Movies like Toxic Love

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Toxic Love (1983)
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Toxic Love (1983)
Original name: Amore tossico
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: addiction, heroin, prostitute, youth, crimes, beach, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, rebellion, teenage life, deadend life, rebelliousness, drug abuse, kids in trouble, drug addiction, social issues, sea, junkie, painter, drug addict, nun, prostitution, theft, transsexual, robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy

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Most similar movies to Toxic Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, youth, drugs, drug abuse and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Toxic Love: Christiane F. (1981), Don't Be Bad (2015), Beneath the Surface (1997), A Children's Story (2004), The Panic in Needle Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug overdose, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
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Don't Be Bad (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia. A world where money, luxury cars, night clubs, cocaine and synthetic drugs are easy to run. A world in which Vittorio and Cesare, in their early twenties, act in search of their success.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: robbery, friendship, drugs, cocaine, heroin, transsexual, ecstasy, crimes, murder, rivalry, society, flashback ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
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100%
Beneath the Surface (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 23-year old Sandra has been doing drugs for many years and has realized that she is in need of some kind of treatment. At the clinic she is told that her pimp / boyfriend Roffe has turned his attention to Sandra's younger and well-behaving ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: drug addiction, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, crimes, prostitute, redemption, drug abuse, addiction, alcohol abuse, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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42%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, street life, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, addiction, betrayal, drug use, couple relations, destructive relationship, couples, young lovers, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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30%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, confined, rivalry, heroes, dangerous animal, rebellion, fighting the system, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
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29%
Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, experimental, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, strong violent content, kids in trouble, postmodernism, realism, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, gang, society, youth, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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29%
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Fort Apache (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, society, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, idealism, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
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28%
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 5.7
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, destructive relationship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, coming of age, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, buddies, life is a bitch, troublemaker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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28%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dark humor, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, couples, overdose, thief, loss of friend, robbery, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, filmmaking, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, femme fatale, drug abuse, addiction, strip club, strong female presence, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: kids in trouble, ethnic, underage sex, drug dealing, street kid, pimp, addiction, homeless, prostitution, society, crimes, young heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, village, testimony, family life, whistleblower, family relations, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, year 1991, 80s
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, italy, palermo italy
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27%
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Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, youth, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, school, reform, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, transvestism, teachers and students, prison life, idealism ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
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Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, mafia, drugs, hitman, deadly, danger
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
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26%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, rough
Plot: drug dealing, friends, stoners, kids in trouble, thirtysomething life, crimes, life is a bitch, misfit, rehabilitation, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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26%
 5.9
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, love affair, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
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Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: friendship, heroin addiction, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), overdose, crimes, buddies, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.6
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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25%
 6.4
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, biting ...
Plot: high school, drug addict, friendship, heroin, teenage life, life is a bitch, downfall, small town, kids in trouble, curses spells and rituals, drug abuse, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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24%
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, crimes, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
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24%
Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, rivalry, teenage life, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, crime and punishment, society, human nature, crimes, social misfits, misfit, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 892
Three (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The final installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy follows Pascal, a cop who sees a return to credibility in the capture of escaped convict Bruno--who in turn is harbored by Pascal's morphine-addicted wife Agnes. Pascal's ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug dealing, police corruption, downfall, introspection, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, fugitives, life is a bitch, crimes, on the run, vengeance, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, hostage, rebellion, prostitute, police protagonist, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, gang, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 49K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, crimes, organized crime, debt, power, social decay, criminal heroes, society, life is a bitch, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, miami, venice, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 1K
Fast, Fast (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, bank robbery, robbery, young heroes, society, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, crime gone awry, youth, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, drug dealing, revenge, motorcycle, addiction, vigilantism, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 13K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.6
 5K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, drug abuse, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 2K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, victim, sexual abuse, youth, childhood trauma, high school, prostitute, drug use, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%