Movies like I'm Bout It

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I'm Bout It (1997)
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I'm Bout It (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: I'm Bout It is a 1997 film by rapper Master P. The plot details his life in a New Orleans uptown ghetto. Master P wrote, directed and acted in the film.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, music, gang, friends, hip hop, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto life, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, society, lifestyle, buddies, social misfits, criminal heroes, underdog, going straight, down on your luck, urban ghetto, profanity, housing project ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana

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Most similar movies to I'm Bout It

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealing and urban mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like I'm Bout It: The Beat (2003), Thicker Than Water (1999), Foolish (1999), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), First Time Felon (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, musician's life, follow your dream, lifestyle, going straight, crimes, hopes, artists and showbiz, society, drug dealing, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: gang, drug dealing, partners, society, crime, criminal's revenge, city life, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, going straight, gangsters, rise and fall ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, california, usa, south central los angeles
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77%
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Foolish (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: 'Foolish' Waise is a talented comedian with a hard-edge trying to make it in the comedy clubs in LA while his brother is a hard-nosed gangster trying to make it on the streets. With all the competition they face in their chosen ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: drug humor, sexual humor, crimes, criminal's revenge, desire for fame, ambition, gangsters, contests and competitions, nightclub, nightlife, workplace romance, hip hop ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime, gang, downfall, ocean, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, society, going straight, youth, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, crimes, gang, hopes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Cashville, two friend friends are torn apart buy fast money and launch an all out street war where no one can be trusted. Loyalty and Respect is lost over Cash in the city of Cashville.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: hip hop, ambition, rivalry, gang, rise to the top, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies, society, drug dealing, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nashville tennessee, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, urban ghetto, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Turn It Up (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate studio time. To pay the bills, he and Gage run ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rapper, gang, friendship, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 2K
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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: friendship, coming of age, betrayal, lifestyle, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, friends, homecoming, love triangle, partners, society, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Harlem Aria (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring opera singer from Harlem teams up with a charismatic busker and a kindhearted hustler to share his voice with the world, and teaches his two newfound friends the importance of taking your destiny into your own hands. Anton (Gabriel ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hip hop, opera, music, desire for fame, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, city life, destiny, performer's life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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True Friends (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: New York, The Bronx, 1980. Two Italian boys Joey Esposito and Louie Mazerino jump to the defence of a smaller Puerto Rican boy, J.J. Lopez, when J.J. is threatened by six schoolyard bullies. The three boys soon become best friends, and they always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, partners, youth, unfulfillment, going straight, buddies, crimes, drug dealing, society, friends, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new york yankees
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, gang, society, contests and competitions, youth, crime gone awry, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, crimes, crime, city life, friends, criminal heroes, rise and fall, lifestyle, society, ambition, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, jamaica, new jersey
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36%
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Strapped (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ex-con attempting to go straight runs across serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: arms dealing, undercover, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, crimes, drug dealing, youth, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, society, teaching the ways of the world, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, criminal heroes, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
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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, gloomy, bleak
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, society, youth, crimes, drug dealing, romance, life is a bitch, downfall, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, injustice, society, social misfits, working the system, homelessness, street life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7K
How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dance, dancing, hip hop, youth, contests and competitions, follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealing, life is a bitch, urban, urban ghetto life, murder, heist, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, city life, low lives, urban ghetto, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, fish out of water, desire for fame, friendship, unlikely criminals, social decay, crimes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, social misfits, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Just Can't Get Enough (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: traight-to-video filmmaker David Payne writes and directs the docudrama Just Can't Get Enough: The True Story of the Chippendales' Murders. The movie opens with Nick DeNoia (Peter Nevargic) getting shot in his office. The bulk of the story ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, male stripper, dancer's life, ambition, investigation, life is a bitch, rise and fall, deadly, crime, crimes, nightlife, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, siblings relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, betrayal, urban ghetto life, fighting crime, gang, going straight, law enforcement, drug abuse, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Man in the Chair (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of an aspiring young filmmaker's encounter with a grumpy fount of movie lore.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, obsessive quest, society, youth, lifestyle, aging, family relations, filmmaking, parents and children, teenage life, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, family relations, parents and children, street kid, hopes, society, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, single parent, father, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, celebrity culture, rise and fall, small town, life is a bitch, follow your dream, society, rivalry, sex scene, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%