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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, youth, gang, criminal heroes, city life, down on your luck, prostitute, transsexual, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, cocaine, gunshot wound, urban ghetto life, gang rape, mother son relationship, heist, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Life Is Hot in Cracktown: Blue Hill Avenue (2001), City of God (2002), The Powers That Be (2005), Gang Tapes (2001), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, working undercover, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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85%
The Powers That Be (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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, sex with a stranger, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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82%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, tough heroes, gang, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, crime, going straight, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, gang, on the run, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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81%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, juvenile delinquency, racism, city life, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, drug dealing, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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Iowa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A cautionary tale of love, crime, fantasy and addiction that follows two young Iowan lovers who decide to go into the "batch" business - cooking their own methamphetamine - only to watch it burn a searing hole in their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, drug dealing, methamphetamine, small town, warden, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa
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81%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crimes, society, social decay, urban, urban ghetto life, isolation, life is a bitch, lifestyle, drug dealing, downfall ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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80%
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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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Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, heist, pregnancy, teenage life, city life, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gang, urban ghetto life, 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
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, urban ghetto life, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto, coming of age, crimes, friendship, crumbling relationship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
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Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, prison life, gang, society, drug dealing, confined, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, semi serious, serious ...
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
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Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: surreal, bleak, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, downfall, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, going straight, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, society, law enforcement, crime, religions or cults ...
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The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
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73%
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Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
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73%
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
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Gomorrah (2008)
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Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
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Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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72%
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Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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The Hillz (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Time: contemporary
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72%
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, runaway, times square manhattan new york city, drug dealer, juvenile delinquent, child in peril, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
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