Movies like Kicks

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Kicks (2016)
 6.4
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Kicks (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, atmospheric
Plot: ghetto, blow job, sneakers, poverty, shoes, illegal drugs, criminal, friendship, surrealism, breaking and entering, violence, african american, astronaut, boy, uncle nephew relationship, shoplifting, adventure, society, cigarette smoking, 15 year old, pot smoking, teenager, car, drugs, gun ...
Place: usa, oakland california

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Most similar movies to Kicks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and sincere films with plots about friendship, society, adventure, friends, escapades, youth and violence mostly in Drama, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like Kicks: Boyz n the Hood (1991), Ballast (2008), Beautiful Wave (2011), Easy Rider (1969), Travelers and Magicians (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 134K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, street gang, gang, rapper, ghetto, poverty, friendship, teenage life, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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100%
 7.0
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, lawyer, gun, suicide, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
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100%
 5.2
 581
Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: surfing, coming of age, adventure, self discovery, youth, teenage life, escapades, friendship, society, drugs/alcohol, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 106K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, existentialism, friendship, on the road, anti heroes, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, motorcycle, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, california, new orleans, los angeles, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, road movie
Plot: illusion, storytelling, adventure, self discovery, introspection, culture clash, on the road, friendship, clergy, society, countryside, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 3K
King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, adventure, youth, crimes, rivalry, friends, memory, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Retrieval (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: american civil war, moral dilemma, danger, bounty hunter, slavery, civil war, survival, foe turned friend, escapades, society, track down, racism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 3K
The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, India, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longtime enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the run, desert, leadership, adventure, danger, crimes, rivalry, change of heart, vengeance, redemption, lone wolves ...
Place: asia, india, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: african american, racism, friendship, male friendship, skateboard, skateboarding, rivalry, friends, society, courage, ethnic slur, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, rivalry, midlife crisis, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, wartime life, human nature, friendship, americana ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mercury Plains (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive.
Style: captivating, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: excavation, fbi, illegal drugs, criminal, wound, drugs, male objectification, blood, desert, murder, money, greed ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 565
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: crusade, pope, adventure, friendship, battles, war, heroic mission, leadership, military, rivalry, state affairs, politics ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, europe, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 851
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, smoking, brunette, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 86K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: social differences, poverty, teachers and students, village, youth, school, self fulfillment, social relations, island, friendship, student, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 352
Bass Ackwards (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man coming off a disastrous affair with a married woman has a lyrical, strange and comedic cross-country journey in a modified VW bus.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, human nature, obsessive quest, hopes, self discovery, father son relationship, adultery, road trip, father daughter relationship, friendship, travel, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, new york, seattle washington, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.7
 20K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, human animal relationship, friendship, pets, wilderness, adventure, gold, survival, daring rescue, dog sled, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 392
My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: boy, children, friendship between boys, friendship, scandinavian girl, fight, revenge, violence, school, bullying, club, little boy ...
Place: scandinavia, denmark, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 23K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, 15 year old, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Visit to a Chief's Son (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American anthropologist and his son benefit from their experiences with an East African tribe.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, adventure, solar eclipse, friends, family relations, culture clash, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, human nature, society, african tribe ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: prophecy, jungle, heroic mission, obsessive quest, heroes, supernatural, danger, escapades, society, clergy, adventure, spirituality ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 104K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, rape, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, banjo, rescue, danger, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Quixote's Island (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium
Story: A workaholic businessman provides well for his son San, but the emotional neglect since his mother died a few years ago grimly affects the shy knave. In San's heroic daydreams, a cool father leads him into modern Quichote exploits, yet even ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, youth, coming of age, drug trade, adventure, crimes, society, friendship, bittersweet, teenage life, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, aristocrat, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, danger, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, bear attack ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: teenage protagonist, runaway, father son relationship, mother and son, troubled youth, estranged mother, social outcast, teenager, teen angst, society, family relations, search for mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Mermaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 12-year-old Ryan moves to the town where her father was born—a bleak, dying fishing town. However, exploring the coast, she discovers a cove that is home to a mysterious girl named Coral who reveals herself to be a mermaid.
Style: sincere, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, friendship, healing power, saving a life, fisherman, mythical creature, friends, family, moving, parents and children, escapades, teenager ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.1
 650
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, family relations, society, best friends, urban, twentysomething life, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%