Movies like Candy or Mint

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Candy or Mint (1990)
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Candy or Mint (1990)
Original name: Caluga o Menta
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Niki and his friends are members of the marginalised underclass living on the outskirts of Santiago. During Chile's transition from dictatorship to democracy (1988-1990), they forge a path from drug- and drink-fuelled nihilism and petty crime into the world of market-driven illegality and Niki begins a seemingly predestined relationship with the middle-class "loca", Manuela. Memorable episodes and characters, quotable dialogue and a mix of earthy national portrait and surrealistic flourish make this one of the key Chilean films of the Nineties.
Style: cult film
Plot: ghetto, youth, friendship, criminal, drugs, gun, drug dealing, drug dealer, bicycle, favela, police brutality, drug use, garage, yuppie, police arrest, drug deal, breaking and entering, urban decay, delinquent, dead rat, police lineup, mother son relationship
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films with plots about drugs, drug dealing, drug dealer, crimes, friendship, youth and society mostly in Crime, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Candy or Mint: Drifters (2015), Divines (2016), West of Sunshine (2017), La Haine (1995), Road Dogz (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Drifters (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Minna, a drug addict who makes a living dealing drugs, can't pay rent and after cheating some delinquents she runs with the money. She meets Katja and they move together to an illegal residence outside the city, where a group of people have ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: homeless woman, drug addiction, prostitution, friendship, drug addict, arrested, jail, homeless shelter, drug use, drug dealing, prison, drug dealer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Divines (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Qatar
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, drug snorting, slum, police, seduction, urban decay, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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84%
West of Sunshine (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: gambling addiction, husband wife conflict, husband wife relationship, friendship, family relations, fight, money, drugs, drug dealer, father son relationship, australian, friend ...
Place: melbourne australia
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82%
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La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, poverty, youth, drugs, racism, police brutality, protest, friendship, urban ghetto life, skinhead, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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78%
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Road Dogz (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends who have spent their days ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tragic ending
Plot: latinx lead, ex convict, murder, bad guy, criminal, tragedy, friend, money, ghetto, robbery, drug dealer, coming of age ...
Place: california, los angeles
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67%
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Haven (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: island, prison, interracial relations, drug dealing, family relations, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, crimes, investigation, jail, brother sister relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, caribbean
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54%
Wesh Wesh, qu'est-ce qui se passe ? (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kamel, a young man from the french ghetto, near Paris, is coming back to France. He was arrested for dealing drugs, he spent five years in jail and was banned from France for two years. He tries, with his family's support, to find a job and ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug dealer, parisian suburb, police arrest, junkie, marijuana, street gang, drug trafficking, unemployment, police raid, police violence, golf club ...
Time: 2000s
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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, thought provoking, rough, meditative, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, drug dealing, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
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51%
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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, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
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48%
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 10K
White Girl (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: drug addict, drug dealer, sexual promiscuity, undercover cop, partying, female protagonist, blonde, violence, drugs, youth, society, clubbing ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Som and Bank: Bangkok for Sale (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mak, a street urchin in Bangkok, dreams of being a tough gangster. He earns some money as a drugs runner. One day he meets a young prostitute, who turns out to live nearby and they fall in love. After he has delivered a large batch of drugs to a ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting
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Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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46%
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Mama Weed (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Patience Portefeux is a French-Arabic police translator, specialized in phone tappings for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the commander is charming... One day, whilst listening to wanted drug dealers, she discovers one ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police dog, street gang, drugs, police, lifestyle, marijuana, crimes, nothing goes right, life turned upside down, dark humor ...
Place: paris france
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45%
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Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, society, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, friends, best friends, gang, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
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44%
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The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, surreal, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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An Obsession (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Obsession is Aoyama's remake for the 1990s of Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog ("Nora inu," 1949). The basic plot situation is the same: a cop, after losing his gun to a killer, sets out on a search for the criminal who in the end ...
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Plot: gun, gunshot wound, shooting, heroin addict, fistfight, murder, stolen gun, psycho killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Style: rough, tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, immigrants, life is a bitch, illegal immigration, friendship, smuggling, crime, financial problem, crimes, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, drug dealing, murder, prison, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, society, crime, life is a bitch, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, parents and children, family life, society, buddies, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, downfall, drug dealing, siblings relations, society, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Style: neo noir
Plot: hitman, death, murder, video tape, criminal, mafia, police, blackmail, husband wife relationship, pursuit, drugs, gun ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
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39%
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4K
Blue Story (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Feature adaptation of Rapman's YouTube series about two young friends who become rivals in a street war.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, tense, dark, heartbreaking ...
Plot: ghetto, youth, gunfight, crime, friends, rivalry, danger, deadly, feud, conflict, society, crimes ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.8
 130K
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, gang, rapper, street gang, poverty, friendship, teenage life, ghetto, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
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Veronica (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teacher takes a student to his house in the slum, but on arrival discovered that drug traffickers killed his parents and now are at your demand.
Plot: witness, violence, orphan, organized crime, car, informant, girls with guns, favela, loss of parent, murder, teacher, gun ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, city life, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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Collar (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Timothy James 'TJ' Williams (David Wilson) is a streetwise detective whose checkered career, family life and long standing friendship with the would-be mayor, police chief Hamilton Markham (Tom Sizemore), spins out of control and teeters ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: police, police officer, corrupt cop, internal affairs, racial issues, prostitution, bad cop, urban setting, legal, drugs, corruption, african american ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 12K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, crimes, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%