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Walk Proud (1979)
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Walk Proud (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, latin, redemption, gang member, mexican american, gangsters, crimes, youth, forbidden love, life is a bitch, graphic violence, love and romance, against the odds, fall in love, hopes, society, reunion, estrangement, going straight, fight, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, beating, class differences, culture clash, lowrider
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and rough films with plots about life is a bitch, society, youth, gang, crimes, hopes and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Walk Proud: Boulevard Nights (1979), Lost Angels (1989), Always Outnumbered (1998), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006), Sous X (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, gang, latin, gang member, machismo, gang war, mexican american, employer employee relationship, crimes, youth, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 852
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, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, cancer, ex convict, gang, starting over, hopes, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, going straight, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, deadly, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 4.4
 41
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 165
On the Downlow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Isaac and Angel are two young Latinos involved in a south side Chicago gang. They have a secret in a world where secrets are forbidden.
Style: emotional, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang member, confession, catholic priest, youth, gang, showbiz, coming out, interracial relations, forbidden love, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gang, crimes, ambition, criminal's revenge, gangsters, friends, estrangement, partners, rise and fall, life is a bitch, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 172
The Beat (1987)
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 111
That Summer! (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Often described as an unofficial sequel to Scum – Winstone's main character Steve is fresh from Borstal - the rather gentler-toned That Summer holds special memories for Ray as he met his future wife Elaine during filming. It also notched him ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, friendship, gang, beach, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, love and romance, teenage life, competition, vacation, swimming ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
States of Grace (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drive-by shooting in Venice, California, changes the lives of five people forever. States of Grace tells the story of a homeless street preacher, Louis, a gang banger, Carl, an aspiring actress, Holly, and two young missionaries, Lozano and ...
Style: disturbing, touching, uplifting, christian film, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, mormon, human spirit, culture clash, going straight, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, gang, church ...
Time: contemporary
Place: utah, italy, california, usa, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 367
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, crimes, aging, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 768
Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, graphic violence, buddies, youth, life is a bitch, going straight, hopes, profanity, teenage life, drug abuse, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family in crisis, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto life, hopes, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, against the odds, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, going straight, fighting the system, injustice, frame up, redemption, crimes, society, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 4K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
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Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.4
 239
Gypsy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Andres is a flamenco singer who has just gotten out of prison after being falsely convicted of the murder of Romero, a member of his band. As Andres tries to re-acclimate himself to freedom, he discovers things have not been going his way while he ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, false accusation, couples, dishonesty, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo noir, latin, world, musician's life, cons and scams, neo-noir ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 526
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 364
Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, society, couples, family problems, injustice, hopes, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 23
Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, addiction, redemption, dedicated educator, hopes, youth, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 496
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, hopes, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 60
Zooey (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Angel and Zooey are not your typical newlyweds. Zooey is a professional prostitute and Angel is a drug dealer. Yet they are not without hopes and dreams, of escaping their life in the streets and starting a new in a fresh painted cottage with picked ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, going straight, love affair, hopes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, youth, downfall, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, street kid, hopes, family relations, society, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto, netflix
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 2K
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, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, bittersweet, prison life, murder, human spirit, wrongfully committed, urban, profanity, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%