Movies like Sample People

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Sample People (2000)
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Sample People (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sample People is an upbeat dramatic thriller that follows four groups of Sydney-siders as they seek escape routes over one sweltering weekend. 'Len the dreamer' who stutters shyly just wants the gorgeous DJ Lush Puppy. Sem is a funky musician who has a premonition warning him that his girlfriend, Cleo, is in danger. He just wants to get them both out of their inner-city world. Andy is the charismatic drifter who's conned his way through life and stolen money from his boss, TT. He just wants to head up the coast with TT's girlfriend, Jess, but seems to be falling deeper into a love triangle of drugs and delusion. Finally, there's Joey, a TV affected homeboy, who reveals to his best friend Gus that he's got a gun and will use it sooner or later. The inevitable moment will arrive whin his violent gangster fantisies become reality. As the lives of our heroes become dramatically entwined, the consequences of their actions ricochet off each other.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sexy, multicultural
Plot: nightclub, lifestyle, nightlife, cons and scams, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, betrayal, rave, one night, violence, drug dealer, crimes, store, urban, city life, girls with guns, drug crime, sex, dancing, gangsters, musician, money, gang, male female relationship, mistress ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and stylized films with plots about crimes, crime, friendship, urban, nightclub, lifestyle and friends mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sample People: Paris by Night (2012), Harlem Nights (1989), 54 (1998), Berlin Calling (2008), Magic Mike (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, nightlife, police corruption, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightclub, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
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Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bahamas, manhattan new york city
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Berlin Calling (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, rough, bleak ...
Plot: techno music, drug abuse, rehabilitation, mental institution, musician's life, lifestyle, overdose, mentally unstable, cocaine, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, doctor patient relationship, techno ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Magic Mike (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
Style: sexy, humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: strip club, nightclub, stripper, dancing, dancer, nightlife, friendship, drugs/alcohol, clubbing, friends, male nudity, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
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Blues Harp (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: bleak, rough, tense, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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Groove (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, intense, realistic ...
Plot: clubbing, drug dealing, lifestyle, nightlife, fish out of water, city life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug use, rave, brother brother relationship, hip hop, friends ...
Time: 90s
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Black & White (1999)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Weekender (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious
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Gimme the Loot (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Plot: gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, city life, cons and scams, teenage life, vandalism, teenager, graffiti, drug dealing, black market, money raising ...
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Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Riders (2000)
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak
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Risk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspense
Plot: greed, scam, gambling, seduction, money, insurance, power relations, femme fatale, love triangle, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
2BPerfectlyHonest (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friends, friendship, disorder, love and romance, partners, lifestyle, odd couple, infidelity, self discovery, couples, city life, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Kings of South Beach (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, downfall, nightlife, nightclub, bankruptcy, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, false identity, drinking, addiction, abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
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42%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 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, mafia, gang war, gangsters, music, crime, crimes, love triangle, love and romance, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, rivalry, ambition, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
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Human Traffic (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man I'm gonna blow steam out of my head like a screaming kettle. I'm gonna talk cods hit to strangers all night. I'm gonna lose the plot ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escape from reality, clubbing, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, nightlife, buddies, society, music, party, friendship, paranoia, masturbation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: amsterdam, wales, london, england
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The Photographer (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, offbeat
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, starting over, prodigy, race against time, lifestyle, mysterious character, dull life, track down, addiction, nightlife, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rolling (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A med student, a teenage runaway, a lawyer, a drag queen, a high school basketball player, a drug dealer, and a teacher all cross paths in the Ecstasy-riddled L.A. underground party scene. Rolling is a turbulent journey that takes a tough yet ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: rave, drug abuse, lifestyle, addiction, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, social misfits, youth, city life, nightlife, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, 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, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, society, drug dealing, hopes, buddies, youth, opposites attract, crimes, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
So Close to Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two young farm workers, who like millions of others, leave their village to seek their fortunes in the city. Each chose a vastly different path to make it and become embroiled in misunderstandings, gangster brawls and police raids.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: gang, betrayal, gangsters, kidnapping, nightclub, neo noir, love triangle, friendship, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rodrigo D: No Future (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Colombia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Rodrigo D: No futuro" explores the bleak and precarious lives of working class street kids in Medellín. So dangerous is this world that three of its nonprofessional actors have been killed violently since production wrapped in 1988. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, punk, heavy metal, poverty, juvenile delinquency, rich and poor, urban, urban ghetto life, city life, rock, drug abuse, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia
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Mad Dog Time (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mental institution, hitman, betrayal, crimes, crime, mental illness, going straight, criminal heroes, drug abuse, working undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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In the Mix (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A successful DJ named Darrel (Usher), managed to rescue a powerful mobster one night. In order to repay Darrell, the mobster, Frank Pacelli, gives him the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly (Chriqui)
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: betrayal, interracial relations, fall in love, forbidden love, unlikely couple, gangsters, friendship, couple relations, lifestyle, hidden identity, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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