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, drug abuse, heroin, improv, 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, drug abuse, heroin, addiction, drugs and drug use mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pure Shit: Driving Not Knowing (2015), 6 Balloons (2018), The Connection (1961), Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991), Kokoda Crescent (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Driving Not Knowing (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An estranged poet attempts to rekindle a complex relationship with a strung-out musician during a weekend in rural nowhere; their toxic past, however, won't be so easily forgotten.
Plot: drug addiction, poetry, love, gay
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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, rough, sentimental
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, brother sister relationship, drug abuse, heroin addict, surprise party, addiction, female director, drug use, drug addict, drug withdrawal, family relations ...
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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, heroin, loft, female director, drug dealer, talking to the camera, drug use, drugs, jazz, drug addict, jazz music
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: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, family relations, going straight, life is a bitch, society, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, unemployment, family life, self discovery ...
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: police corruption, family life, drug abuse, vigilantism, friends, law enforcement, buddies, dishonesty, amateur detective, life is a bitch, drug addict, drug use ...
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: drug addiction, porn industry, adult filmmaking, interview, filmmaking, sex, female nudity, argument, heroin, lesbian relationship, lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: san francisco
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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: husband wife relationship, hostile takeover, middle aged man, midlife crisis, father daughter relationship, cheating wife, drug addiction, down on your luck, unfaithful husband
Place: australia
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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: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: drug addict, drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, betrayal, couple relations, destructive relationship, drugs/alcohol, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug use, drug trip, downfall, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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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: domestic violence, good versus evil, drug addiction, suicide, connection, child abuse
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, punk, ambition, music, youth, coming of age, drug dealing, gang, rock, addiction, celebrity culture, alcohol abuse ...
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Place: australia, melbourne australia
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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: sex scene, drug overdose, robbery, drug addict, drug addiction, sex, injection, drugs, junkie, drug use, drug dealing, drug dealer ...
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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: female full frontal nudity, locked in, explicit sex, drug addiction, impotence, female nudity, tattoo, sex, apartment, junkie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug addict ...
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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, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, surrealism, drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, social misfits, dark humor, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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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: emotional, gloomy, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, runaway, cocaine, lsd, heroin, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, rape, marijuana, hopes, on the run ...
Time: 70s
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
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Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure
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Genre: Drama
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Style: psychological, serious, touching, disturbing, suspenseful
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Place: vancouver
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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, male nudity, drug use, drugs, junkie, drug addiction, drug addict, pubic hair
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: no overview.
Plot: alcohol, motorcycle, drug addiction, drug addict, betrayal, female nudity, model, breasts, picture, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, erotica ...
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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, touching, gloomy, sincere
Plot: family relations, single parent, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, rock, human nature, addiction, fall in love, drug abuse, love affair ...
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Place: australia
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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, contemplative, bleak, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: crimes, family relations, drug abuse, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, assassination, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, provence
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Change My Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nina is an unemployed actress who has just taken a lethal overdose of tranquilizers. Stumbling though the streets of Paris in a deathly haze, Nina collapses into unconsciousness. Fortunately for Nina, lonely Algerian Sami happened to jog by at just ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, sincere
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Place: paris france
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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.
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, family relations, family problems, downfall, introspection, misfit, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, drug addiction, drug dealing, existentialism, loneliness ...
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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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary
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