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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels—armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent—stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, lyrical, talky, intense, serious, inspirational, tense, clever ...
Plot: hip hop, music, racism, rapper, rap, rags to riches, gang, gangsters, police brutality, musician's life, fighting the system, aids, ghetto, musician, vengeance, feud, redemption, racial slur, violent, drug dealer, police chase, parent child relationship, civil rights, music band, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1986, year 1993, year 1987, year 1991, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, new york, texas ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and captivating films with plots about hip hop, runaway, music, redemption, storytelling, mentor and ambition mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Straight Outta Compton: 8 Mile (2002), Notorious (2009), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), Selena (1997), All Eyez on Me (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Notorious (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS ...
Style: factual, melancholic, sincere, serious, reflective ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, los angeles, new jersey, usa
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Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: stylized, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, rapper, rap, ghetto, redemption, music, gang, rags to riches, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, factual, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: tragedy, music, singer, dancing, women, musician, childhood, rising to stardom, rock and roll, human spirit, musician's life, racial segregation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, mexico, california, usa, los angeles
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All Eyez on Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, enigmatic, captivating, sad ...
Plot: rapper, hip hop, murder, music industry, autobiography, police brutality, prison, record company, gangsters, hip hop culture, christmas, black man ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, new york, las vegas, baltimore ...
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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
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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, musician, midlife crisis, hip hop culture, music, rap, career, drug abuse, friendship, gangsters, singer ...
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Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: emotional, melancholic, inspirational, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 80s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Style: captivating, factual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
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Style: sincere, inspirational, emotional, realistic, talky ...
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26%
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26%
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Style: factual, emotional, intense, melancholic, talky ...
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26%
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
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