Movies like 25th Hour

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25th Hour (2002)
 7.6
 164K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are themes on this last day of friends, family, parties, saying goodbye, and setting things straight. A Spike Lee joint.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious, depressing, bleak, talky, rough, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, regret, drug dealer, redemption, introspection, arrest, girlfriend, drug lord, guilt, teacher, organized crime, gay slur, rage, interrogation, dog, russian mafia, nightclub, paranoia, bar, surrealism, widower, dream, sadness, prison sentence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and melancholic films with plots about redemption, mentor, friendship, storytelling, loneliness, depression and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 25th Hour: American History X (1998), Handsome Harry (2009), Half Nelson (2006), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Urbania (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, youth, prejudice, crimes, prison rape, violence spree, rape, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, introspection, betrayal, redemption, friendship between men, machismo, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 81K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, african american, friendship, loneliness, liberal, basketball, secret, coach, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, talky ...
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, friendship, torture, betrayal, introspection, confined, dishonesty, buddies, prison life, love story ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, city life, crimes, couples, urban, gender, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, depression, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, investigation, parents and children, crimes, family relations, prison life, life is a bitch, loss of family member ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.0
 82K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, meditative, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, love affair, human nature, parents and children, understanding, couples, dishonesty, family relations, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, 9/11, friends, tragic event, loss of loved one, life changing experience, widow widower, buddies, haunted by the past, alone, character change ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
I Melt with You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Former college friends meet up for a reunion that leads them to face the apparent disillusionment that defines their lives. After a week of excessive drug and alcohol abuse, events lead them to contemplate fulfilling a self destructive pact they ...
Style: serious, talky, disturbing, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, suicide, regret, depression, cocaine, binge drinking, introspection, haunted by the past, buddies, female police officer, suicide pact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
All the Beautiful Things (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: All the Beautiful Things describes the palpable and uniquely portrayed real-life experience of two men seeking to repair their lifelong, but fractured, bond. Looking to move beyond their individual and shared histories of domestic violence, poverty, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: jazz, friendship, bar, unsupportive friend, righting the wronged, friends, human nature, introspection, betrayal, reunion, best friends, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, couples, young lovers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 40K
The Visitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, philosophical ...
Plot: friendship, self discovery, loneliness, professor, lawyer, deportation, arrest, immigrants, immigration, friends, society, reluctant ...
Place: michigan, syria, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.1
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, tense, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: gang, crime, writer's life, hopes, life is a bitch, going straight, performer's life, confined, human spirit, crimes, urban, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, human nature, life is a bitch, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, bleak, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, alcohol abuse, friendship, downfall, supportive spouse, innocence lost, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 12K
Another Woman (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, meditative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, writing, eavesdropping, philosophy, depression, human nature, self discovery, psychiatrist, painting, writers, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 8.1
 677K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: gang, veteran, friendship, interracial relations, gunfight, elderly, pride and honor, neighbor, visceral, redemption, teenager, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 1K
Strays (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, life is a bitch, city life, teenage life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, social misfits, hopes, going straight, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 134K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, guru, cult, psychiatry, mentor, brainwashing, addiction, book, cult leader, religious cult ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, siblings relations, couple relations, friends, family relations, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, introspection, college graduate, reunited friends, drugs/alcohol, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, group of friends, emotional breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, life is a bitch, grieving, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 158K
Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, river, human relationship, drifter, ex convict, unfulfillment, lake or river, boat, childhood, wanted man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 29K
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rage, domestic violence, violence, abuse, drunkenness, redemption, frustration, dog, character study, beating, death of husband, prison visit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, haunted by the past, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, life philosophy, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
 87K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, gangsters, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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