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Not My Kid
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: family conflict, illegal drugs, teenage protagonist, suicidal, unwanted pregnancy, support group, confession, female protagonist, helplessness, lsd, drug rehabilitation, drug abuse, frustration, group therapy, drug addiction, drug addict, surgeon, beating, sister sister relationship, teenager, teenage girl, drugs, drug use, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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Crime, Drama
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97 min.
 8.9
Trainspotting
Drama
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94 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and gloomy films with plots about drugs, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, family relations and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Not My Kid: Go Ask Alice (1973), The Hard Road (1970), Augusta, Gone (2006), The Death of Richie (1977), Punk Love (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Go Ask Alice
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.
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The Hard Road
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 ...
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Augusta, Gone
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: serious, realistic
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The Death of Richie
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: pressure, family conflict, family tragedy, drug addiction, teenager, drug abuse, father son relationship, courtroom
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Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, surreal ...
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Trainspotting
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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: stylized, disturbing, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: friendship, drug addiction, heroin, addiction, drug abuse, cult, surrealism, drugs, violence, depression, british, marijuana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland
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System:   65%
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The United States of Leland
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, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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
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August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Thirteen
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 ...
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Country: UK, USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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Country: Canada
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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