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Poetic Justice (1993)
 6.0
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Poetic Justice (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious, emotional, compassionate, erotic, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, road trip, friendship, romance, hip hop, on the road, self discovery, starting over, survival, life is a bitch, homecoming, going straight, hopes, urban ghetto life, african american, poetry, gangsters, urban ghetto, loneliness, violence, ghetto, poet, urban setting, catastrophe, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey, south central los angeles

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Most similar movies to Poetic Justice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, life philosophy, hopes and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Poetic Justice: Baby Boy (2001), Love Jones (1997), Boyz n the Hood (1991), American Heart (1992), A Better Life (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Baby Boy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, intense, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: womanizer, gang, single parent, unlikely friendships, gangsters, organized crime, women, lone hero, going straight, dark hero, crimes, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
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 7.3
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Love Jones (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with ...
Style: sexy, romantic, light, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, african american, sex, love affair, friendship, women, life philosophy, lifestyle, opposites attract, writer's life, love, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
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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, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters, starting over, prison, family relations, estrangement, going straight, prisoner, hopes, society, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, washington state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, single father, family relations, u.s. mexico border, thief, american dream, truck, father son relationship, theft, single parent, character study, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, mexico, southern california, usa ...
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100%
 5.5
 812
Explicit Ills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, social decay, dysfunctional family, hopes, youth, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, drug abuse, teenage life, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: philadelphia, usa
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25%
 6.8
 2K
Gypsy 83 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, road movie, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, music band, gay, on the road, friendship, self discovery, gay lead character, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, twins, betrayal, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york
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25%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, tragic love, social decay, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, fall in love, racism, love affair ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, homosexual, bisexual, love triangle, love affair, self discovery, couples, lifestyle, young lovers, romance, youth, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 1K
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to ...
Style: melancholic, road movie, intense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: pharmacy, on the road, road trip, romance, love story, pharmacist, love and romance, couples, couple relations, mental illness, disability, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new jersey, toronto ontario canada, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 34K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, tragedy, romance, college, young love, love story, tragic love, young lovers, death, ice hockey, terminal illness, graduation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, romance, interracial relations, racism, drug addiction, love affair, black man white woman relationship, prejudice, infidelity, social differences, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
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Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: sexy, talky, psychological, inspirational, dramatic ...
Plot: gang, prison, hip hop, crimes, bittersweet, marijuana, mental illness, mentor, moral ambiguity, police corruption, redemption, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
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Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexy, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, working class, pregnancy, society, breakup, love and romance, youth, starting over, family problems, parents and children, moral dilemma, family life ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 14K
The Lucky Ones (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, T.K. and Cheaver — who return from the Iraq War after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S.
Style: semi serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: road trip, soldier, friendship, homecoming, life is a bitch, loss of friend, wartime life, americana, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, compassionate, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teacher, disability, deafness, deaf, love, romance, mute or deaf, couple relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man struggles to correct his life after the death of his father.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good
Plot: starting over, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, introspection, northern lights, family problems, elderly, midlife crisis, alzheimer's disease, dementia, girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, san diego california, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Have Dreams, Will Travel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, road movie, psychological ...
Plot: abusive father, friendship, child as adult, on the road, romance, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, young heroes, hopes, starting over, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: austin texas, arkansas, texas, virginia, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 6K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, talky, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: disability, friendship, swamp, paraplegic, physical therapy, bittersweet, melancholy, crime gone awry, suicide attempt, destiny, solitude, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 40K
Crossroads (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, sexy, touching, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenager, road trip, high school, friendship, on the road, virgin, teenage love, love and romance, dream, friendship between girls, audition, pop music ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: austin texas, los angeles, georgia, usa, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, bad ending, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, haunted by the past, love letter, sailing, romance, single parent, anonymous letter, sailboat, destiny, love story, women, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, virginia, usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona, The Lords of Flatbush is a low budget film starring Perry King, Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone (who also wrote additional dialog). Set in the late 1950s, the coming-of-age story follows four ...
Style: realistic, intense, stylized, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, coming of age, adolescence, youth, self discovery, human nature, goofy hero, parents and children, buddies, friends, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 50s, future, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, sexual, sad, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, prostitute, loneliness, prostitution, alcoholic, casino, sex, tragedy, suicide, love, depression ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young lovers, romance, desperation, depression, compassion, jail, self discovery, troubled teen, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 822
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, touching, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, teenager, adolescence, musician's life, lifestyle, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, single father, self discovery, parents and children, housekeeper, romance, single parent, interracial relations, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: talky, stylized, intense, touching, serious ...
Plot: starting over, abusive husband, adolescence, family relations, hitchhiker, human nature, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, domestic violence, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, haiti, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: adoption, friendship, family relations, custody, on the road, introspection, hopes, redemption, petty criminal, road trip, foster home, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, aids, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, loneliness, self discovery, eccentricity, multiple storylines, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: san francisco, ohio, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%