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The Corner (2000)
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The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of 15-year-old DeAndre McCullough, his mother Fran Boyd, and his father Gary McCullough, as well as other addicts and low-level drug dealers caught up in the twin-engine economy of heroin and cocaine.
Style: rough, serious, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, teenage life, lifestyle, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american, youth, family relations, society, crimes, crime, parents and children, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, hopes, urban, city life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Corner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films and TV series with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life and going straight mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Corner: South Central (1992), Sugar Hill (1993), Zooey (2006), Gang Tapes (2001), Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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68%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, going straight, lifestyle, love affair, love and romance, drug dealing, crimes, hopes, youth, romance, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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64%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: ghetto, hopes, orphan, society, misfit, gangsters, investigation, drug dealing, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, youth, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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62%
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A "straight" couple dabbles in drugs and become heroin addicts.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, thirtysomething life, friends, kids in trouble, stoners, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost, drug abuse, addiction, city life, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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62%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, urban ghetto life, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, drug abuse, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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61%
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On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, addiction, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, downfall, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, destructive relationship, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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
Place: boston, massachusetts
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54%
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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, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Recovery Road (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Maddie is a teenage girl dealing with addiction who has a reputation as a party girl who doesn’t think she has a problem, until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, addiction, youth, best friends, hopes, alcohol, teenage life, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, drug abuse, recovery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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53%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: disturbing, emotional, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, society, confined, juvenile delinquency, youth, gang, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
52%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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Illtown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: surreal, gloomy, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: low lives, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, going straight, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: florida, new jersey, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, friendship, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz, going straight, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, social decay, addiction, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Saving God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex Con Armstrong Cane (Ving Rhames) returns to home a changed man looking to take over his father's old church and congregation. The neighborhood though is full of drugs and gangs. Those who are able are leaving for more prosperous areas and ...
Style: christian film, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: church, mother daughter relationship, parole, religious conversion, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile delinquency, clergy, prison life, starting over, hopes, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Marcia always thought her overachieving daughter Zoey was the dream child. But then she discovers that her perfect teen has a not-so-perfect drug addiction. Marcia and her ex-husband go through plenty of denial as their daughter spirals out of ...
Style: humorous, captivating, suspenseful, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, rehabilitation, drug dealing, introspection, doctors and patients, teenage life, going straight, crimes, hopes, couples, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: youth gang, nightshift, drug dealing, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, gang, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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50%
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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, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, friends, society, best friends, gang, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of two African-American teen radio reporters and their documentary investigation of a notorious child murder.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, uncover truth, teenage life, social decay, life is a bitch, idealism, racism, human spirit, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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50%
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Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A compilation of episodes from the lives of several of the amateur actors' (who are 'bad teens' and the homeless of Seoul) own experiences, this film sheds light on the dark side of Korean society. Feeling alienated and persecuted, ...
Style: rough, disturbing, sincere, bleak, non-linear ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban, drug abuse, gang, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, social misfits, lifestyle, social decay, social differences, nightlife, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Wasted (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: high school, friendship, party, heroin, drug addict, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town, going straight, lifestyle, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
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Beneath the Surface (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 23-year old Sandra has been doing drugs for many years and has realized that she is in need of some kind of treatment. At the clinic she is told that her pimp / boyfriend Roffe has turned his attention to Sandra's younger and well-behaving ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, emotional
Plot: drug addiction, battles, drugs/alcohol, prostitute, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, crime, going straight, rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, hopes, urban ghetto, low lives, family relations, siblings relations, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, urban, family life, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, family relations, going straight, life is a bitch, society, youth, rehabilitation, hopes, unemployment, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Willie Dynamite (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Willie Dynamite is a pimp who operates in New York City. Willie was a big success as a pimp, but now, just as fast as he rose to the top, he has hit bottom. A former prostitute who has become a social worker tries to get Willie to clean up his life ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, injustice, graphic violence, society, drug dealing, going straight, crime, crimes, downfall, urban ghetto, city life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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