Movies like The Fruit Machine

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The Fruit Machine (1988)
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The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, youth, gay, friendship, runaway, on the run, witnessing a crime, best friends, obsession, friendship between boys, gay lead character, male prostitute, teenage life, crimes, friends, misfit, transvestism, crime, imaginary kingdom, chases and races, gender, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, brighton, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Fruit Machine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about youth, friendship, crimes, teenage life, friends, murder and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fruit Machine: Out of Hand (2005), A Taste of Honey (1961), American Born (1990), Kicks (2009), Pals (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, youth, crimes, missing person, kidnapping, friendship, school, coming of age, hostage, violence against women, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, philadelphia, madrid, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, single parent, ship, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, single mother, gay, teenage pregnancy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, teenager, mafia, deadly, tough heroes, vengeance, teenage life, gangsters, obsession, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.8
 224
Kicks (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Nicole is an introverted Liverpudlian teenager, all but deserted by her parents, with a mother distractedly working nights and a father who has settled with a new family elsewhere. She spends time hanging around the gates of Anfield and the Melwood ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, nightclub, teenage girl, clubbing, pistol, held captive, underage drinking, tattoo, teenage life, dishonesty, friendship, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: liverpool, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.4
 314
Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquent, siblings relations, crimes, life is a bitch, friends, social misfits, family relations, juvenile delinquency, gender, society, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.
Style: psychological, mind bending, dark humor, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: celebrity culture, crimes, gays and lesbians, crime, murder, obsession, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, cons and scams, mentally unstable, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
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Chatroom (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: computers and web, youth, manipulations, mind game, teenage life, rivalry, lifestyle, friendship, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 946
A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: misfit, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, friendship, kidnapping, high school, society, friends, kids in trouble, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 984
Dusk (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify - out of all ...
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, friendship, best friends, crimes, friends, youth, deadly, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, death by strangulation, planned murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 834
My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: rebellion, sexual abuse, friendship, misfit, youth, coming of age, fall in love, countryside, rebelliousness, innocence lost, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 1K
Mandragora (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Marek is a 15-year-old from a provincial village who runs away to Prague when he begins to fail at school. He is mugged shortly after arriving in the city and is rescued by Honza with the promise of work. Marek is taken to an apartment, drugged, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: youth, prostitution, urban, lifestyle, innocence lost, society, teenage life, prostitute, on the run, forgery, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: prague, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Driver's Seat (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman flies to Rome on a reckless quest, not for love but for death.
Style: surreal, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crime, dangerous attraction, love and romance, mysterious character, psychopath, mentally unstable, couple relations, crimes, mystery, romance, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, sexual relations, parents and children, friends, teachers and students, family relations, love and romance, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Steaming (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steaming is the final film directed by Joseph Losey. It was adapted from Nell Dunn's play by Patricia Losey and Nell Dunn. It is about three women who meet regularly in a steam room and decide to fight its closure.
Style: sexual, talky, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: gender, singleness, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, couples, single parent, friendship, best friends, feminism, friends, turkish bath ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, tense, talky, witty ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, love triangle, unemployment, power relations, aging, femme fatale, price of justice, false accusation, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Play or To Die (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this short motion picture, schoolboy Kees is intelligent, introvert and sensitive, but gets ridiculed verbally and physically at an all-boys school by mindlessly cocky class mates and even insensitive teachers, especially in gym, where his ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, youth, teenage life, gays and lesbians, when the parents are away, lifestyle, gender, high school life, misfit, power relations, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 4K
Victim (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure in a time when homosexual acts were still being illegal. But he's queer himself.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, controversy, lawyer, homosexual, blackmail, gay, realism, deadly, dishonesty, fighting the system, power relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 8K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, fighting the system, love affair, military life, deadly, infidelity, unlikely criminals, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Where There Is Shade (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Cambodia still haunted by the crimes of the Khmer Rouges, a 45 years old French crossdresser, Mirinda, lives as a prostitute in the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Meeting a young trafficked girl, he gradually discovers the feeling of fatherhood.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful
Plot: danger, transvestism, on the run, hopes, chases and races, redemption, gender, youth, transvestite, male nudity, little girl, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: mind bending, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, stalking, danger, small town life, deadly, obsession, small town, woman in danger, psychopath, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 904
Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, crime, friends, family relations, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, best friends, friendship, rivalry, dysfunctional family, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, bleak ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, collector, youth, realism, dealer, teenage life, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 365
Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: rough, disturbing, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, deadly, dishonesty, fall in love, society, law enforcement, gender, love and romance, couples, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.3
 506
Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: serious, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, coming out, love and romance, gender, youth, couples, teenage life, friendship, best friends, gays and lesbians, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, youth, coming out, injustice, gays and lesbians, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, college, social decay, deadly, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 5K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, stylized, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: homosexuality, murder, betrayal, gays and lesbians, love and romance, village life, sexual relations, crimes, couple relations, drug dealing, social relations, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 586
The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, romance, village life, friends, youth, coming of age, couples, teenage life, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
Bad Night (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mala Noche is the film debut from director Gus van Sant. The film portrays the unanswered love of an American man toward a young Mexican man.
Style: sexual, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: store, obsession, gay sex, hustler, gay, opposites attract, coming out, gays and lesbians, social misfits, romance, couples, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 373
Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: friendship, coming out, lifestyle, buddies, teenage life, friends, city life, on the road, youth, gender, urban, devotion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 318
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: stylized, sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, parents and children, hopes, friends, breakup, youth, parents separation, in the woods, forceful separation, starting over, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%