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Know Thy Enemy (2009)
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Know Thy Enemy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nemesis is the hottest rapper in rap's hottest city; Miami, the 305. But he has a little secret...he's not really a rapper. A record label discovers Nate's talent, and offers to make him a star, as a rapper. They create Nemesis, a Hip Hop gangster designed to sell records and spit hate. Fame quickly follows, but at price.
Style: realistic, semi serious, inspirational, captivating, entertaining, disturbing
Plot: hip hop, jazz, rivalry, rise to the top, gangsters, music, showbiz, artists and showbiz, crimes, follow your dream, society, drug dealing, nightlife, ambition, family business, rise and fall, musician's life, criminal's revenge, performer's life, desire for fame, uninhibited rivalry, superhero, rap, fame, pop culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa

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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 ambition, hip hop, music, artists and showbiz, rivalry, musician's life and lifestyle mostly in Drama, Music and Crime genres. Some movies like Know Thy Enemy: Just Another Day (2009), Loyalty & Respect (2006), Filly Brown (2012), You Got Served (2004), King of Paper Chasin' (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Just Another Day (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Follows a day in the life of two men living at either end of the music game. A successful rapper, A-Maze, is dealing with the pitfalls and trappings of his success and facing new challenges in the music business to get a check while the other, Young ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: music, musician's life, rivalry, crimes, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, showbiz, hip hop, graphic violence, violence, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Loyalty & Respect (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 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, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: hip hop, rise and fall, rise to the top, ambition, rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, nashville tennessee
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Filly Brown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: “Majo” Tonorio, a.k.a. Filly Brown, is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits from the heart. When a sleazy record producer offers her a crack at rap stardom, Majo faces some daunting choices. With an incarcerated mother, a record ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: hip hop, rising to stardom, desire for fame, moral dilemma, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, radio dj, music, follow your dream, strong female presence, producer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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You Got Served (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers - and their moves - two warring friends have to pull together to represent the ...
Style: humorous, intense, stylized, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, hip hop, breakdance, friendship, music, betrayal, competition, follow your dream, rivalry, dance performance, ambition, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hip hop, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, urban ghetto, starting over, artists and showbiz, betrayal, musician's life, ambition, african american, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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71%
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Style: stylized, harsh, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, rapper, rap, ghetto, redemption, music, gang, rags to riches, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: realistic, inspirational, lyrical, feel good, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: hip hop, music, underdog, success, follow your dream, street gang, rap, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, musician's life, musician, hopes ...
Time: 90s, year 1995, 20th century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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67%
 2.9
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The Bros. (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wannabe "gangsta-rappers" resort to a crime spree in order to come up up with ten thousand dollars in order to finance a studio recording session.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, remake of american film
Plot: hip hop, desire for fame, lifestyle, ambition, juvenile delinquency, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, musician's life, drug dealing, disorder, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Video Girl (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lorie Walker ( Meagan Good), attends a ritzy private school in a small southern town. Raised by her grandmother Valerie ( Ruby Dee), she often daydreams of becoming a professional dancer. After a chance meeting with a renowned music video director, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious
Plot: desire for fame, ambition, dancer's life, small town, celebrity culture, follow your dream, life is a bitch, rise and fall, rivalry, society, sex scene, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, dancer's life, rapper, culture clash, fish out of water, society, ambition, youth, friendship, human spirit, teenage love, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.3
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Empire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rapper, music business, artists and showbiz, hip hop, singer, showbiz, ceo, musician's life, sibling rivalry, family relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, new york
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64%
 6.2
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I'm Still Here (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to ...
Style: surreal, melancholic, thought provoking, stylized, talky ...
Plot: hip hop, career change, musician's life, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, lifestyle, performer's life, starting over, nudity (full frontal - brief), reality, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Chance Harris looks to find a balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform at the nationally televised step competition during homecoming weekend at Truth University.
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Battle of the Year (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Street dancer Skyler comes out of the shadow of her trained dancer sister, Tosha, & joins a dance competition with the Honey dance studio; the prize is a college scholarship.
Style: entertaining, captivating, inspirational, sincere, romantic
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Audience: teens
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Style: exciting, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chronicles the rise and fall of pop king Michael Jackson.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, ambition, performer's life, music, showbiz, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, singer, reputation, pop star ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Step Up All In (2014)
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Style: feel good, romantic, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
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Style: intense, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
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Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Strictly Sinatra (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, feel good
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Honey (2003)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: sexy, inspirational, exciting, semi serious, humorous ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Let It Shine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The film follows a shy, talented musician who pens romantic hip-hop verses only to stand idly by as they're delivered to the girl of his dreams by a proxy, his best friend. Made for Disney Channel movie/
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
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Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a beautiful rising female recording star is placed in jeopardy when she witnesses the drive-by shooting of a rival rap-star in Las Vegas. Wanted by both the killers and the corrupt police, the young woman must go into hiding while three ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beat the World (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three dance crews – one Latin American, one European and one Canadian – prepare to battle at the International Beat the World competition in Detroit. Along the way, they struggle with gambling debt, bad break-ups and their own egos. In the final ...
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6K
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: captivating, humorous, tense, sincere, lyrical ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, sad, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%