Movies like The Beat 2003

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The Beat (2003)
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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: sincere, sentimental, rough, offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: hip hop, crimes, prostitute, music, misfit, drug dealing, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, follow your dream, hopes, urban ghetto life, artists and showbiz, society, urban, musician's life, social misfits, lifestyle, city life, going straight, down on your luck, ultimatum, urban ghetto, child abuse, interracial marriage, abusive father ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, urban ghetto, society, urban ghetto life, crimes, urban and city life mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Beat: I'm Bout It (1997), Turn It Up (2000), State Property (2002), Bomb the System (2002), A Day In The Life (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, tense, rough, serious
Plot: down on your luck, going straight, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, hopes, music, social misfits, crime, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friends, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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95%
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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, musician's life, lifestyle, friendship, drug dealing, addiction, juvenile delinquency, social decay, going straight, artists and showbiz, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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62%
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: bleak, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family life, buddies, society, rise and fall, urban, social decay, gang, friendship, friends, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: graffiti, coming of age, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, social decay, society, store, urban, youth, politics, juvenile delinquency, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, hip hop, crimes, hopes, urban ghetto life, crime, going straight, dealing with death, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: aids, drug abuse, city life, urban, society, lifestyle, gender, infected, estrangement, friendship, drug dealing, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 59
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, city life, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, village life, going straight, love and romance, crimes, hopes, romance, love affair, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, desire for fame, life is a bitch, crimes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friends, urban ghetto, corrupt law enforcer, friendship, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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, rough, serious
Plot: hip hop, music, rise to the top, rivalry, buddies, rise and fall, urban, society, ambition, gang, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.4
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Sucker Punch (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan spends his nights kidnapping runaways so his boss, Lamar, can turn them into prostitutes. He is a crack addict and a thief and he is in love with a resentful prostitute, Rhonda, who doesn't love him back. Although he has ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, dark humor
Plot: prostitute, redemption, violence, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, deadly, dishonesty, social decay, leadership, drug dealing, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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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: feel good, touching, uplifting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: opera, hip hop, performer's life, human spirit, musician's life, urban ghetto life, prodigy, urban ghetto, lifestyle, destiny, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, urban, society, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, crime, gangsters, life is a bitch, redemption, downfall, gang, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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41%
 5.7
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Strays (1997)
Genre: 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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: redemption, gang, drug dealer, introspection, misfit, society, drug dealing, opposites attract, youth, buddies, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 190
La Yuma (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, Mexico, Spain, Nicaragua
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, rough
Plot: female boxer, urban ghetto, ambition, fall in love, human spirit, parents and children, against the rules, family relations, power relations, feminism, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nicaragua, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
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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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: undercover, arms dealing, kids in trouble, gang, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, innocence lost, drug dealing, youth, society, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, life is a bitch, crime, criminal's revenge, partners, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, social misfits, parents and children, city life, gangsters, hopes, redemption, assassination, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.2
 4K
Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: hip hop, ghetto, introspection, society, human nature, siblings relations, life is a bitch, city life, urban ghetto life, hopes, teenage life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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May Allah Bless France (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, touching, realistic
Plot: redemption, coming of age, urban ghetto, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency, ambition, hip hop, youth, follow your dream, hopes, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Steve + Sky (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve + Sky is a story about two struggling teenagers who are trying to find their own place in the world. He is a small-time crook recently released from prison and she is a prostitute craving some love and affection. They find each other in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: fall in love, social misfits, lifestyle, society, misfit, pimp, prostitute, prison, drug dealing, life is a bitch, romance, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: realistic, sincere, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, rebelliousness, loan, society, urban, teenage life, down on your luck, city life, domestic disturbance, crime, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, gang, juvenile delinquency, masturbation, urban, high school life, society, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
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Night Shapes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Pope is in town and the night of his stay is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin′s inhabitants. Rich and poor, down-and-outs and policemen, street kids and taxi drivers - in their search for a little bit of happiness, they all end up on ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: misfit, prostitute, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, chaos and mayhem, city life, down on your luck, religions or cults, clergy, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, hopes, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 169
Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, gloomy
Plot: siblings relations, crimes, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, prostitute, society, starting over, showbiz, urban, survival, immigrants, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia herzegovina, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.6
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, inner city, social misfits, urban ghetto life, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, city life, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, bleak, rough, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, going straight, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, city life, life is a bitch, gangsters, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
King of Paper Chasin' (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream. But history ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, starting over, urban, friends, urban ghetto, dishonesty, best friends, drug dealing, going straight, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hour of the Star (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: countryside, orphan, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, rich and poor, city life, urban ghetto life, immigrants, social misfits, down on your luck, working class ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Time You Change (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The life story of German gangsta rapper, Bushido.
Style: rough, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: family problems, hopes, crimes, artists and showbiz, music, life is a bitch, lifestyle, ambition, drug dealing, urban ghetto, self discovery, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%