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Speedway Junky (1999)
 5.9
 2K
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 then gets a lesson in the wild side, getting involved in one situation after another. Patsy Kensit makes a cameo as another hustler and Daryl Hannah appears as the scam artist's surrogate mom.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, feel good, light, gloomy, slang
Plot: friendship, scam, male prostitute, male prostitution, crimes, teenage life, gang, love and romance, best friends, high school life, self discovery, social misfits, coming of age, lgbt, lgbtq, prostitute, grownups, youth, friends, gays and lesbians, society, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa

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Most similar movies to Speedway Junky

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and gloomy films with plots about friendship, youth, death, friend, coming of age, teenage life and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Speedway Junky: Jimmy Zip (1999), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Kidulthood (2006), From the Edge of the City (1998), Little Athens (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
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Jimmy Zip (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, grunge
Plot: youth, child abuse, hollywood, friendship, coming of age, performer's life, addiction, teenage life, down on your luck, self discovery, city life, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship, lgbt, friendship between men, love, gays and lesbians, prostitution, coming of age, male prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, rome italy, seattle, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 19K
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, dark, rough, tense, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, bullying, school, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, teenage life, ghetto, social decay, gang, teenage love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
From the Edge of the City (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Minority-group Greeks from an outer suburb of Athens struggle with their life on society's fringe and exploitation of one another.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: lgbt, migration, male masturbation, lgbtq, immigrants, prostitute, suburbs, culture clash, russian mafia, male prostitution, lifestyle, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: greece, russia, chernobyl, europe, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.4
 993
Little Athens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A day in Athens, Arizona, as teens and twenty-somethings navigate life without a compass. Jimmy has gambling debts and sees a chance to steal and sell a dead-man's stash of drugs. The corpse's cousin smells a rat. Jessica, who is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: youth, friendship, eviction, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 3K
Tart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, dysfunctional family, coming of age, friends, school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, private school, girls' school, rich girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 329
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, gangsters, gas station, city life, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, social decay, friendship, teenage life, against the odds, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, emotional, art house ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, bullying, gay, coming of age, lgbt teen, youth, father son relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, social misfits, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexy, realistic, erotic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay love, lgbtq, traumatic childhood, gay erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, obsession, male nudity, gay club, gay interest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, africa, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 865
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, coming out, lgbtq, gay interest, betrayal, youth, love triangle, racism, friendship, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, lyon, europe, paris france, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 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: sad, melancholic, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, punk, coming of age, gay, friendship, lgbtq, youth, character study, sexuality, relationships, self discovery, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 21K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: stylized, sexy, light, intense, road movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, friendship, drug addict, addiction, drugs, drug abuse, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, loyalty ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 5K
Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, youth, couples, teenage life, couple relations, teenager, love, male female relationship, jealousy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, bad ending, harsh, visually appealing, allegory ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, friendship, crimes, dysfunctional family, teenager, violence, runaway, children, destiny, mentor, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: new york, new mexico, new jersey, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: woman urinating, on the run, suburbs, on the road, murder, diner, hate, gangsters, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 2K
Johns (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug ...
Style: sexy, reflective, stylized, enigmatic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, 21 year old, prostitution, homeless, gay hustler, hotel, friendship, lgbt, tragedy, violence, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, lgbt, sexual relations, addiction, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, intense, disturbing, depressing, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, friendship, crimes, visceral, gang, crime gone awry, mentor, adolescence, unlikely friendships, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, light, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, drug dealer, coming of age, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenager, drug dealing, party, drugs, orphan, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, boston, nevada, connecticut, wyoming ...
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42%
 4.5
 692
Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family relations, breakup, fall in love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, crimes, single parent, criminal heroes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 1K
Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, male prostitution, drug abuse, male prostitute, lgbt, addiction, coming out, lifestyle, love and romance, fish out of water, gay culture, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, illinois, california, usa, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, meditative, thought provoking, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, vengeance, poverty, lgbt, drug dealing, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, writers, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, latin america, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, bleak, romantic ...
Plot: love affair, couples, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, cons and scams, student life, destructive relationship, college, romance, lie, dancing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, transvestism, friendship, self discovery, lgbt, introspection, discrimination, coming out, social differences, society, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, youth, teenage life, social relations, drugs, police, harvest, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 11K
The Wanderers (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The streets of the Bronx are owned by 60’s youth gangs where the joy and pain of adolescence is lived. Philip Kaufman tells his take on the novel by Richard Price about the history of the Italian-American gang ‘The Wanderers.’
Style: intense, harsh, affectionate, allegory, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, gang, rock and roll, teenager, bullying, high school, street gang, gangsters, cheerleader, american football, male nudity, chase ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: heist, teenager, gang, pregnancy, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, betrayal, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, crimes, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, humorous, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, friendship, parents and children, culture clash, romance, buddies, friends, small town life, city life, small town, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Brother the Devil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay muslim, gay couple, gang, lgbt, brother brother relationship, family relations, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, east end london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: student athlete, friendship, high school, murder, high school life, small town, small town life, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, social relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%