Movies like The Wasting

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The Wasting (2017)
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The Wasting (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A teenager in an English town struggles to come of age, braving sexual awakening and fighting her controlling parents by refusing to eat...until a nightmarish ghost appears that may be real, or may be a deadly creation of her starving body.
Plot: ghost, first love, nightmare, immigration, coming of age, anorexia, sexual awakening, father daughter relationship, eating disorder, psychological thriller

Most similar movies to The Wasting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and realistic films with plots about coming of age, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, death, teenage girl and dream mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Wasting: Spring (1971), The Haunting Passion (1983), Endorphine (2015), The Adolescent (1979), Nasha (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One of four Hanoun films that take their titles from the seasons of the year, SPRING tells two parallel stories: a man, fleeing the forces of order, takes refuge in the forest, while a young girl living with her grandmother in a nearby village ...
Plot: coming of age, menstruation, teenage girl, village, nightmare, shooting, escape, folklore
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95%
The Haunting Passion (1983)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan was a successful football player, but when his contract expired recently, it wasn't renewed due to his age. Together with his wife Julie he decides to make a new start and they move into a romantic and lonesome house. While Dan starts a ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural power, female nudity, erotica, earthquake
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88%
 6.2
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Endorphine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Simone feels painfully disconnected from the world after witnessing the brutal death of her mother. Simone, a solitary multimedia artist in her twenties, is struggling to control her crushing panic attacks and keep her day job in an ...
Plot: dream, nightmare, hypnosis, war veteran, psychological thriller, therapist, grief, surrealism, stairwell, death of mother, panic attack, death ...
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64%
 6.7
 139
The Adolescent (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by ...
Plot: first love, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, nipples, childhood, mirror, grandmother granddaughter relationship, blind man, summer vacation, doctor, summer, self discovery ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.2
 1K
Nasha (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the story of an 18 year old boy who falls hopelessly in love with a 25 year old woman. A woman he cannot have, but a woman he cannot help but desire. And, as is the case with desires unfulfilled, they turn into obsessions. The movie emphasizes ...
Style: erotic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, high school teacher, sexual awakening, partial female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, jealousy, sexual attraction, breakup, friendship between boys, teacher student relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cock Crows at Eleven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother Vera, who concocts a plan with Federico to kill her ...
Plot: coming of age, child with gun, pedophile, 11 year old, gunshot wound, black pantyhose, suicide, male nudity, rapist, cheating wife, child murder, wheelchair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming of age, summer camp and first love...
Plot: school trip, first love, coming of age, male nudity, school class, children, shower
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 859
Pin Cushion (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used ...
Style: psychological
Plot: bullying, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, hunchback, first love, love interest, pet cat, pet bird, selfie, birthday party, tragedy, high school ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
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The Kiss (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah, a beautiful and gifted 15-year-old from a wealthy but chaotic family, holds on to one dream: to run away from home and to become a professional ballet dancer.
Plot: bar, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, school, dancing, coming of age, fight, prostitution, hotel room, child abuse, police, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
T: Ghosts in the Machine (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: An interactive story, murder, mystery thriller in 3 acts revolving around the number 6 and the letter T. Two men from very different backgrounds meet and discover that they are both guided by invisible ghosts and they are in fact two machines forced ...
Plot: ghost, power, 666, tinnitus
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.1
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The Channel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After surviving a near-death experience, a teenager discovers that she's become a channel for an evil spirit's entry into her life.
Plot: ghost, exorcism, evil spirit, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Golden Earrings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ronnie and Sara are best friends and roommates. And for Ronnie, Sara is her whole world. She does everything with her and their small group of friends. But one day, Sara suddenly disappears and Ronnie is left with a hole in her life that she cannot ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: ghost, ouija board, missing person, obsession, insanity, murder, home movie, liar, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drowning, mirror, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 431
Chicken (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their ...
Plot: coming of age, caravan, brother brother relationship, first love, farm, teenage boy, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 68
The Visitor (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Luca and Otilia,two young people just beginning their lives, move in the big city, helped by their childhood friend, Vlad. They rent a flat in an old building, in which only one old man lives, Felix. The flat has a peculiar past: a former tenant, ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: nightmare, haunted house, missing person, able to see the dead, fear, husband wife relationship, blood, flashback, winter, ghost, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Pattern of Roses (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: While his parents are renovating a cottage in an English village, Tim Ingram uncovers a mystery about the 15 year old boy who had once lived in the house and had died in 1910. With the help of his friend Rebecca, Tim investigates, but finds events ...
Style: gothic
Plot: horror for children, strong female character, male female friendship, renovation, investigation, ghost, cottage, saving a life, young love, crisis, mysterious death, strong female lead
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 7K
Cherrybomb (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, danger, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, wild ride, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 100
Lucid (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams consults a famous sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark, twisted depths of her subconscious, grasping for her sanity.
Plot: nightmare, dream, blood, sex, therapist
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, small town, small town life, uncover truth, crimes, supernatural, missing person, social relations, countryside, missing daughter, cemetery, dream ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No one seemed to care about Jamie Marks until after his death. Hoping to find the love and friendship he never had in life, Jamie’s ghost visits former classmate Adam McCormick, drawing him into the bleak world between the living and the dead.
Style: gloomy, offbeat, serious
Plot: ghost, afterlife, redemption, imaginary, hopes, youth, coming of age, supernatural, troubled teen, high school, death, camera shot of bare feet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, countryside, danger, child in peril, supernatural horror, death of child, evacuation, cemetery, wartime life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
When Friendship Kills (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, blood, secret, vomiting, dream, fear, disability, desire, teenager, hospital, bulimia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Appointment with Mr. Vield (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Samantha Anthony is a teenage girl who has been forced to deal with situations, which have made her wise far beyond her years. She's had to watch her mother spiral out-of-control while addicted to the drug meth. Lost a baby brother to CPS as a ...
Plot: coming of age, mother daughter relationship, revenge, female protagonist, drug use, teenage girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 577
Imprint (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, dying father, death in the family, haunted by the past, murder, supernatural, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, family relations, native american reservation ...
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Touch of Spice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: he film opens with an arrogant subedar (Naseeruddin Shah) (local tax collector in colonial India) and his soldiers rampaging through a village. The subedar has an eye for women and soon spots Sonbai (Smita Patil) on the riverbank. Sonbai is an ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, sincere, witty, emotional ...
Plot: village, soldier, friendship, against the odds, fighting the system, human nature, society, rebellion, vengeance, village life, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
O Capacete Dourado (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The darkness of night, a barely lit place, motorbikes flirting with danger: a group of teenagers at a crossroads playing chicken with unaware passing cars.Jota (Eduardo Frazão) stands out from this group, unclassifiable; his destiny has no straight ...
Plot: helmet, coming of age, love, group of friends, teenage boy, school, friendship, youth, friendship between boys, motorcycle, first love
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 18K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, lesbian relationship, school, teachers and students, lesbian interest, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age, asthma attack, teenage life, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 1K
Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, parents and children, crimes, gangsters, escapades, violence, ghost, caught having sex, haunted house, battle of the sexes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 3K
We Go On (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that ...
Plot: murder, supernatural power, fear of death, ghost, life after death, supernatural
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, crimes, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, suicide attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Plot: coming of age, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%