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 emotional films with plots about mother daughter relationship, family relations, teenager, drug addiction, drugs, teenage girl and drug abuse 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: teenager, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, domineering father, marijuana, family tragedy, family conflict, father son relationship, courtroom, drug abuse, pressure, mother son relationship
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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, aunt niece relationship, pregnancy, baby, judge, mother daughter relationship, aunt nephew relationship, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, custody ...
Place: new york
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43%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, drug addiction, lsd, rape, mother daughter relationship, cocaine, heroin, runaway, marijuana, clergy, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, female protagonist, sexuality, teenage girl, teenager, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, female friendship, friendship between women, irresponsible, teenage protagonist, youth ...
⇓ 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: tragic ending, psychedelic, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: airport, transvestite, drugs, adoption, mother daughter relationship, police, father daughter relationship, prostitute, sex, drug addict, drug addiction, addiction ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: baby, drug addict, drug addiction, teenage girl, drug use, mother child relationship, cancer, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, runner, high school, coma, high school athlete, athlete, teenage girl, accident, hit by a car, track and field, race ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, musician, drug abuse, teenage love, audition, follow your dream, snow, child abuse, murder, statutory rape, heroin ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, cleaning lady, teenage protagonist, book, teenage girl, teenager, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship
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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, rough, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, kids in trouble, alcohol abuse, rise and fall, single parent, intrigue, teenage life, uncontrollable, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, san francisco
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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, music, trance, rave, hallucination, marijuana, drugged, 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, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, family problems, rehabilitation, parents and children, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: nymphomania, brain damage, car accident, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, promiscuous woman, photographer, psychiatrist, sister sister relationship, female artist, brain scan ...
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, hopes, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, human spirit, crimes, family problems, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family relations, family in crisis, prostitute, lifestyle, down on your luck, life is a bitch, small town, teenage life, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, 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: thought provoking, melancholic, captivating, sentimental, rough
Plot: drug addiction, brother sister relationship, heroin, drug abuse, heroin addict, surprise party, addiction, female director, drug use, public restroom, drug withdrawal, pharmacy ...
⇓ 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: drug addiction, loft, heroin, female director, jazz music, drug addict, drugs, drug use, jazz
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, rough, tense
Plot: sister sister relationship, foster home, release from prison, juvenile delinquent, estranged father, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, haunted by the past, birthday, african american, memory ...
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: sign language, parent child relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, deafness, deaf, marriage, guilt, great depression
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 80
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, hardship, family conflict, farm, childbirth, corruption, mother daughter relationship, field, factory worker, family relations, brother sister relationship, farmer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 191
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, rock and roll, female nudity, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, drug use, family relations, juvenile delinquent, drug addiction, drug addict, teenage angst, 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: drug use, denial, teenager, high school, hallucination, mental institution, broken glass, drugs, pills, punch, flashback, family relations ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: drug rehabilitation, drug rehab, drug dealing, addiction, lie, group therapy, drug dealer, breaking and entering, marriage, teenager, suspicion, christmas eve ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, sincere, touching, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, baby, mother daughter conflict, infidelity, sister sister relationship, older woman younger man sex, sexually frustrated woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, friends, self discovery, youth, graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, teenage love, family life, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, gender, youth, single parent, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 874
Animals (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ANIMALS tells the story of Jude and Bobbie: a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ...
Plot: overdose, drug use, drugs, pubic hair, junkie, male nudity, drug addict, drug addiction
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 558
Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, class differences, power relations, friends, youth, rich and poor, hopes, teenage life, social differences, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%