Movies like Lowriders

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Lowriders (2016)
 5.6
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Lowriders (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, exciting
Plot: ex convict, car chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breaking and entering, love, friendship, mechanic, husband wife relationship, car, interracial romance, brother brother relationship, stealing a car, released from prison, driving, artist, brother, street artist, truck, alcoholic, hospital, family relations, competition, nightclub, tattoo, skateboard ...
Place: los angeles

Most similar movies to Lowriders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, serious and intense films with plots about friendship, violence, family relations, police, murder, father son relationship and friends mostly in Drama, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Lowriders: Blood In, Blood Out (1993), The Hate U Give (2018), The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Father Hood (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, grudge, heroin, friendship, police shootout, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hate U Give (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: ghetto, private school, racism, protest, preparatory school, murder, witness, african american, friendship, police, party, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: mother and son, teenage protagonist, runaway, father son relationship, teen angst, teenager, social outcast, troubled youth, estranged mother, youth, search for mother, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 138K
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, street gang, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, gang, poverty, rapper, friendship, teenage life, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.9
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Father Hood (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kidnapping, chase, on the run, convict, reporter, road trip, criminal, highway, on the road, heist, crimes, odd couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: gambling addiction, family relations, friendship, husband wife conflict, husband wife relationship, drug deal, thief, fight, father son conflict, friend, father son relationship, drugs ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 244K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, heroic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, latinos, gang member, gang war, friendship, policewoman, police officer, gunfight, fighting crime, rookie, arrest, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s, 70s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A focus on life in a gang, Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it.
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, gang, gang member, machismo, gang war, employer employee relationship, latin, neighborhood, kids in trouble, youth, going straight, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.6
 820
Big Shots (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his father, a suburbanite runs away from home and winds up on Chicago's South Side. After being mugged, the boy befriends a young hustler and, after stealing a gangster's car, the two embark on an adventure down ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: hitman, gang, friendship, interracial friendship, gangsters, culture clash, cons and scams, society, criminal heroes, coming of age, buddies, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 7K
Crown Vic (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in the LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must ...
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, brutal, captivating
Plot: rookie, latinos, police officer, partners, friendship, fighting crime, evidence, investigation, crimes, surveillance, police brutality, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Getaway Plan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thief expert with blowtorch is hired by a group of the Russian mob for a bank assault.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: thief, bank, heist, friendship, love interest, undercover cop, ex convict, husband wife relationship, con artists, police, money, raid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 37K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, fbi, drug traffic, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, trust, girl, food ...
Time: 80s, year 2017, year 2014, year 1988, year 1985 ...
Place: las vegas, michigan, ohio, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 18K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman strangled to death, crimes, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 151K
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, female friendship, feminism, fugitives, friendship, free spirited, escapades, on the run, highway, on the road, lesbian love, hitchhiker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, southern usa, arkansas, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: warden, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, ex convict, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 20K
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, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, hedonism, friendship, college, coming of age, prostitute, decadence, cocaine, addiction, self discovery, introspection ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, palm springs california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 84K
Dope (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, social relations, teenage life, high school student, gangsters, youth, adolescence, friendship, school, high school life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2015
Place: los angeles, california, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.8
 390
Bloodbrothers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 30-year-old Jon is released after seven years in prison and decides to put all his criminal activities behind him and start a new life.
Plot: released from prison, ex convict, starting over, one last job, art theft, cocaine, brother brother relationship, library
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang, criminal, bandit, mob boss, mafioso, organized crime, gang war, criminal underworld, crime boss, cosa nostra ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1972, year 1971, year 1967
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, social relations, crimes, unemployment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
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30%
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Joe (2013)
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Style: touching, rough, captivating, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, hopes, ex convict, murder, alcoholic, father son relationship, small town, life is a bitch, teenager, poisoning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mississippi, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 16K
Grand Canyon (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, touching, serious ...
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Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
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Plot: murder, friendship, high school, small town, small town life, high school life, teenage life, social relations, kids in trouble, friends, crimes, life is a bitch ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 16K
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
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29%
 6.6
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Land (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere
Plot: solitude, fishing, mountain, living alone, native american, countryside, hunting, family tragedy, new life, female nudity, nature, lifestyle change ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Killer Among Friends (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family relations, grief, drowning, true crime, lie, killer, false friend, investigation, rivalry, conflict, rivals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 150K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, serious, clever, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, card playing, mafia, judge, addiction, cons and scams, destructive relationship, debt, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: gypsy, male female relationship, friendship, family relations, petty criminal, teenager, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, chase, betrayal, coming of age, billiards ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bird (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fed up with the meaninglessness of her life, Samantha Flores, an unassuming and shy young woman, living in the city of Los Angeles is convinced by a friend, Juliette, a vivacious call-girl, to go out one night posing as her. What was supposed to be ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, love, couples, friends, love and romance, chase, criminal underworld, crimes, gangsters, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%