Movies like A Friend to Die For

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A Friend to Die For (1994)
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A Friend to Die For (1994)
Original name: Death of a Cheerleader
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angela Delvecchio, coming from a rather poor family, moves into the rich town Montevista. She admires Stacy, leader of the most prestigeous clique of her high school. Angela wants to be accepted and seeks Stacy's friendship. But when she defends outsider Monica against Stacy, she becomes Stacy's target herself. Mocked, she stabs Stacy with a kitchen's knife. The trial becomes a sensation.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: cheerleader, school, murder, high school, rivalry, teenage life, teenage love, crimes, youth, friendship, friends, crime, love and romance, urban ghetto life, suburbs, stoners, high school life, society, young lovers, buddies, suburban life, deadly, urban ghetto, christmas, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about youth, crimes, teenage life, murder, society, friendship and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Friend to Die For: No One Would Tell (1996), Too Young to Die? (1990), Home Room (2002), Rivals (2000), Home of the Giants (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No One Would Tell (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his constant attention, but then he becomes possessive and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: murder, high school life, obsession, high school, athlete's life, crimes, danger, love and romance, domestic disturbance, youth, kids in trouble, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
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Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
Style: emotional, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: death row, courtroom, legal, murder, death penalty, death sentence, teenage prostitute, courtroom drama, knife murder, kids in trouble, manipulation, society ...
Time: 80s
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100%
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Home Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: high school, murder, shooting, friendship, goth girl, youth, teenage life, hopes, isolation, teenage girl, secret, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, youth, love and romance, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, school, hostage, vengeance, school shooting, high school life, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, police station, teenage life, haunted by the past, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
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42%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, basketball, teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
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41%
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Odd Girl Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school, school, buddies, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, youth, misfit, love and romance, rivalry, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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40%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, buddies, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, small town, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, youth, vengeance, gang, teenager, violence, halloween, society, teenage life, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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40%
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Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulation, rivalry, high school, friendship, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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39%
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
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39%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, fugitives, danger, crime, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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39%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, vengeance, society, gang, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Preppie Connection (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: student, prison, jealousy, drug dealing, teenager, cocaine, drug dealer, high school, marijuana, love, murder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, usa
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38%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gas station, friendship, urban ghetto life, gangsters, youth, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, social misfits, crimes, crime, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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37%
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, brooklyn new york city, friends, crimes, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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37%
Bad Turn Worse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, small town, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, danger, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, betrayal, farm, rivalry, jealousy ...
Place: texas, usa
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Buster and Billie (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, rape, small town, social differences, love affair, coming out, gender, young lovers, journalism, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
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36%
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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36%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, vengeance, working class, life is a bitch, deadly, society, small town, homecoming, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
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36%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, murder, prison, life is a bitch, coming of age, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Kids Return (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang. However, the world is a tough place...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, tense
Audience: teens, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: high school, boxing, friendship, prank, teenage life, athlete's life, bullying, ambition, teenager, organized crime, school, gang ...
Time: 90s
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, coming of age, buddies, social misfits, life is a bitch, lifestyle, misfit, going straight, opposites attract, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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36%
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, coming of age, crimes, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, urban ghetto, friendship, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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36%
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Girl Fight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, Girl Fight recounts the harrowing story of a 16-year-old, stellar high school student whose life spirals downward when her former friends conspire to upload onto the Internet a shocking video of them beating her up.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, family relations, youth, disorder, high school life, social relations, parents and children, computers and web, video, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, high school, social misfits, violence, teenage life, death threat, bomb, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, social problems, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, tokyo
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36%