Movies like Rumble Fish

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Rumble Fish (1983)
 7.2
 29K
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, surreal, bleak, stylized, gloomy, enigmatic ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, siblings relations, going straight, street gang, family relations, hopes, human nature, mysterious character, youth, neo noir, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, character study, life philosophy, justice, parents and children, family secret, urban, crumbling relationship, gang war, homecoming, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa, california

Most similar movies to Rumble Fish

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and interesting films with plots about friendship, runaway, redemption, coming of age, youth, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Rumble Fish: The Outsiders (1983), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), American Heart (1992), Hurricane Streets (1997), Boyz n the Hood (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 67K
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, juvenile delinquency, machismo, book, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ 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: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, overdose, friendship, motel, addiction, loss of friend, thief, hat, superstition, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ 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, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, parents and children, hopes, society, human nature, prisoner, father son relationship, adaptation, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, alaska, seattle, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, prison, smuggling, theft, dysfunctional family, friends, teenage life, street kid, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.8
 110K
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, tense, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, party, football, favoritism, police brutality ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 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: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, shooting, sex, small town, family, kids in trouble, family relations, orphan, survival, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, youth, friendship, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, buddies, partners, family relations, friends, love and romance, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 14K
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, psychological, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, family problems, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, african american, racial slur, marijuana, homecoming, loss of friend, juvenile delinquency, street kid, struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.6
 617K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
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, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, social decay, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, poverty, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 42K
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, captivating, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, tense, clever, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, cheating, juvenile delinquency, basketball, cheerleader, high school student, crime, coming of age, high school life, lifestyle, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 7K
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, violence, murder, racism, lowrider, criminal heroes, sexual abuse, friends, juvenile delinquency, crime, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 40s, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gang, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, crimes, society, youth, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Powers That Be (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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth, crimes, teenage life, high school life, teenager, drug dealing, gang, gangsters, innocence lost, strong sexual content, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 17K
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, bleak, gloomy, rough, captivating ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, gang, pregnancy, theft, coming of age, teenage life, social decay, friendship, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, coming of age, first kiss, hippie, mother daughter relationship, couples, dishonesty, family problems, love affair, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: new york, woodstock, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lookin' Italian (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After an unfortunate incident causes him to leave the "family business" and move to Los Angeles, Vinny Pallazzo is living a quiet life. When his nephew, Anthony, moves in with him, Vinny slowly learns to live life to the fullest again. ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: gang, revenge, street gang, going straight, haunted by the past, family relations, redemption, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 115K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, friendship, mob boss, generation gap, racial slur, first love, african american, bus driver, gambling, funeral ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york state, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
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: realistic, rough, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, working class, money, debt, theft, abusive father, classroom, juvenile delinquency, corporal punishment, redemption, spanking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, scam, crimes, teenage life, best friends, self discovery, gang, high school life, cons and scams, social misfits, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: epic, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, friendship, gang war, heroin, grudge, prejudice, racism, artist, mexican american, police shootout, lowrider ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, punk, youth, best friend, friendship, homosexuality, best friends, self discovery, friends, gays and lesbians, love and romance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 237 min.
Story: A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, coming of age, youth, teenage love, teenage boy, baseball bat, crimes, love and romance, romance, fall in love, society, teenage life ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1960 ...
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 14K
Ashby (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new kid in town Ed Wallis is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbor, Ashby Holt for help. That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a ...
Style: melancholic, touching, talky, romantic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, romance, high school, classmate, friendship, assassin, mentor, life philosophy, runaway, relationships, neighbor, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 4K
Simple Men (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bitter about being double-crossed by the women he loved, (and with the police after him to boot), Bill vows to seduce the next woman he sees, then throw her away. His brother Dennis, meanwhile, is equally determined to track down their long lost ...
Style: talky, realistic, road movie, witty, humorous ...
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, missing person, crimes, romance, family relations, on the road, father son relationship, radical, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, florida, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, gang, rich and poor, life is a bitch, crime, city life, hopes, down on your luck, teenage life, youth, drug abuse, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 7K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: serious, rough, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, siblings relations, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, moral dilemma, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%