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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
 7.2
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T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Original name: T2 Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: surprise ending, reflective, melancholic, stylized, bleak, harsh, suspense, intense, talky, interesting ...
Plot: revenge, drug addiction, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, prison, prison escape, theft, nightclub, blackmail, bar, extortion, cocaine, bar fight, fight, apartment, junkie, council estate, drugs, betrayal, redemption, tragedy, british, dancing ...
Time: 2010s
Place: scotland, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands

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Most similar movies to T2: Trainspotting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about drinking, storytelling, depression, loneliness, redemption, mentor and relationships mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like T2: Trainspotting: Trainspotting (1996), Nil by Mouth (1997), Boy A (2007), Pure (2002), Sherrybaby (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 583K
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, captivating, semi serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, counterculture, society, crimes, drug rehabilitation, surrealism, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, urban, realism, family problems, temperamental, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 36K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, starting over, going straight, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 2K
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: serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, baby, birthday, drug addiction, heroin, waitress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.6
 11K
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: bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, cocaine, support group, parole officer, ex convict, addiction, incest, drugs/alcohol, family relations, rehabilitation, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, thought provoking, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, destructive relationship, social misfits, hopes, rehabilitation, overdose, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.7
 162K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, girlfriend, drug lord, guilt, betrayal, rage, teacher, regret, organized crime, interrogation, gay slur, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: gloomy, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, death in the family, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 3K
Lower City (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, sexy, serious
Plot: prostitute, friends, love triangle, friendship, fight, thief, stripper, cocaine, disco, knife, jealousy, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 18K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, reunion, confession, money, apology, secret, blackmail, fight, virgin, rudeness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 80K
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: realistic, talky, psychological, rough, touching ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, high school, cocaine, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 9K
Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, inheritance, estrangement, single parent, redemption, coincidence, reunion, confession, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, kindergarten, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, lifestyle, introspection, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, pregnancy, arson, vandalism, vietnam war, couples, human nature, police investigation, family problems, small town life, social relations, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, sexual, surreal, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: model, translator, legends and myths, disorder, heroes, revolution, religions or cults, politics, death row, rebelliousness, lifestyle, social differences ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, love, death of pet, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, couples, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, couple relations, hopes, family relations, parents and children, addiction, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.8
 75K
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, sincere, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, makeover, peer pressure, theft, addiction, coming of age, friendship, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, underage drinking, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 5K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, friends, death, infidelity, last wish, war veteran, memory, grief, life, family relations, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, group therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.0
 5K
Body Shots (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight 20-somethings take to the clubs seeking good times, companionship and maybe a little sex. But in the harsh light of the morning ...
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, biting, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: bar, nightclub, rape, party, sex, buddies, looking for love, nightlife, couples, wooing, urban, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 28K
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, dog, violence, abuse, death of husband, urination, beating, prison visit, drunkenness, pub, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, sexuality, prostitution, homosexuality, homosexual, fainting, prostitute, alienation, on the road, father son relationship, gay sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coma, train, dysfunctional family, suburban life, social relations, siblings relations, family relations, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, promotion, single parent, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 7.4
 26K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, adultery, suicide, basketball, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, obsession, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe, sarajevo, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 5K
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, going straight, family problems, suburbs, redemption, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, bus, artist, drowning, snow, lawsuit, loss of child, incest, school bus ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, birthday, lesbian, actress, aids, transsexual, transplant, nun, friendship, redemption, theft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: madrid, spain, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, youth, post war, homeless, coming of age, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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