Movies like Not My Kid

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Not My Kid (1985)
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Not My Kid (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want to remove her from the program because it upsets them that their daughter is being forced to associate with addicts who admit to stealing and trading sex for drugs.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family conflict, illegal drugs, teenager, drug abuse, suicidal, family relations, drugs, sister sister relationship, drug addict, surgeon, lsd, support group, teenage girl, doctor, female protagonist, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, teenage protagonist, unwanted pregnancy, confession, drug use, frustration, stash, beating ...

Most similar movies to Not My Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and sincere films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, teenager, drug addiction, teenage girl, father daughter relationship and drugs mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Not My Kid: The Death of Richie (1977), An Unexpected Life (1998), Go Ask Alice (1973), Arresting Gena (1997), The Hard Road (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: family tragedy, teenager, drug addiction, family conflict, domineering father, marijuana, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, drug abuse, courtroom, mother son relationship, pressure
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100%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, affection, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, judge, baby, surprise, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, custody, mother son estrangement ...
Place: new york
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42%
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Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, runaway, cocaine, lsd, heroin, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, rape, marijuana, on the run, hopes ...
Time: 70s
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38%
Arresting Gena (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A directionless teenager (Aesha Waks) becomes involved with a headstrong runaway (Summer Phoenix) and her drug-dealing brother (Sam Rockwell).
Plot: female director, friendship between women, coming of age, irresponsible, female friendship, teenage girl, terminal illness, youth, female protagonist, teenager, mother daughter relationship, teenage protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Hard Road (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cautionary tale. At 17, Sherman Oaks high schooler Pam Banner has a baby out of wedlock. The baby is adopted, but Pam's too embarrassed to go back to school, so her dad gets her a job as the receptionist for a talent agent. A rock star takes ...
Style: psychedelic, tragic ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: rock music, self discovery, psychedelia, drug trip, adoption, police, prostitute, trip, exploitation, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, runaway ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, high school, female athlete, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, athlete, accident, race, hit by a car, runner ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Love Lives On (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl must choose between continuing her pregnancy and undergoing treatment for her fast-growing cancer.
Plot: pregnant teenager, wheelchair, priest, mother child relationship, drug addiction, drug abuse, teenage girl, drug use, teenage pregnancy, baby, drug addict, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, siblings relations, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family life, parents and children, homosexual, secret, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new york
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30%
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Punk Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, musician, drug abuse, teenage love, audition, follow your dream, heroin, statutory rape, pubic hair, male nudity, murder ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Augusta, Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, kids in trouble, single parent, rise and fall, hopes, intrigue, teenage life, uncontrollable, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Saver (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When teenaged Fern is orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter, she is determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, and take care of herself. With Youth Protection nipping at her heels, she lies about her name and age, to get a job as a ...
Plot: female director, female protagonist, book, mother daughter relationship, teenager, teenage girl, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist
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29%
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South West 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the windscreen of the new millenium. The death of idealism, ...
Plot: drug use, drug dealing, drug addict, violence, lsd, rave, trance, music, drug dealer, drug addiction, drug trade, junkie ...
Place: england
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28%
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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, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, parole officer, warden, addiction, starting over, family problems, parents and children, single parent, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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6 Balloons (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, rough
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, brother sister relationship, drug abuse, heroin addict, addiction, surprise party, female director, drug use, surprise birthday party, drug withdrawal, stoned ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: drug abuse, undercover, family relations, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, hopes, family problems, working undercover, addiction, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sins of the mind (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A typical American family - photographer father, two talented daughters, Michelle an accomplished commercial artist with a clear upward career path. Then she has an auto accident, and the head trauma leaves behavioral changes. The part of the brain ...
Plot: brain damage, car accident, nymphomania, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist, nymphomaniac, brain scan, mother daughter relationship, female artist, promiscuous woman, sex addict, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, family relations, prostitute, small town, teenage life, down on your luck, lifestyle, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Connection (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Eight drug addicts are waiting for their connection in a New York apartment belonging to Leach. Jim Dunn, a budding filmmaker, has agreed to pay for the fix if the addicts will allow him to film the connection scene. After the men get their shots, ...
Plot: heroin, loft, drug addiction, female director, drug addict, jazz, drug use, jazz music, drugs
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, rough
Plot: foster home, sister sister relationship, release from prison, estranged father, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, birthday, memory, african american ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: parent child relationship, sign language, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, guilt, deafness, deaf, great depression, marriage, family relations
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, family conflict, hardship, field, farmer, farm, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, worker, corruption, factory worker, tent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
75 Degrees in July (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry and other conflicts are revealed as one daughter, now a successful modern artist living in New York, returns to visit her Texas family.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, psychological
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, homecoming, manipulation, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, rancher, husband wife relationship, family reunited ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Toughlove (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Charters family falls into despair over their drug-addicted son Gary. They discuss his problems through the "Toughlove" program in searching for answers.
Plot: drug addict, drug use, teenage angst, drug addiction, husband wife relationship, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, teenage boy, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
Plot: denial, mental institution, teenager, high school, drug use, hallucination, family relations, pills, flashback, punch, blood, clinic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Berkeley (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his world upside ...
Plot: illegal drugs, female nudity, drugs, teenager, rock and roll, nudity (full frontal - brief), accounting
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ben Is Back (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 19 year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug rehabilitation, drug dealing, lie, addiction, drug rehab, group therapy, breaking and entering, marriage, teenager, drug dealer, suspicion, christmas eve ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: rough, gloomy, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, parents and children, teenage life, self discovery, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, mother daughter conflict, baby, sister sister relationship, older woman younger man sex, seductive woman, teenage mother, deep cleavage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, family life, self discovery, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, gender ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mickey and the Bear (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Anaconda, Montana, a strong-willed teenage girl navigates a loving but volatile relationship with her veteran father. In a desperate search for independence and her own identity, she risks family, heartbreak, and her standing in the only place ...
Plot: incest, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, drug addiction, addiction, teenage girl, female director, gunshot, hamburger, interracial romance, race, playing a video game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%