Movies like Not My Kid

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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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Trainspotting
Drama
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94 min.
 8.2
Kingdom
Drama
USA
43 min.
 8.4
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Most similar movies to Not My Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and talky films with plots about drugs, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, runaway, teenager, drug abuse and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like Not My Kid: 75 (2017), Winter's Bone (2010), Close Call (2004), The Hard Road (1970), Go Ask Alice (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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75
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
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Audience: kids
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 7.2
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Winter's Bone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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    User:   80%
 
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Close Call
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, the young Jenny has a nice childhood with her Korean parents Joanne and David Kim. However, after the divorce of her parents, the judge gives her custody to her selfish mother that neglects Jenny while the disappointed David returns ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, dance club, rave, rebellion, second chance, korean american, asian american, drug dealing, korean, suicide attempt, teenage sex, drug abuse ...
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    User:   69%
 
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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    User:   68%
 
 6.5
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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.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
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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 ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, surreal ...
Plot: coming of age, motorcycle, violence, gang, neo noir, existentialism, drinking, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drugs, teenager, gangs ...
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 11K
Sherrybaby
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, father daughter relationship, heroin, drug addiction, prison, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, drinking, drugs, hopes, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   74%
 
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, rough ...
Plot: prison, dysfunctional family, murder, teacher, addiction, depression, death, coming of age, violence, mentor, relationships, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, california, paris france
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System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
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, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
'night, Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family drama, adultery, relationships, life philosophy, hopes, love and romance, destiny, loneliness, love, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
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System:   60%
    User:   65%
 
 8.2
 561K
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:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 7.9
 227K
Almost Famous
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, earnest, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, music, journalism, on the road, mentor, rock, drugs, music business, adolescence, friendship, teenager ...
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The Death of Richie
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Little Athens
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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    User:   57%
 
Ordinary People
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, family drama, suicide, death, crumbling marriage, marriage, character study, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, illinois, houston texas, texas ...
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System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
The Glass House
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, internet, orphan, lawyer, death, teenage life, high school, twists & turns, crimes, conspiracy, chase, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
Around the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, innocence lost, on the road, school, boarding school, parents and children, boarding school life, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, addiction, dysfunctional family, adolescence, marijuana, drug abuse, drinking, drug addiction, makeover, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, venice beach california
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 6.4
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Cake
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, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, depression, obsession, loneliness, suicide attempt, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drinking, tragedy, sex, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, mexico
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System:   42%
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 4.9
 183
Berkeley
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, teenager, female nudity, drugs
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 6.0
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Punk Love
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 ...
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, statutory rape, stepfather, drug abuse, heroin, musician, drugs, child abuse, sex, murder, snow
Place: portland oregon
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Chicago Boricua
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of young Puerto Ricans in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood grapple with issues of identity: A beauty queen may need to mask her ethnicity; a college student falls for a bad boy; a real estate agent resists exploiting his roots.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, society, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, urban, moral dilemma, boss and employee, social differences, fall in love, city life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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The Migrants
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, field, factory worker, worker, migrant worker, working class, farm, childbirth, farmer, brother sister relationship ...
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
The Secret Life of Bees
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, racism, runaway, dysfunctional family, guilt, single father, family bonds, women, teaching the ways of the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
 7.2
 78K
Half Nelson
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, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, drugs, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, drinking, basketball, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 7.1
 13K
River's Edge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, high school, small town, crime, teenager, drugs, drinking, friendship, brutality, teacher, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 

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 6.6
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The Runaways
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, japan
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System:   38%
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The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   37%
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