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Rumble Fish (1983)
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Rumble Fish (1983)
Genre: Drama
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: stylized, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, touching, surreal, enigmatic, reflective ...
Plot: gang, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, street gang, youth, going straight, urban, human nature, siblings relations, crimes, hopes, family relations, mysterious character, motorcycle, parents and children, homecoming, americana, violence, gang war, crumbling relationship, family secret, existentialism, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, family relations, storytelling, society and mentor mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Rumble Fish: The Outsiders (1983), Tex (1982), The Wanderers (1979), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Neds (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, book, friendship, small town, street gang, juvenile delinquent, juvenile delinquency, murder, machismo, children's home, kids in trouble ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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 6.6
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, sex, shooting, dysfunctional family, small town, family, young heroes, innocence lost, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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57%
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, realistic, rough, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gang, street gang, pregnancy, cheerleader, gang war, rock, buddies, american football, black people, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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 7.8
 108K
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: realistic, gloomy, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, hip hop, gang, friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, coming of age, teenage life, society, poverty, street gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, biting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, youth, crimes, street kid, breaking point, punishment, kissing, bridge, abusive father, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe
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38%
 8.0
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, murder, death threat, father figure, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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38%
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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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, injustice, hopes, life is a bitch, performer's life, crime, drug dealing, going straight, human spirit, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 790
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: coming of age, gang, redemption, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, suburban life, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, coming of age, teenager, soccer, youth, adolescence, small town, drugs/alcohol, depression, sport, teenage sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, fishing, childhood, fish, gambling, small town, wilderness, americana, bishop, generation gap, boat ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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Strays (1997)
Genre: 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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, redemption, buddies, juvenile delinquency, urban, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, homelessness, photographer, schizophrenia, friendship, city life, urban, social misfits, urban ghetto, teaching the ways of the world, urban ghetto life, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, coming-of-age, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, all black cast, tavern, superstition, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, curse, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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35%
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Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, school, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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35%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, hollywood, self discovery, alcohol, sex, desert, prostitution, drug abuse, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, children, hopes, society, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, counselor, depression, car, alcoholic, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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35%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquent, coming of age, youth, buddies, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, narcolepsy, male friendship, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler, robbery, father son relationship, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, self discovery, prison, father, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma, salt lake city utah, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Beat (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: gang, poetry, college life, college, teenage life, high school, teenager, crimes, urban, society, bank, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, childhood, coming of age, murder, crimes, friendship, tragic hero, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, graduation, christmas, small town, coming of age, friendship, high school graduation, elopement, self discovery, americana, american dream, basketball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, drug dealing, prison, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, loss of friend, anger, marijuana, african american, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, retrospective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, motel, friendship, addiction, overdose, drugs/alcohol, urban, hat, junkie, superstition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Loveless (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A small midwestern town descends into chaos with the arrival of a motorcycle gang.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gang, murder, motorcycle, social misfits, small town, violence, vengeance, small town life, social relations, parents and children, kids in trouble, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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