)
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Quitting (2001)
Original name: 昨天
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An actor becomes increasingly introverted and psychotic and his entire family attempts to intervene.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, tense
Plot: addiction, mental institution, rehabilitation, rise and fall, actor's life, haunted by the past, tragic hero, downfall, obsession, life is a bitch, showbiz, family in crisis, rebelliousness, drug abuse, mentally unstable, musician, father son relationship, isolation, dementia, chinese, drug addiction, gangsters, misfit, social misfits, city life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china

Most similar movies to Quitting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and melancholic films with plots about life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, music, addiction, unfulfillment and ambition mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Quitting: Stoned (2005), The Doors (1991), Bird (1988), Love & Mercy (2014), We All Fall Down (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stoned (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, erotic, flamboyance
Plot: rock, drug abuse, musician's life, showbiz, life is a bitch, rock star, rise and fall, rock and roll, addiction, artists and showbiz, music band, swimming ...
Time: 60s, contemporary
Place: london, munich germany, paris france, morocco
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95%
 7.2
 92K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
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76%
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Bird (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, gloomy, factual ...
Plot: jazz, music, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, musician, rock and roll, tragedy, character study, childhood, drug addiction, self destructing ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 40K
Love & Mercy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life of reclusive and eccentric Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson.
Style: factual, emotional, intense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: musician, mental illness, psychotherapist, pop music, rock music, drug abuse, music, addiction, songwriter, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, relationships ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1939, year 1992, year 1995 ...
Place: california, malibu california, new jersey, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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We All Fall Down (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this dark independent drama, Michael (Darcy Belsher) is an out of work actor who has been trying to pull himself out of a downward spiral of drug abuse that set in after the death of his mother. Michael's best friend Kris (Martin Cummins) ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, actor's life, rehabilitation, best friends, unfulfillment, youth, prostitute, performer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor 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, ambition, musician's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, music, lifestyle, romance, rise and fall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, salsa ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. ...
Style: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: showbiz, music, addiction, music business, greed, music band, drug addiction, rise and fall, rising to stardom, teenage life, human nature, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, poignant, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: music, musician, obsession, classical music, radio, artist, dark humor, music business, mentor, death, alternate reality, crime gone awry ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, kids in trouble, rehabilitation, downfall, self discovery, addiction, family problems, uncontrollable, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 2K
Low Down (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany witnesses her beloved father's struggle -- and failure -- to kick his heroin habit.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: asthma, addiction, jazz, heroin, pianist, coming of age, artists and showbiz, music, daughter, parents and children, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1988, year 1974
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rising to stardom, musician's life, lifestyle, drug abuse, nightlife, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, music band, music ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 32K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, rock and roll, destructive relationship, drugs, punk music, musician, love affair, heroin addict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, london, paris france, new jersey, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 1K
Hendrix (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: musician's life, rising to stardom, ambition, prodigy, music band, tragic hero, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, drug abuse, overdose, hotshot hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
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Crazy (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Crazy is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950s. Blessed with incomparable, natural talent, Hank Garland quickly established his reputation as the finest sessions player in Nashville.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, jazz, womanizer, desire for fame, musician's life, rise and fall, ambition, rising to stardom, lifestyle, relationship vs career, obsession, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, chicago illinois, usa, florida, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, atmospheric, art house, lyrical ...
Plot: music, musician, depression, rock, singer, addiction, isolation, drug abuse, rock and roll, loneliness, rock music, mental illness ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 5K
James Dean (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, clever
Plot: hollywood, father son relationship, actor, actor's life, filmmaking, dying young, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, prodigy, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: usa, indiana, malibu california, new york, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 837
The Last Ride (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The final days of Hank Williams.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, sad ...
Plot: country music, friendship, redemption, rise and fall, ambition, starting over, musician's life, road trip, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, downfall, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 2010, year 1952
Place: usa, west virginia, ohio, virginia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 54K
The Soloist (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, emotional, intense ...
Plot: homeless, music, prodigy, musician, mental illness, street musician, schizophrenia, friendship, homeless man, genius, poverty, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 4K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intense, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, lust, rags to riches, greed, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 16K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, disturbing, talky, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: gay, drug addiction, addiction, gays and lesbians, drugs, friends, drug abuse, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, social misfits, drug addict, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, gloomy
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, mental patient, mental institution, politics, performer's life, life is a bitch, actor's life, writer's life, mentally unstable, misfit, prodigy ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 25K
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: addiction, music, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, musician's life, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, estrangement, drug addiction, sisters ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 29K
Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: intense, depressing, factual, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 3K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: artist, painting, painter, art, dancing, doctor, medical examination, river, piano teacher, model, train station, piano ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: france, provence, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 825
Sister Smile (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, entertaining ...
Plot: nun, convent, mother superior, musician's life, follow your dream, showbiz, ambition, rebellion, rise and fall, clergy, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 65K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, depressing, touching, lyrical, melancholic ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: depression, musician, singer, musician's life, music, punk, suicide, epilepsy, rock and roll, music band, performance, rock ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1973, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 147K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician, jazz, musician's life, african american, addiction, music, pianist, blindness, heroin, blind boy, disability, rock and roll ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, tokyo, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%