Streetwise movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant streetwise movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, stylized, feel good and talky films and TV shows about / with streetwise, friendship, crimes, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, urban, profanity, redemption and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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streetwise movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as streetwise: Spice and Wolf (2008), From There to Here (2014), A Bronx Tale (1993), Stella (2008), Burnout 2 (2016), Uncle Buck (1989), Trinity (2009), Fresh (1994), Crash (2008), Chop Shop (2007).

List of streetwise movies

Spice and Wolf (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Lawrence, a traveling merchant searching for profit, finds a naked girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. Her name is Holo – a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside who longs to return to her beloved northern ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, stylized, adult animation ...
Plot: love interest, fall in love, merchant, adventure, wolf, deity, on the road, longing, countryside, werewolf, streetwise, couples ...
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From There to Here (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: streetwise, family relations, parents and children, bombing, bittersweet, siblings relations, society, city life, soccer, ira, bet, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, manchester
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 7.8
 143K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, coming of age, organized crime, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, father son relationship, crimes, friendship, white male black female relationship, brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, new york state, new jersey
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 7.2
 2K
Stella (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1977. Stella entre en sixième, dans un grand lycée parisien. Stella entre dans le monde... Un nouveau monde, à l'opposé de celui qu'elle connaît. Presque un miracle. Elle, elle vit dans un café, un café d'ouvrier, à la ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, working class, elementary school, disorder, power relations, mischievous children, misfit, teachers and students, parents and children, school, streetwise ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 5.9
 2K
Burnout 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After two years in prison for participating in an illegal street race, Roy says no to a new illegal winter race from Bergen to Murmansk. But then he hears that his daughter will participate with a boyfriend.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, road movie
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car, car race, car chase, car accident, chase, rivalry, friendship, law enforcement, streetwise, heroes, gang, hijacking ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, scandinavia, sweden
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 7.0
 97K
Uncle Buck (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, teenager, parents and children, when the parents are away, happy ending, unlikely friendships, fish out of water, respect, uncle nephew relationship, mischievous children, child care, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, california, chicago illinois, usa
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 6.5
 472
Trinity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trinity is a British drama series which was broadcast on ITV2 from September to November 2009. The series is set in the fictional "Trinity College" of "Bridgeford University", and stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, college, amateur detective, mystery, under the surface, secret movement, intrigue, youth, dishonesty, student life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.5
 14K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: chess, african american, coming of age, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealing, drug lord, gangsters, drug addiction, father son relationship, ghetto, hip hop ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey
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 6.8
 2K
Crash (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police detective, social decay, injustice, family problems, human nature, society, partners, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.2
 5K
Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: street kid, brother sister relationship, coming of age, siblings relations, working class, urban ghetto life, teenage life, kids in trouble, family relations, youth, orphan, auto mechanic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.5
 33K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, suspense, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: street fighter, streetfighting, martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, athlete and trainer, rags to riches, brutality, culture clash, hip hop, life philosophy, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, alabama, manhattan new york city ...
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What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, heist, crimes, family problems, downfall, buddies, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, legal, drug addiction, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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 6.1
 12K
ATL (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Style: feel good, stylized, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, coming of age, friendship, ambition, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, social differences, siblings relations, self discovery, teenage life, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii, london, georgia, atlanta georgia
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The Golden Palace (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from that series. CBS cancelled the spin-off in 1993 after one ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: chef, elderly, women, workplace situations, friendship, blacks and whites, friends, remarry, business venture, golden years, workplace, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, miami beach, minnesota
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Step Up Revolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.
Style: romantic, feel good, entertaining, light, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, dancer, dancer's life, romance, hip hop, teenage love, teenager, music, teenage life, competition, revolution, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida, canada
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 7.1
 1K
Air Gear (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Air Gear is a shōnen manga written and illustrated by Ito "Oh Great" Ōgure. Air Gear revolves around the life of Itsuki Minami "Ikki or Crow", also known as "Baby Face", "Lil Crow", and his friends. The ...
Style: exciting, humorous, serious, scenic, ecchi
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, adventure, ambition, extreme sport, family secret, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, escapades, orphan, skating, streetwise ...
Place: japan
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 7.6
 21K
Moonlighting (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, ...
Style: talky, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: private detective, opposites attract, unlikely couple, workplace romance, romance, screwball, partners, crimes, unlikely partners, snobbism, verbal byplay, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.5
 153K
Trading Places (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, gloomy, christmas special ...
Plot: stock market, switching roles, fish out of water, beggar, wrongful arrest, prostitute, wager, class differences, manipulation, christmas, rags to riches, investor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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Xiaolin Showdown (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Showdown is an American animated television series that aired on Kids WB and was created by Christy Hui. Set in a world where martial arts battles and Eastern magic are commonplace, the series follows four young warriors in training that ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: bully, monk, superhero, battles, legends and myths, bad attitude, religions or cults, coach, counterculture, family, adventure, rivalry ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.2
 29K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, slum, friendship, urban ghetto life, murder, street life, robbery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor ...
Style: exciting, epic, fairy tale, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword fight, time travel, adventure, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, fall in love, princess, heir, partners, medieval, heroes ...
Time: 50s
Place: persia, middle east, egypt, asia
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NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, military, crimes, partners, special agents, forensics, fighting crime, partners against crime, army investigation, graphic violence, team, hotshot ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 5K
The Unusuals (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Unusuals is a comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC from April 8 to June 17, 2009 in the U.S. and Global in Canada. The pilot and first episode were written by Noah Hawley, a former writer and producer for Fox's Bones. An ABC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police station, policewoman, workplace, partners, friendship, fighting crime, crimes, workplace situations, police, police officer, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 36K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: sincere, melancholic, psychological, educational, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, school, high school life, education, teenager, dedicated educator, adolescence, high school, life philosophy, workplace, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, latin america, california, europe ...
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 7.0
 35K
Find Me Guilty (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.
Style: tense, suspense, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, mafia, courtroom, lawyer, jury, crimes, lone hero, outsmarting, gangsters, justice, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 7.5
 351K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: suspense, tense, talky, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, stewardess, greed, heist, crimes, twists and turns, airport, bail bondsman, multiple perspectives, corruption, racial slur, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, buddy movie, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, heist, gunfight, bomb, twists and turns, terrorism, lone hero, police, race against time, car chase, revenge, puzzle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city, quebec ...
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: black family, family relations, teenager, culture clash, fish out of water, hip hop, youth, misfit, eccentric family, siblings relations, social differences, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.6
 250K
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: emotional, tense, suspense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang member, street gang, police, police officer, gang war, gangsters, friendship, brutality, urban ghetto, gang, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
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 8.1
 775K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gang, friendship, racism, veteran, elderly, gunfight, rape, widower, teenager, interracial relations, prejudice, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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