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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, rough and captivating films with plots about drug dealing, drugs, drug dealer, crimes, friendship, society and violence 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 ...
Plot: drug addiction, homeless woman, prostitution, friendship, arrested, prison sentence, homeless shelter, drug use, drug dealing, jail, drug deal, arrest ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden
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 7.4
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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, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, ghetto, street gang, drug dealing, poverty, greed, slum, drug snorting, urban decay, police, seduction, dancer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france
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90%
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.
Plot: drug, reconciliation, on the run, father son conflict, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, punched in the face, gambling addiction, drug dealing, thief, sexy woman, desperation ...
Place: melbourne australia
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86%
 8.1
 146K
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, youth, skinhead, police brutality, urban ghetto life, poverty, protest, friendship, rebellion, racism, realism, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 241
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, tragic ending
Plot: latinx lead, ex convict, murder, criminal, tragedy, bad guy, robbery, money, ghetto, friend, drug dealer, coming of age ...
Place: los angeles, california
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71%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: island, interracial relations, prison, drug dealing, family relations, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, crimes, investigation, brother sister relationship, jail, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, caribbean
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58%
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: gang, murder, drug dealing, gay, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, deadly, youth, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
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57%
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Mama Weed (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
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, dark humor
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, street gang, drugs, police, marijuana, crimes, translator, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, lifestyle, police dog ...
Place: paris france
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, coming of age, hopes, criminal heroes, social decay, against the odds, city life, teenage life, innocence lost, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: bank, fall in love, love affair, gangsters, love and romance, drug dealing, crime, prostitute, crimes, siblings relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, driving ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, youth, college, juvenile delinquency, society, best friends, gang, gays and lesbians, crimes, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rhode island, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
Plot: friendship, family relations, youth, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crimes, partners, love and romance, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
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47%
 2.8
 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: serious, surreal, dark humor, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 9K
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, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, sexual ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, partying, drug dealer, undercover cop, drug addict, female protagonist, drugs, violence, blonde, youth, society, college roommate ...
Place: new york
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 690K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, social decay, street gang, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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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, family problems, siblings relations, society, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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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, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, murder, prison, crimes, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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43%
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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, immigrants, illegal immigration, friendship, smuggling, financial problem, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, new job, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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43%
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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, family life, homecoming, parents and children, society, buddies, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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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 ...
Style: suspense, cult film
Plot: gun, gunshot wound, psycho killer, fistfight, shooting, heroin addict, stolen gun, neo noir, murder, psychopathic killer
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42%
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
Plot: hitman, death, murder, police, blackmail, organized crime, drugs, husband wife relationship, video tape, gang, drug dealer, criminal underworld ...
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
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42%
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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: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, street gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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41%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, society, drug dealing, hopes, buddies, youth, opposites attract, crimes, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 338
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: brazilian, corrupt cop, police, car, orphan, female protagonist, slum, informant, violence, drugs, murder, organized crime ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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39%
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 4K
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, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealer, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, rivalry, ambition, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
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38%
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 1K
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, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, tough heroes, gang, social decay, society, going straight, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, crime, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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37%
 7.0
 16K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, family relations, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 4K
Metastases (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Eliciting images of cancer, this drama explores the illnesses that plague modern Croatia. Four young junkies in Zagreb maturing in the wake of war reflect the petty hatreds, violence, prejudices and mood hanging over the country like a disease that ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, crimes, friends, alcohol abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, troublemaker, bar, drug smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, former yugoslavia, bosnia, sarajevo, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, crimes, coming of age, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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