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Five Star (2014)
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film and in reality—the streets of Brooklyn are all Primo has ever known. While John questions whether or not to enter into this life, Primo must decide whether to leave it all behind as he vows to become a better husband and father. Set during those New York summer weeks where the stifling heat seems to encase everything, Five Star plunges into gang culture with searing intensity. Director Keith Miller observes the lives of these two men with a quiet yet pointed distance, carefully eschewing worn clichés through its unflinching focus. Distinctions between fiction and real life remain intentionally ambiguous, allowing the story of these two men to resonate beyond the streets, as they face the question of what it means to be a man.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy, tense, sincere, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, gangsters, youth, manhood, graphic violence, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, drug dealing, single parent, criminal heroes, profanity, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Five Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, crimes, juvenile delinquency and urban ghetto mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Five Star: The Stick Up Kids (2008), Greencard Warriors (2013), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Drunkboat (2010), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, cons and scams, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, african american, gangsters, villain, downbeat ending, hip hop culture, racism, drug dealing, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, family relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, urban ghetto life, poverty, prostitute, society, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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57%
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Bling Ring (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the center of one of Hollywood's most notorious burglary rings in 2009 was a group of average, middle-class teens from a quiet suburb. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Nick, a shy, awkward boy, lured by the promise of popularity ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gang, crimes, youth, family relations, parents and children, hollywood, lifetime, tv news, clubbing, panic attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, juvenile delinquency, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, realism, friendship between boys, troubled youth, coming of age, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: kids in trouble, gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, police corruption, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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54%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: racism, murder, iraq war, crimes, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, dishonesty, against humanity, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, native american, priest, winter, empire, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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51%
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Anne B. Real (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, introspection, teenage life, urban ghetto, youth, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, family life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: faith, juvenile delinquency, redemption, adoption, haunted by the past, society, going straight, human spirit, youth, crimes, hopes, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, gloomy
Plot: starting over, survival, prostitute, society, criminal heroes, crimes, immigrants, gangsters, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, sexual content, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: street art, gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, graffiti, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, teenage life, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 122
Emoticon ;) (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own journeys of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, self discovery, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, society, sexual content, power relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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46%
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California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, age difference, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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45%
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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: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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45%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, girl, reach out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 360
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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44%
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, prison, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, friendship, social decay, gang, society ...
Time: contemporary
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44%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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43%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, starting over, adolescence vs adulthood, society, couples, best friends, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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42%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, small town, realism, life is a bitch, coming of age, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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42%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friends, city life, understanding, friendship, family relations, society, best friends, twentysomething life, friend, sex, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, clergy, youth, family life, disorder, church, hip hop culture, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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