Street life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant street life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, bleak, touching and rough films and TV shows about / with street life, life is a bitch, society, friendship, youth, crimes, violence, down on your luck, urban and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as street life: Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Capernaum (2018), 25 Watts (2001), Paradise Alley (1978), Wakefield (2016), Prince (2015), Thug (2005), Time Out of Mind (2014), No and Me (2010), MacArthur Park (2001).

List of street life movies

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, motivational, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, childhood, against the odds, poverty, destiny, life is a bitch, society, true love, street kid, journey, tv show, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, taj mahal, asia
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 8.4
 64K
Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: rough, social, cynical, sad, depressing ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, child protagonist, misery, traumatic childhood, neglected child, refugee, low lives, survival, child labor, street life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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 7.1
 2K
25 Watts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Montevideo, Saturday, 7 in the morning. El Leche, Javi, and Seba have not gone to sleep yet. Tired and bored, they sit in the usual wall fence to have a beer. On a lazy summer Saturday the three boys each with their own worries—studies, work, and, ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: street life, friendship, love and romance, crimes, teenage life, friends, drug dealing, buddies, father son relationship, friend, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay
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Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, racial slur, ghetto, ambition, life is a bitch, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 15K
Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: nervous breakdown, jealousy, attic, midlife crisis, homeless man, missing person, loneliness, street life, marriage, hiding, bum, stranded ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 1K
Prince (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the girl he's in love with, who seems out of reach. He's lured into criminal activities and becomes alienated from family and friends.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage love, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, drug dealing, wooing, teenage life, youth gang, street life, group of friends, friendship, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 7.2
 28K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 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: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: social decay, down on your luck, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, redemption, hopes, parents and children, homelessness, depression, friendship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 473
No and Me (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teen drinking, high school, depression, human spirit, social differences, teenage life, youth, parents and children, teenage love, best friends, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, vengeance, society, gang, youth, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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 6.1
 309
MacArthur Park (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A portrait of a homeless park community bonded by crack cocaine addiction. In the park's drug-fixated shantytown, Cody is a kind of crackhead father figure who helps his friends when they are in trouble or in desperate need of a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, social decay, addiction, youth, rehabilitation, lifestyle, crimes, social misfits, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Little Polish (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: At age 13, a street kid known as "El Polaquito" makes his living mostly by singing tangos (originally sung by his namesake, the singer "El Polaco") on Buenos Aires commuter trains. He falls in love with a 16 year old prostitute, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, train, juvenile delinquency, orphan, teenage life, love affair, youth, crimes, love and romance, rescue, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, rough, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, gay, vengeance, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, deadly, youth, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, usa, latin america, tokyo ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 11K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, profanity, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, buddies, friends, urban ghetto, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 26K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, negotiation, starvation, pianist, desert, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: africa, london, england, ethiopia, cambodia ...
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Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, survival, injustice, society, social misfits, working the system, homelessness, street life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 1K
Street Days (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged, unemployed heroin-addict, Checkie, loiters on the Tbilisi street outside his son’s school, where he himself was once a promising student. His wife, meanwhile, struggles to pay the tuition and understand her husband’s lack of ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: addiction, moral dilemma, betrayal, friendship, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, drug abuse, realism, drugs, street life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: poverty, police detective, husband wife relationship, street life, anger, ambulance, old woman, drinking, death of mother, brooklyn new york city, mother daughter relationship, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 1K
Downtown 81 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, profanity, art, musician's life, twentysomething life, artist, street life, punk, performer's life, urban, rock, eviction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, society, human nature, celebrity culture, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, hostage, gangster, foot chase, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 652
Siddharth (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, dehumanization, against humanity, on the road, factory worker, missing son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, racism, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa
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A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: street kid, youth, juvenile delinquency, friends, danger, society, life is a bitch, social worker, urban ghetto life, social decay, teaching the ways of the world, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
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Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.
Style: psychotronic, underground film, tragic ending, sexploitation film
Plot: loan shark, street life, prostitute, robbery, pretty legs, nudity (full frontal - brief), thin legs, sexpot, thin, staten island new york city, male nudity, fellatio ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 65
Pure (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: A street-savvy teen tries to turn her life around but soon goes back to her old ways.
Plot: street life, flower, clubbing, braless, female nudity, shower, lesbian kiss, flowers, film starts with sex, flower shop, bank manager, sex in kitchen
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Charm City Kings (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Mouse desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, the infamous Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax, takes 14-year-old Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, uplifting, sentimental
Plot: motorcycle race, legal, motorcycle, life, street life, city life, chases and races, outlaw gang, motorcycle gang, gang, law and order, biker gang ...
Place: baltimore
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 345
Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth, society, haunted by the past, homeless, survival, street life, orphan, life is a bitch, beach, hollywood, 20 year old
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, texas, venice
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 598
Treacle Jr. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A middle aged man, Tom, walks out one day on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life with no explanation. He opts to live on the streets of London. Alone in a park at night he is set upon by a gang of violent thugs, in his bid to escape ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, down on your luck, self discovery, human spirit, optimism, hopes, odd couple, social misfits, midlife crisis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental retardation, begging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 613
The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, violence, danger, dishonesty, society, tough heroes, friendship, criminal heroes, crime, street life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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