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Rumble Fish (1983)
 7.1
 34K
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, serious, realistic, touching, captivating, neo noir, surreal, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, street gang, crimes, siblings relations, going straight, human nature, hopes, mysterious character, brother brother relationship, youth, father son relationship, swashbuckler, character study, gang war, life philosophy, justice, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, parents and children, family secret, americana, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, oklahoma, california

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Most similar movies to Rumble Fish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and bleak films with plots about friendship, crimes, youth, redemption, storytelling, society and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Rumble Fish: The Outsiders (1983), The Wanderers (1979), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), City of God (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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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, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, street gang, gang, juvenile delinquent, friendship, small town, machismo, murder, juvenile delinquency, cold, brother brother relationship, regret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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: serious, realistic, rough, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: street gang, cheerleader, coming of age, gang, high school, gang war, pregnancy, american football, gangsters, rock and roll, friends, graduation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, dark humor, friendship, drug addiction, addiction, couples, overdose, thief, loss of friend, robbery, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: family relations, friendship, coming of age, youth, juvenile delinquent, friends, parents and children, teenage life, partners, crimes, juvenile delinquency, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 740K
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, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, gang war, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, street gang, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ 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, starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, hopes, society, parents and children, human nature, prisoner, ex convict, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 138K
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, street gang, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, gang, poverty, rapper, friendship, teenage life, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 18K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman strangled to death, crimes, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, smuggling, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, brother brother relationship, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, kids in trouble, friends, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, intellectual, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, high school student, cheerleader, basketball, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, high school life, social decay, lifestyle, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, marijuana, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, grudge, heroin, friendship, police shootout, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 48K
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: touching, rough, captivating, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, hopes, ex convict, murder, alcoholic, father son relationship, small town, life is a bitch, teenager, poisoning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mississippi, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 19K
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, innocence lost, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, friendship, lifestyle, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, society, family relations, against the odds, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: gay, gang, family relations, life is a bitch, gang war, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, father son relationship, friendship, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, bittersweet, coming of age, love affair, family relations, hippie, summer vacation, adultery, crumbling marriage, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, woodstock, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, self discovery, american dream, older woman younger man relationship, high school prom, christmas, youth, innocence lost ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951, 70s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 19K
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, realistic ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, bullying, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, friendship, teenage love, hardcase students, lifestyle, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 9K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, racism, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, self discovery, prison life, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 50s, year 1959 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, drug dealing, murder, prison, life is a bitch, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 8K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, stylized, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, dysfunctional family, hip hop, life philosophy, character study, life, crimes, performer's life, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 112K
West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, gang war, interracial relations, gang, young love, prejudice, immigrants, youth, jealousy, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, intense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, nightclub, interracial relations, mafia, gang war, gangsters, music, crimes, love triangle, ambition, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, fish out of water, confined, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 984
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: friendship, youth, eviction, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 15K
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: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, society, confined, gang war, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 20K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%