Movies like Angel Dusted

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Angel Dusted (1981)
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with PCP, or "angel dust," and the family wrestles with the crisis.
Plot: mental institution, hallucination, drug use, high school, drug abuse, teenager, school, drugs, marijuana, family relations, accident, pills, clinic, costume party, flashback, denial, blood, punch, broken glass, pill

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about teenager, family relations, drugs, high school, life is a bitch, teenage girl and drug addiction mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Angel Dusted: After Jimmy (1996), Go Ask Alice (1973), Not My Kid (1985), The Death of Richie (1977), Desperate Lives (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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After Jimmy (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: This is a story of Jimmy, a high school senior, who is struggling with his school life, family pressures, future choices. When it becomes too much, Jimmy kills himself.
Plot: boss, high school, teenage boy, teen suicide, mourning, hallucination, remorse, high school principal, funeral, teenager, birthday party, cemetery ...
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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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 5.9
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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, family conflict, illegal drugs, stash, helplessness, unwanted pregnancy, support group, female protagonist, teenage protagonist, confession, suicidal, guilt ...
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The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: drug addiction, family tragedy, family conflict, marijuana, dysfunctional family, domineering father, drug abuse, courtroom, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship, pressure
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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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62%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, society, hopes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, family problems, working undercover, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.5
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The UnMiracle (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: christian, faith, teenage girl, teenager, overdose, drug use, father daughter reunion, underage drinking, brother brother relationship, drugs, heroin, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: xian
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53%
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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.
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy and birth, baby, teenage girl, cancer, drug use, drug abuse, drug addict, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, mother child relationship, fall in love ...
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South West 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the windscreen of the new millenium. The death of idealism, ...
Plot: drug use, drug dealing, drug addict, violence, lsd, rave, trance, drugs, hallucination, marijuana, pills, drugged ...
Place: england
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51%
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Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, realistic, harsh, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, african american, gang, teenager, violence, school, education, teenage pregnancy, bad singing, high school principal, police arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, psychotronic
Plot: teacher, high school, power relations, urban ghetto, couples, stoners, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, idealism, school, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s
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49%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: teenager, family relations, heart disease, illness, heart transplant, father son relationship, doctor, mother son relationship
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10 Days in a Madhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nellie Bly, a 23 year-old reporter for Joseph Pulitzer, goes undercover in the notorious Blackwell's Island women's insane asylum in order to expose corruption, abuse and murder.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak
Plot: mental institution, uncover truth, undercover, reporter, life is a bitch, working undercover, journalism, doctors and patients, women, spy, strong female presence, media ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Friend's Betrayal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two childhood friends grow up. One has a family and the other has a career. One relationship may make or break a family. Paul, the teenage son, must decide what he wants for his future. While family would like to make that decision for him. Watch as ...
Style: sexy
Plot: age difference, lifetime, woman seduces a man, photographer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, car accident, teenage boy, teenage girl, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: san francisco
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, high school, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, teenager, lifetime, teenage girl, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Maryjane (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teacher trying to break up a local drug ring is framed and arrested for possession of marijuana.
Style: realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: marijuana, hippie, juvenile delinquent, drug dealing, friendship, school, frame up, high school, urban ghetto, friends, power relations, crimes ...
Time: 1930s
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Into Thin Air (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, grief, investigation, crimes, private detective, family relations, school, siblings relations, kidnapping, teenage life, college ...
Time: 80s
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The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: female protagonist, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, athlete, teenage girl, high school, teenager, female athlete, accident, track and field, race ...
Place: arizona
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Augusta, Gone (2006)
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 ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, rough, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, single parent, hopes, rise and fall, kids in trouble, teenage life, intrigue, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, maine
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The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Style: political
Plot: ranch, hardship, orphan, homelessness, foster parent, bachelor, large family, children, house, family home, small town, teenager ...
Time: year 1959, 50s, 60s
Place: missouri
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41%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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41%
The People Next Door (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventies attempt at exposing the drug problems of suburban youth. Typical middle-class parents Wallach and Harris are horrified to discover that daughter Winters is strung out on LSD. They fight to expose the neighborhood pusher while struggling to ...
Style: surreal, cult film
Plot: lsd, mental institution, counterculture, drugs, extramarital affair, drug dealer, parent child relationship, female nudity
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Lost Years (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Bart, a young film student slowly loses his mind while studying at the film academy. Based on a true story.
Plot: director, drugs, psychosis, schizophrenia, student, hearing voices, hallucination
Place: amsterdam
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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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37%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Critical Thinking (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true story from 1998, five Latino and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.
Style: motivational, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, contemplative
Plot: chess, social problems, misfit, high school, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, human relationship, society, city, unconventional method, teacher, contest ...
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Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Plot: murder, mafia, plantation, marijuana, drugs
Place: andalusia
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36%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
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Time: contemporary
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Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
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