Movies like A Cry for Help

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A Cry for Help (1975)
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A Cry for Help (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A talk-radio host, who specializes in abusing and insulting his audience, gets a call from a disturbed teenage girl who says she is going to commit suicide. He frantically tries to get his listeners to help find the girl before she makes good on her threat.
Style: silent film
Plot: suicide, disc jockey, time, police, suicidal, book, beach, radio, doctor, show, sand, bookstore, diner, deadline, radio dj, public

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Most similar movies to A Cry for Help

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, experimental, serious and avant garde films with plots about suicide, female nudity, sex, depression, flashback, death and gun mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like A Cry for Help: Lighter Fluid (2016), Belle da morire (2002), The Kids Aren't Alright (2016), Do Re Mi Fa (2016), Maya Dardel (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, pregnancy, death, skateboarding, surrealism, skateboard, drugs, sex, drug
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Belle da morire (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bruno is a cynical but attractive business man, owner of a strip-club. He has to replace his best dancer, Katy, after her suicide. Applicants would do anything to get this job, but only Damy, gorgeous and mysterious girl, catches his attention. What ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: suicide, businessman, strip club, sex, erotica, drug snorting, sexploitation, female nudity
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The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Plot: teenager, suicide, school, homosexuality, youth, lesbian
Place: ireland
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Do Re Mi Fa (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Malta
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An ensemble set in Malta that focuses on four characters: Bozo, a children's party clown who is a closet pedophile; Claudia, a stage actress who is paralyzed with feelings of insignificance and is driven to do the extreme; Kyle, a family man ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: radio show, birthday party, pedophilia, heart attack, mass murder, disc jockey, gun, malta, theater, talk radio, hospital, suicide ...
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Maya Dardel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An internationally respected poet announces she is going to kill herself and needs an heir and executor. Young writers drive up the mountain to compete for the position and are challenged intellectually, emotionally, and erotically.
Plot: suicide, poet, loneliness, cunnilingus, seductress, open ending
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3 Foot Ball and Souls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of four decides to commit suicide using gigantic fireworks. But every time the fireworks explode, they find themselves back in time before they carried out the plan. They suspect the cause to be the young age of one of the members and try to ...
Plot: fireworks, suicide, chat room, telephone call, depression, bully, hospital, car accident, debt, time travel, bullying, woman slaps man ...
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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, sexploitation film, cult film
Plot: suicide, prostitution, female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, sex, female nudity, newlywed, sexploitation, playing footsie, prostitute
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The House of Bernarda Alba (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A domineering,reclusive, and ostentatiously pious widow in a small Spanish town keeps such close watch on her daughters that they are unable to have normal social lives. However, the eldest is allowed to become engaged to an unprincipled young man, ...
Plot: illicit affair, tragedy, tradition, jealousy, suicide, authoritarianism, mourning, half sister, domineering mother, oppression, death of husband, mother daughter relationship ...
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Saving Grace (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Grace is a homeless teenager. She befriends an unemployed carpenter and he invites her to share his flat. She moves in and to her surprise a delicate relationship develops. He helps her repair her shattered self-esteem and she begins to feel loved ...
Plot: delusion, street kid, murder, suicide, flashback, trust, religion, crucifix, miraculous event, memory lapse
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Entwinement (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michaela loses her job and her life starts to fall apart. Her flatmate Stephanie as always is there to support her. After they meet two men, Michaela start to rebuild her life as Stephanie 's starts to unwind into a destructive climax.
Plot: counseling, elderly, landlord, doctor, love, depression, exotic dancer, dancing, overdose, gangsters, desperation, suicide ...
Place: england
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48%
Awakening from the Dead (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story takes place at the beginning of the bombing, both in Belgrade and in one small town in Serbia, at the end of March 1999. Forty-year-old Mickey, an unaccomplished writer, a disillusioned assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, a ...
Plot: suicide, grave, nato, journalist, gun, bombing, parent child relationship, friends, old friend, murder, father son relationship, female nudity ...
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To the Bone (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, therapy, suicide, artist, pregnant woman, smoking, sister sister relationship, abortion, painter, talent, netflix ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
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Hope Bridge (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a high school boy learns that his father committed suicide, he begins a journey to find hope and reconciliation in the midst of his grief.
Plot: bullying, depression, suicide, faith, hopes
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Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, suicide, outcast, christianity, pastor, flashback, gun, ambulance, christian, hospital, suicide attempt, depression ...
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: suicide, murder, child murder, knife, shakespeare
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Prince in Hell (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story is set soon after the reunification of West and East Germany, and is about the disintegrating relationship between Jockel a political activist and Stefan a heroin junkie, and their involvement with a bisexual Micha. A 2nd plot line is ...
Plot: bisexuality, suicide, lgbt, child, jester, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), threesome, male nudity, homosexual, drug addiction, gay sex ...
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The Bell Jar (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaptation of the 1963 novel by Sylvia Plath. Details a young woman's summer in New York working for a Mademoiselle-like magazine, return home to New England, and subsequent breakdown all amidst the horrors of the fifties, from news of the ...
Plot: suicide, suicide attempt, death of husband, mental illness, illness, foreshadowing, autobiography, stress, southern belle, business, sickness, disc jockey ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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The Beekeeper (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.
Style: road movie
Plot: suicide, hitchhiker, beehive, kiss, assault, bee, beekeeper, encounter, intercourse, death, cinema
Place: greece
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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, child abuse, suicide, good versus evil, drug addiction, connection
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Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: gay, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, male homosexuality, family relations, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality ...
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A Woman on Fire (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Clara, the sexually frustrated wife of a businessman goes on vacation with her husband, daughter and best friend. While there, she finally learns that sex can be passionate and wonderful, something she was never able to discover with the help of her ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, flowers, drug overdose, female nudity, beach, sex, flower, lifeguard, suicide, vacation, adultery
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Pivot Point (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama that follows four high schoolers down a dark ride. As each struggle separately in their own lives they will soon discover that their lives are interconnected in ways they never would have guessed. They also effect each other in ...
Plot: school shooting, cafeteria, basketball game, high school, depression, justice, condom, journal, standoff, child molester, police car, homosexuality ...
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Nowhere to Run (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry's married to Marian and things are not going all that well, so he wants out but somehow feels that a divorce is not the answer. After developing a winning blackjack system, he hatches a plan that takes years of preparation: to fake his ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, private detective, suicide, secret
Place: san francisco, las vegas
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Threes, Menage a Trois (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Meet a couple of hipster swingers addicted to love. He's a novelist and she's a leather fetishist who provides valuable and stimulating research for his lurid erotic adventure tales! Their open marriage allows the couple to travel a ...
Plot: beach, bare breasts, alcohol, telephone call, striptease, espionage, bourbon, applying makeup, deportation, sunglasses, stockings, lesbianism ...
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The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: politics, radio dj, fighting the system, rebellion, republican, injustice, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, free speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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One Naked Night (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After the death of her prostitute mother, a young woman travels to New York City only to find herself in the clutches of lecherous men and deviate women. She tries to avoid the fast nightlife lifestyle, but she finds it more difficult than it sounds.
Plot: lesbian sex, model, wild party, flashback, suicide, seduction, striptease, exploitation
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Jailbirds (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to save the man she loves from jail, Mathilde takes his place by helping his break-out. While she exclusively relies on him to survive in this prison setting, Mathilde has not heard from him since her imprisonment. Isolated, with her son as ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: women's prison, jail, doctor, suicide, prison life, self sacrifice, mother son relationship, salvation, strip search, rivalry, fighting the system, danger ...
Time: 21st century
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Endings (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Emmy Ferguson is a 10-year old who learns that, after a long bout with leukemia, today is probably her last day on earth. Chris Ryan is a 35-year-old drug addict who is determined to make this his last day. And Adonna Frost, suffering from advanced ...
Plot: dying, drug, breast cancer, journey, death, suicide, drug addict, leukemia, family relations, drugs
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Consent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: suicide, love and romance, life is a bitch, looking for love, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, cynicism, incestuous desire, disability, alcohol, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Call Girl '88 (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A depressing tale dealing with five women involved with prostitution and the effects it has on their love and family lives. High class or low class, each is just as sad.
Plot: prostitution, runaway, female nudity, nurse, husband wife relationship, shot through the mouth, suicide, sex, filmmaking, pimp, tragedy, rape ...
Place: hong kong
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