Movies like Pure Shit

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Pure Shit (1975)
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Pure Shit (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young heroin addicts scour the streets of Melbourne in search of some good-quality narcotics – or as they call it, 'pure shit’. In the space of 48 hours, a friend dies of an overdose, they are ripped off by criminals and arrested and assaulted by police. They bungle a break-in, get chased by hooligans and one is sent to a methadone clinic. The search for drugs veers between farce and tragedy, but it never stops.
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, improv, drug abuse, pinball machine
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and captivating films with plots about drug addiction, drug addict, drugs, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch and drug use mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pure Shit: 6 Balloons (2018), The Connection (1961), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), Kokoda Crescent (1989), Kamikaze Hearts (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, sentimental, rough
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, drug abuse, heroin addict, addiction, surprise party, brother sister relationship, drug use, heroin addiction, woman, family relations, junkie ...
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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: found footage, jazz, drug addiction, heroin, drug dealer, drug use, drugs, drug addict, loft, talking to the camera, female director
Place: new york
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Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, sibling relationship, drug abuse, family life, addiction, self discovery, siblings relations, against the odds, unemployment, family relations, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Kokoda Crescent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The grandson of a war veteran is found dead from an overdose of heroin. He and his old army buddies swing into action and stake out the drug dealer, only to discover a web of police corruption surrounding the drug dealing. Given police complicity in ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, police corruption, friends, amateur detective, buddies, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, drug abuse, vigilantism, family life, drug addict ...
Time: 80s
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Kamikaze Hearts (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating, Juliet Bashore's 1986 documentary about a lesbian couple working in the porn industry—a cynical older woman (Sharon “Mitch” Mitchell), who is a seasoned porn star, and ...
Plot: lesbian, drug addiction, porn industry, sex, adult filmmaking, lgbt, lgbtq, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), backstage, drug addict, porn star ...
Place: san francisco
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, depressing, serious, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug addict, drug abuse, heroin, death of pet, heroin addict, drugs, drug use, prison, life philosophy, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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Two Days, Nine Lives (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug addict checks into rehab.
Plot: drug addiction, car accident, rehabilitation, movie business, clinic, therapy, pop star, drug addict, group therapy, gambling addiction, aids, prostitute ...
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Duet for Four (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Ray Martin, faces a series of problems – his wife is cheating on him, his mistress wants to get married and Americans want to take over his toy business.
Plot: middle aged man, cheating wife, midlife crisis, hostile takeover, drug addiction, unfaithful husband, down on your luck, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship
Place: australia
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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: psychedelic, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, drug addiction, prostitute, high school, heroin, mother daughter relationship, rape, runaway, cocaine, lsd, hippie, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
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Dogs in Space (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The place is Melbourne, Australia 1978. The punk phenomenon is sweeping the country and Dogs In Space, a punk group, are part of it. In a squat, in a dodgy suburb, live a ragtag collection of outcasts and don't-wanna-be's who survive on a ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, cult film
Plot: punk, drug addiction, club, australian aboriginal, rock and roll, drug abuse, punk rock, satellite, friends, life is a bitch, gang, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Linked (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A troubled young man battles his inner demons as he seeks redemption and a second chance in his life.
Plot: connection, child abuse, good versus evil, drug addiction, suicide, domestic violence
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Em 4 Jay (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a big city downtown we meet Emma and Jay, two young 20 something lovers buying drugs and then watch as they waste the rest of the day away...
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, drug addict, drug use, injection, robbery, junkie, drugs, sex, sex scene, drug dealer, drug dealing ...
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, hallucination, insanity, drugs, junkie, life is a bitch, drug addict, downfall, degradation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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64%
Desperate Lives (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.
Plot: high school, drug addiction, hospital, drug use, death, drug dealer, counselor, skateboard, teacher student relationship, drug dealing, teenage boy, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 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: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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63%
A Million Little Pieces (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent submits to two months of agonizing detox at a treatment center in Minnesota.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental
Plot: drug addiction, rehabilitation, addiction, drugs, alcohol abuse, fall in love, self destructing, clinic, introspection, romance, downfall, society ...
Time: year 1993
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota
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63%
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H (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A junkie couple board themselves in their apartment while they try to kick their heroin habit.
Plot: drug addiction, locked in a basement, trapped in a building, heroin, heroin addict, sex, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, tattoo, locked in, impotence, drug addict ...
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Morphine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, morphine, doctor, doctors, urban decay, hopelessness, civil war, hardship, loneliness, self acceptance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: russia
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Castle in the Ground (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the untimely death of his mother, a grieving teen befriends his charismatic but troubled neighbor, only to become ensnared in a world of addiction and violence as the opioid epidemic takes hold of his small town.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
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The Mushroom (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: drugs, murder, artist, painting, doctor, husband wife relationship, investigation, drug addiction, drug addict, french giallo
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60%
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White Hot (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man, short of money, is persuaided into looking after the business of a local drug dealer for a week or two. Up until then, the guy had been an honest and clean of drugs, but when he spends his days surrounded by riches and drugs, he cannot ...
Plot: cocaine, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, drug addiction, drugs, female nudity, drug addict, drug dealing, woman's neck broken, neck breaking
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Hollow (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the outskirts of the city, where crime is a way of life, the paths of four desperate people collide. Jordan Coleman, a local drug dealer, finds himself at a crossroads when his friend and mentor gets in too deep with a ruthless gangster and club ...
Style: captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug addiction, murder, gangsters, criminal, police officer, policewoman, drug dealer, robbery, drugs, junkie, diner, arrest ...
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60%
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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: teen angst, family relations, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage angst, drug addict, drug addiction, juvenile delinquent, drug use, teenage boy, mother son relationship
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60%
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: melancholic, realistic, serious, feel good, splatter ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, family problems, family relations, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, money, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, youth, drug addiction, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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On the Corner (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Angel and Randy Henry are a sister and brother, caught on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. While Angel finds the strength to escape her seemingly hopeless situation, Randy slips deeper into a world consumed by abandonment and ...
Style: touching, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: drug addiction, missing person, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, homelessness, interracial relations, mother daughter relationship, confrontation, drug dealer, drug rehab, addiction, drug addict ...
Place: vancouver
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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, drugs, drug use, drug addict, drug addiction, junkie, male nudity, pubic hair
Place: illinois
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59%
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Dandelions (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: no overview.
Plot: motorcycle, drug addiction, female nudity, betrayal, erotica, male nudity, model, sex, drug addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol, breasts ...
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, crimes, family relations, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, life is a bitch, assassination, factory, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, provence, france, europe
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Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching
Plot: divorce, divorced mother, single parent, love and romance, musician's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, couples, family relations, addiction, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
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