Movies like Less Than Zero

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Less Than Zero (1987)
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Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, sexy, erotic, light, inspirational, road movie, melancholic, sad, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, friendship, drug addict, drugs, addiction, drug abuse, christmas, teenager, high school, love triangle, drug dealer, loyalty, male prostitution, college student, twenty something, death of friend, college, coming of age, youth, cocaine, hedonism, lgbt, loser, male nudity, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Less Than Zero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and talky films with plots about mentor, brutality, friendship, runaway, drugs, coming of age and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Less Than Zero: Party Monster (2003), Spring Breakers (2012), Christiane F. (1981), Boogie Nights (1997), The Outsiders (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, gangsters, urban ghetto life, street kid, loss of friend, depression, foul language, anger, life is a bitch, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, disturbing, talky, surreal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: gay, drug addiction, addiction, gays and lesbians, drugs, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, drug abuse, party, friends, drug addict, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, indiana ...
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Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, disturbing, stylized, sexual, surreal ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: party, debauchery, best friends, juvenile delinquency, spring break, sex, drugs, murder, coming of age, summer, female killer, threesome ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 27K
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: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, depressing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, heroin, drugs, downfall, drug addict, drug overdose, drug abuse, junkie, teenage life, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: stylized, sexy, sexual, erotic, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, adult
Plot: sex, porn industry, drugs, cocaine, disco, addiction, multiple storylines, drug addiction, voyeurism, drug abuse, showbiz, adultery ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
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The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: intense, melancholic, sentimental, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, gang, teenager, juvenile delinquent, street gang, friendship, dysfunctional family, runaway, rivalry, brother brother relationship, small town, class differences ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s, 50s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 2K
Perfect High (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Star high school dancer Amanda's life spirals out of control when she starts abusing painkillers with her new friends.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, heroin, drug addiction, teenager, addiction, high school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, theft, lie, overdose, choreography ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Havoc (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, sex scene, teenager, gang, juvenile delinquency, hip hop, sex with a stranger, erotica, nude, cheerleading, promiscuity, threesome ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: stylized, thought provoking, clever, cerebral, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, coming of age, friendship, relationships, addiction, drug abuse, sex, girl gang, drug addiction, mentor, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
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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, dark, controversial, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, murder, gang, serial killer, small town, nude, death, drug abuse, violence, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: road movie, dark, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, heroin, addiction, drug addiction, junkie, dark humor, friendship, criminal, coming of age, drug addict, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, talky, serious, bleak, educational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, gang, teenager, unlikely friendships, urban ghetto, drug dealing, gang member, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: intense, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, redemption, addiction, writers, nightlife, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, starting over, downfall, supportive spouse, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Informers (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A collection of intersecting short stories set in early 1980s Los Angeles, depicts a week in the lives of an assortment of socially alienated, mainly well-off characters who numb their sense of emptiness with casual sex, violence, and drugs.
Style: sexy, stylized, bad ending, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: multiple storylines, kidnapping, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hollywood, nude, female nudity, sex, drugs, couple relations, couples, child abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: realistic, talky, tense, road movie, sexy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drugs, addiction, junkie, drug addiction, murder, heist, drug addict, death, brutality, heroin, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: emotional, harsh, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: children, dysfunctional family, child abuse, coming of age, corporal punishment, working class, youth, abusive father, redemption, alcohol abuse, poverty, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama, adult
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, mother daughter relationship, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, underage drinking, teenage protagonist, self harm, teenager, kids in trouble ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
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L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, controversial, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
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Time: 21st century
Place: long island, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: drug dealing, drugs, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, illegal immigration, depression, loneliness, women, character study, financial problem, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, new jersey, latin america, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: atmospheric, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, drug abuse, addiction, nightlife, father son relationship, lifestyle, lesbian, clubbing, lgbt, art ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, depressing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, drug abuse, friendship, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: california, colombia, latin america, boston, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sentimental, bleak, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, coming of age, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, prison, teenager, drug dealing, drug dealer, downfall, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, 21st century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
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The Bling Ring (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: sexy, stylized, absurd, visually appealing, art film ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: heist, youth, teenage life, celebrity, juvenile delinquency, burglary, high school, teenager, coming of age, greed, high society, cheerleading ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, israel, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, jail, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, intense, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, infidelity, college, high school, love, love triangle, life philosophy, happy ending, graduation, young adult ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
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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: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, student, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, ghetto, loneliness, school, mentor, existentialism ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 5K
Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: unusual plot structure, feel good, visually appealing, talky, bad ending ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bicycle, stock market, murder, bicycle race, father son relationship, guilt, drug dealer, attempted murder, riches to rags, money, chase, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 144K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, african american, ghetto, poverty, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, rapper, rap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, meditative, thought provoking, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, murder, vengeance, poverty, lgbt, drug dealing, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, writers, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, latin america, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sad, melancholic, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, punk, coming of age, gay, friendship, lgbtq, youth, character study, sexuality, relationships, self discovery, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%