Movies like The Outsiders

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The Outsiders (1983)
 7.1
 87K
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: sentimental, stylized, sexy, erotic, touching, emotional, melancholic, dramatic, talky, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquent, teenager, gang, street gang, runaway, friendship, rivalry, brother brother relationship, small town, dysfunctional family, class differences, rebellious teenager, male objectification, teen angst, love, childhood, gangsters, brothers, group of teenagers, machismo, loser, violence, boy, owl ...
Time: 60s, future, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: oklahoma, usa

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Most similar movies to The Outsiders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and melancholic films with plots about coming of age, mentor, storytelling, friendship, youth, redemption and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Outsiders: The Wanderers (1979), Rumble Fish (1983), Over the Edge (1979), Tex (1982), Stand by Me (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 11K
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: intense, harsh, affectionate, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, gang, rock and roll, teenager, bullying, high school, street gang, gangsters, cheerleader, american football, male nudity, chase ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
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100%
 7.1
 35K
Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, street gang, gang, brother brother relationship, gangsters, teenager, biker, character study, juvenile delinquency, life philosophy, family relations, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: oklahoma, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Over the Edge (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, youth, street gang, teen angst, juvenile delinquent, police, club, summer, alienation, street kid, social change ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.4
 2K
Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: unusual plot structure, allegory, visually appealing, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, teenager, disney, brother brother relationship, friendship, family, small town, bittersweet, high school, redemption, adaptation, adolescence ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 404K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 142K
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, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, african american, poverty, urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, street gang, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, rapper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 143K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, coming of age, organized crime, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, father son relationship, crimes, friendship, white male black female relationship, brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, gangsters, urban ghetto life, street kid, loss of friend, depression, foul language, anger, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 755K
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, society, crimes, coming of age, gang war, organized crime, journalism, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, police corruption, photographer, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 10K
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, sexy, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male prostitution, coming of age, pedophilia, sexual abuse, pedophile, older man younger man relationship, youth, suburbs, juvenile delinquent, friendship, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
Grand Canyon (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, clever, spiritual ...
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, friendship, compassion, father son relationship, class differences, rescue, helicopter, gang, interracial friendship, dysfunctional family, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, brutal, melancholic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, hip hop, gangsters, murder, lone hero, police, teenage life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 19K
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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, coming of age, teenager, serial killer, small town, violence, drug abuse, death, crimes, police, strangulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, road movie, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, drugs, heroin, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, coming of age, drug addict, redemption, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 21K
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, light, intense, road movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, friendship, drug addict, addiction, drugs, drug abuse, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, loyalty ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: fishing, coming of age, self discovery, beautiful scenery, father son relationship, americana, river, brother brother relationship, brothers, childhood, tragedy, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 16K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: suspense, neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenager, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison escape, gangsters, rivalry, gang, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, touching, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, americana, love triangle, friendship, youth, society, family relations, human nature, working class, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, sincere, suspense, touching, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, friendship, fugitives, prison escape, coming of age, life philosophy, father son relationship, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 16K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: rape, gangsters, crimes, father son relationship, small town, gang, murder, violence, serial killer, police investigation, organized crime, sociopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 156K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: road movie, emotional, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: road trip, friendship, feminism, female friendship, fugitives, rape, women, waitress, female bonding, gender, justice, free spirited ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, arizona, oklahoma, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 32K
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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, kids in trouble, small town, friendship, coming of age, bullying, teenager, vengeance, bully, revenge, guilt, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: emotional, harsh, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, coming of age, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, children, working class, youth, abusive father, redemption, alcohol abuse, poverty, debt ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.9
 10K
Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India, USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, witty, reflective, affectionate, allegory ...
Plot: drug addiction, coming of age, kids in trouble, childhood, youth, homeless, ethnic, sex, drugs, betrayal, friendship, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 29K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, slum, friendship, urban ghetto life, murder, street life, robbery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 33K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, poverty, child abuse, thief, corporal punishment, boy, orphanage, kidnapping, friendship, death sentence, lifestyle, injustice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, middle ages, 1930s, 1830s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 8K
Pixote (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
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: disturbing, depressing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, coming of age, street kid, boy, child rape, jail, loneliness, children, friendship, tragedy, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, africa, sao paulo brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, sentimental, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: heroin, coming of age, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency, prison, drug dealing, drug dealer, downfall, dysfunctional family, teenager, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, african american, murder, friendship, police brutality, ghetto, gang, street gang, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 49K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: rough, harsh, touching, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: father son relationship, child abuse, alcoholic, coming of age, friendship, small town, ex convict, hopes, teenager, loneliness, character study, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new jersey, california, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%