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Down to the Bone (2004)
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Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, dysfunctional family, going straight, family life, life is a bitch, working class, drug abuse, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, cliche, drugs, drug addict, drug addiction, snake, woman, cheating, infertility, extramarital affair, marriage, alcohol abuse, pets, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, new york state, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, addiction, hopes, drug abuse, family relations, drug addiction and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Down to the Bone: Winter's Bone (2010), I Smile Back (2015), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), Smashed (2012), Pure (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: harsh, gloomy, atmospheric, dark, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, family in crisis, missing person, life is a bitch, small town, girl, female protagonist, down on your luck, bail, hillbilly, drug dealer, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, california, usa
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: cheating wife, horny woman, addiction, extramarital affair, slut, anorexia, female nudity, slutty attitude, slutty wife, mental illness, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, family problems, coping, hopes, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, drug abuse, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
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Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, depressing, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, support group, drugs, teacher, depression, psychology, twists and turns, introspection, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
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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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62%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, political, feel good ...
Plot: slavery, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, adultery, betrayal, happy ending, interracial romance, guilt, sexualized violence, justice, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, canada, tokyo, usa ...
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100%
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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52%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, touching
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, unemployment, family life, addiction, siblings relations, against the odds, self discovery, family relations, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
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Cocaine Angel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A week in the life of a young drug addict.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, downfall, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, lifestyle, hopes, drug dealing, fired from the job, going straight, prostitute, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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42%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, addiction, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, starting over, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
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40%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, redemption, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, character study, tragedy, drugs, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, depressing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, ex convict, fondling, drug abuse, addiction, support group, mother daughter relationship, drugs, starting over, warden, drug addiction, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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38%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, family life, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, mental illness, haunted by the past, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, redemption, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, family life, custody, family problems, human nature, parents and children, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, homecoming, small town, haunted by the past, family problems, human nature, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, life is a bitch, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, australia, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, school, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, infidelity, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, elderly, gender, estrangement, family problems, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, miami, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, drug abuse, mental institution, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
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33%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, sincere
Plot: released from prison, infidelity, prison, going straight, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, empire, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: mississippi
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32%
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: depressing, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, drug abuse, drugs, death of pet, heroin, heroin addict, drug use, life philosophy, redemption, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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31%
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: factory, on the road, desert, self discovery, family in crisis, workplace romance, small town life, small town, unemployment, fish out of water, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, buddy movie ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family relations, family problems, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, grief, haunted by the past, love and romance, loss of spouse, character study, best friend, starting over, marriage, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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31%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, feminist, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
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30%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: talky, realistic, visually appealing, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, self discovery, redemption, drug abuse, addiction, support group, drugs, heroin, drug addict, adaptation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles
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29%
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Most High (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Julius (Marty Sader) loses his girlfriend, his job and the life of his pseudo father, Jack, his itch for a "quick fix" suffocates his ambitions and takes him on a trip through the disturbing addiction of crystal meth. Julius confides ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, downfall, rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, under the surface, couples, destructive relationship, drug abuse, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii
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28%