Movies like The Hard Road

If you like "The Hard Road" you are looking for psychedelic, psychotronic and tragic ending movies about / with teenage pregnancy, hollywood, heroin, drug addiction, drugs, venereal disease and prostitute themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Hard Road (1970)
 6.3
 101
The Hard Road (1970)
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, psychotronic, tragic ending
Plot: teenage pregnancy, hollywood, heroin, drug addiction, drugs, venereal disease, prostitute, drug abuse, musician, marijuana, female nudity, hippie, rock band, clinic, ambulance, drug addict, lsd, self discovery, teenage girl, addiction, adoption, trip, airport, new job, adolescence ...

Most similar movies to The Hard Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about drugs, sex, female nudity, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction and prostitution mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Hard Road: Go Ask Alice (1973), The Trip (1967), Foxes (1980), The Acid Eaters (1968), Requiem for a Dream (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 751
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, heroin, lsd, cocaine, runaway, marijuana, rape, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 4K
The Trip (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Paul Groves, a television commercial director, is in the midst of a personality crisis. His wife Sally has left him and he seeks the help of his friend John, a self-styled guru who's an advocate of LSD. Paul asks John to be the guide on his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: drug abuse, self discovery, lsd, marijuana, guru, addiction, midlife crisis, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.1
 4K
Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, self discovery, alcohol, sex, prostitution, desert, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Acid Eaters (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: lsd, exploitation, sex, female nudity, drugs, motorcycle, sexuality, surrealism, devil, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, death of pet, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Plot: prostitution, money, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, innocent, social problem, social issues, friendship, teenage girl, innocence, pimp, prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 3K
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.
Plot: brother sister relationship, drug addiction, heroin, fireworks, drug abuse, drug addict, addiction, surprise birthday party, pharmacy, public restroom, surprise party, drug use ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
Alice In Acidland (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Cute and perky college student Alice is invited to a "pool party" by Freida, a female teacher who is actually a lesbian and has designs on Alice. At the party Alice gets drunk, takes acid and immediately becomes a lesbian, taking a bath ...
Style: erotic
Plot: lesbian, sex, marijuana, hallucination, eroticism, topless, pool party, college student, sex party, drugs, black and white segues into color, shared bath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 176
Not My Kid (1985)
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. ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, illegal drugs, family conflict, sister sister relationship, beating, teenager, doctor, guilt, father daughter relationship, helplessness, drug rehabilitation, lsd ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 2K
Psych-Out (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim, whose ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychedelic
Plot: fish out of water, missing person, buddies, fugitives, drug dealing, crime, crimes, music band, mute or deaf, drug abuse, chases and races, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hallucination Generation (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A juvenile is mad at his mom so he leaves his home in San Francisco to join a charismatic LSD guru's cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out. He also gets involved in murder.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: lsd, exploitation, drugs, hippie, rebellion, hallucination, robbery
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Around the Fire (1998)
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: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, drug abuse, innocence lost, school, on the road, parents and children, music, boarding school life, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age.
Plot: loss of friend, alcoholic mother, ocean, outcast, social issues, school dance, leaving home, hollywood, loss of virginity, poor, cult, bus stop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 64
Wild Honey (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Country girl comes to the big city, gets into all kinds of trouble.
Plot: cult, satanic cult, prostitution, lsd, sex, rape, acid trip, vietnam vet, attempted rape, breasts, dominatrix, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Toys Are Not for Children (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miserable with her marriage to a toy-store clerk and obsessed with memories of her long-absent father, child-like Jamie learns that toys are not for children when she turns her life around--by becoming a hooker! Playing "daddy's little ...
Plot: rape, sex, pimp, adultery, incest, prostitution, exploitation, female nudity, double life, panties, prostitute, white panties ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 583K
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, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, surrealism, misfit, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Young Runaways (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three unhappy teenagers run away from home, only to discover living on their own isn't as idyllic as they imagined.
Plot: runaway, teenager, biker, motorcycle, overbearing mother, blonde, gas station, beaten to death, pimp, cheating girlfriend, cheating on boyfriend, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 57
Scarred (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.
Plot: bikini, money, limousine, restaurant, alcohol, pedophile, street life, recording studio, shooting, teenage runaway, vice squad, manicurist ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Another Day, Another Man (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A young couple move into an expensive new apartment after the husband gets a big pay raise. Unfortunately, he is soon stricken with a mysterious ailment and becomes bedridden. The wife, unable to find a job and with bills piling up, runs into a ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: prostitution, suicide, sex, sexploitation, exploitation, female nudity, prostitute, playing footsie, newlywed
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 1K
Cisco Pike (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, pension, heroin addict, cannabis, corruption, marijuana, overdose, prison, buddies, crime, gangsters, police ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, on the road, redemption, addiction, abortion, realism, social misfits, rehabilitation, heroin, heroin addict, magic mushroom, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois, mexico, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Smoke and Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Turk, a "cool swinger", throws and wild sex and drugs party, but has trouble when three hoodlum friends of his crash the party and Turk resorts to drastic measures to remove them from the festivities.
Plot: voyeurism, sex, orgy, marijuana, party, female nudity, drugs, hoodlum, topless, alcohol, record player, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: heroin, drug addiction, going straight, rehabilitation, sibling relationship, self discovery, addiction, drug abuse, family life, hopes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 497
Chappaqua (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran. Though initially confusing, as Rooks blends drug-illusion with reality, and cuts color with ...
Plot: outdoor cafe, bohemian, vampire, clinic, dream, drug addiction, helicopter, drug addict, train station, alcoholic, gangster, airport ...
Place: france, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 381
Punk Love (2006)
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, drug abuse, stepfather, snow, musician, child abuse, murder, sex, drugs, heroin, statutory rape
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 75K
Thirteen (2003)
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, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, peer pressure, makeover, domestic violence, addiction, coming of age, friendship, theft, drug overdose, teacher student relationship, underage drinking, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 603
Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, overdose, heroin addiction, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, addiction, adolescence, teenager, prostitution, social issues, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 87K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: marijuana, on the road, lsd, brothel, rebelliousness, friendship, drug addiction, counterculture, music, hitchhiker, hippie, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.5
 84
Rent-a-Girl (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A naive young woman looking for fun stumbles upon strange neighbors living in the same apartment building which she resides in. They start her off with a career in nude modeling, but in actuality turn out to be a ruthless brother and sister team who ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: sadism, sex, exploitation, prostitution, bondage, lesbian, sexploitation, neighbor, lesbian sex, model, brother sister relationship, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%