Movies like The Hard Road

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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 her to a party, seduces and abandons her; that starts a spiral of partying, free love, and drug use. Pam becomes friends with Jeannie, a hooker who supports Jimmy, a useless druggie. Soon the three of them are living together, and Jimmy seems appealing to Pam. She's missing work more and more often, Jeannie wants out of the life, Jimmy is going through withdrawal, and Pam is in the middle of a maelstrom. Is there any exit for Pam?
Style: psychedelic, tragic ending, psychotronic
Plot: heroin, venereal disease, hollywood, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, drugs, bad trip, psychedelia, drug withdrawal, heroin addict, lsd, adolescence, new job, overdose, acid, eye, abusive relationship, prostitution, runaway, drug trip, self discovery, trip, rock band, marijuana, drug abuse ...
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Wheels
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 9.4
Trainspotting
Drama
UK
94 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about drugs, drug addiction, drug abuse, addiction, drug use, drug addict and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Hard Road: The Trip (1967), Go Ask Alice (1973), Foxes (1980), Psych-Out (1968), The Panic in Needle Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Trip
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Foxes
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
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    User:   59%
 
 6.6
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Country: USA, France
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    User:   45%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   48%
 
 5.7
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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 6.3
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Country: UK
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The United States of Leland
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Country: Canada
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 7.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.2
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Duration: 92 min.
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Overdose
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
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    User:   28%
 
Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   26%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
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System:   32%
    User:   29%
 

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