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Little Athens (2005)
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Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is babysitting, abandons her charge to seek someone to defend her from a boyfriend angry that he's caught an STD. Corey is responsible for his teen sister, and he and his pal Pedro have been evicted, so they plot to steal a car, sell it, and get back in their apartment. Heather, an EMT, thinks her cop boyfriend is cheating, and she confides in her best friend. There's a party that night where all comes to a head.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: youth, friendship, eviction, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, kids in trouble, teenage life, crimes, vengeance, family relations, misfit, drug dealing, parents and children, society, adolescence vs adulthood, social misfits, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, violence, gambling, cheating, brother brother relationship, friends, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and bleak films with plots about youth, friendship, teenage life, coming of age, society, crimes and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Athens: Hurricane Streets (1997), Kidulthood (2006), Tart (2001), Love Is the Drug (2006), Kicked in the Head (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, street kid, kids in trouble, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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95%
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Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, tense, rough, dark, gloomy ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, bullying, school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage love, friendship, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.7
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Tart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, school, dysfunctional family, coming of age, jealousy, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, teachers and students, destructive relationship, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, social relations, drug dealing, kids in trouble, fall in love, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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Kicked in the Head (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with Jack, low-key criminal. After that tough guy Stretch ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, splatter ...
Plot: stewardess, self discovery, gangsters, disorder, friends, cons and scams, siblings relations, vengeance, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, gambling ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, slang, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, male prostitute, scam, male prostitution, teenage life, crimes, self discovery, high school life, cons and scams, social misfits, best friends, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, basketball, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, coming of age, lifestyle, social decay, high school life, partners in crime, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 10K
Dear Wendy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in ...
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, crimes, juvenile delinquency, underdog, self esteem, social misfits, love and romance, teenage life, forbidden love, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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ATL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Style: feel good, serious, uplifting, rough, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: hip hop, coming of age, friendship, drug dealing, crimes, ambition, self discovery, social differences, teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, london, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, society, crime, buddies, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, small town, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 841
Reach the Rock (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspense, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, haunted by the past, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, grudge, social decay, teenage life, society, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.1
 668
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, drug abuse, suburbs, rehabilitation, kids in trouble, lifestyle, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 2.8
 6K
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, dark humor, buddies, gang, youth, crimes, lifestyle, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, misfit, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 17K
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), juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Wassup Rockers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of trouble with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous ...
Style: sincere, realistic, entertaining, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friends, society, buddies, social differences, rock, punk, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, cultural difference, class differences, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, murder, suburbs, on the road, diner, gangsters, sexual abuse, teenage life, self discovery, vengeance, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.6
 2K
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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, opposites attract, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, hopes, love and romance, society, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 3K
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: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, abusive father, theft, debt, money, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.2
 163
Jimmy Zip (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, grunge
Plot: hollywood, friendship, coming of age, society, misfit, youth, best friends, gang, juvenile delinquency, performer's life, self discovery, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Walking Across Egypt (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film follows the life of Mattie Rigsbee (Ellen Burstyn), an elderly woman who believes in strong religious convictions. The film explores the lonely qualities of life for senior citizens after their children leave as adults. Judge Reinhold and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, coming of age, aging, family relations, juvenile delinquent, elderly, society, family, hopes, youth, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: egypt, north carolina, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, ambition, fall in love, teenage life, rebellion, youth, drug dealing, opposites attract, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.8
 132K
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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, rapper, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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My Brother the Devil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: gay, gang, family relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, gang war, juvenile delinquency, crimes, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 305
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 31K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: bully, kids in trouble, prank, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, first love, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 15K
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, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, family problems, society, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Generation Now (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: gang, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, family relations, hopes, youth, life is a bitch, rich and poor, against the odds, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, sex with a stranger, drug dealing, high school life, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 1K
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: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%