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8 Mile (2002)
Drama, Music

8 Mile (2002)

This is the inspiring captivating story of the legendary rapper Eminem. The troubled young aspiring rapper from a ghetto in Michigan must exert his last chances to become successful while dealing with his life in ruins. All is seemingly lost. He is now single, has only a few friends, an insane/alcoholic mother, and is dealt with poverty and living in a violent city on 8 mile. His only way out of the ghetto and torturous life he's living in is with his talent in rapping. Will B-Rabbit prevail and seize the shot he's given or will he let it slip? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:detroit michigan,  demo recording,  music contest,  singing contest,  factory worker,  car trouble,  unwanted pregnancy,  set on fire,  police car,  car accident,  paintball gun,  accidentally shooting oneself,  reference to dr. dre,  reference to willie nelson,  reference to vanilla ice,  lunch wagon,  cheating on one's boyfriend,  8 mile,  watching a cartoon on tv,  radio studio,  self expression,  spontaneous sex,  white male pretending to be black,  poor white trash,  rhyming,  watching a movie on tv,  radio broadcasting,  garbage bag,  rhyme,  disrespect,  lyrics,  balaclava,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  stage fright,  trailer trash,  beaten up,  crutch,  bingo,  year 1995,  semi autobiographical,  hip hop music,  white rapper,  dreadlocks,  michigan,  trailer park,  accidental shooting,  radio station,  trailer home,  men's bathroom,  street gang,  eviction,  cartoon on tv,  abandoned building,  earphones,  dj,  underdog,  irreverence,  crowd,  ghetto,  gunshot wound,  rap music,  street life,  embarrassment,  boss,  improvisation,  watching a movie,  caught having sex,  recording,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  older woman younger man relationship,  arson,  obscene finger gesture,  premarital sex,  contest,  rabbit,  factory,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  hip hop,  apology,  model,  toilet,  single mother,  gay slur,  competition,  marijuana,  place name in title,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  mirror,  car,  fistfight,  neo noir,  digit in title,  beating,  pregnancy,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  sex scene,  gun,  fight,  police

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  car accident,  trailer trash,  beaten up,  trailer park,  trailer home,  watching a movie,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  obscene finger gesture,  shot in the leg,  apology,  gay slur,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  police,  fight,  gun

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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:hip hop,  police car,  radio station,  men's bathroom,  eviction,  earphones,  dj,  rap music,  toilet,  marijuana,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  gun,  police

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:dreadlocks,  ghetto,  street life,  premarital sex,  racial slur,  single mother,  gay slur,  vomiting,  watching tv,  car,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  police,  gun,  fight

Detroit Rock City (1999) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Story:detroit michigan,  car accident,  stage fright,  radio station,  recording,  older woman younger man relationship,  obscene finger gesture,  apology,  gay slur,  marijuana,  place name in title,  car,  beating,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police

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Abre Los Ojos (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Abre Los Ojos (1997)

A once handsome playboy, Cesar finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. This is why Abre Los Ojos (1997) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:car accident,  accidental shooting,  men's bathroom,  cartoon on tv,  toilet,  vomiting,  watching tv,  car,  beating,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  police

Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  street gang,  watching a movie,  gay slur,  marijuana,  watching tv,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  gun,  police

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  car accident,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  street gang,  abandoned building,  earphones,  gunshot wound,  boss,  watching a movie,  arson,  obscene finger gesture,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  gay slur,  watching tv,  car,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  fire,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  fight

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Killer Joe (2011) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:watching a cartoon on tv,  trailer trash,  trailer park,  trailer home,  abandoned building,  arson,  rabbit,  apology,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:crutch,  men's bathroom,  older woman younger man relationship,  obscene finger gesture,  premarital sex,  apology,  model,  single mother,  marijuana,  vomiting,  pregnancy,  fire,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  sex scene

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999)

A hitman who lives by the code of the samurai, works for the mafia and finds himself in their crosshairs when his recent job doesn't go according to plan. Now he must find a way to defend himself and his honor while retaining the code he lives by. This is why Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  watching a cartoon on tv,  disrespect,  cartoon on tv,  rap music,  street life,  racial slur,  hip hop,  watching tv,  car,  beating,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  gun,  police

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The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  car accident,  men's bathroom,  street life,  boss,  toilet,  bus,  watching tv,  mirror,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  police,  gun,  fight

Wild At Heart (1990) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wild At Heart (1990)

Lula's psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor's probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together... until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident - a bad omen. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:car accident,  trailer park,  street gang,  embarrassment,  arson,  shot in the leg,  apology,  toilet,  gay slur,  vomiting,  mirror,  car,  pregnancy,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Story:detroit michigan,  set on fire,  car accident,  arson,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  fistfight,  neo noir,  fire,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  fight,  police

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Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Locations:bar
Characters:friend,  homosexual
Story:semi autobiographical,  embarrassment,  recording,  obscene finger gesture,  premarital sex,  marijuana,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  car,  fistfight,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:dreadlocks,  dj,  crowd,  ghetto,  rap music,  street life,  arson,  racial slur,  hip hop,  gay slur,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  gun,  police,  fight

Hesher (2010) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:car accident,  car,  older woman younger man relationship,  arson,  obscene finger gesture,  apology,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  beating,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  fight

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Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Story:police car,  car accident,  street life,  older woman younger man relationship,  apology,  toilet,  marijuana,  mirror,  beating,  pregnancy,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:car accident,  trailer park,  gunshot wound,  embarrassment,  apology,  single mother,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  car,  pregnancy,  fire,  pistol,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police

Youth In Revolt (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Youth In Revolt (2009)

At 16, Nick Twisp is wry about his teen funk: he lives in Oakland with his sex-addled mother; his father's child support is her meal ticket. While camping in Ukiah, Nick meets Sheeni: for him, it's love at first sight. Nick has to figure out how to get his father a job in Ukiah, then how to get sent to live with his father, then how to get close to Sheeni, whose religious parents may want her sent away from temptation to a boarding school. There's also Sheeni's all-American boyfriend to contend with. Overwhelmed by the challenges, Nick's about to give up when he conjures an alter ego who whispers revolt into his ear. Nick is not altogether hapless, but can this end well? (Read More)

Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:car trouble,  police car,  car accident,  caught having sex,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  older woman younger man relationship,  apology,  marijuana,  vomiting,  fire,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  gun

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High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. This is why High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  garbage bag,  earphones,  watching a movie,  caught having sex,  recording,  apology,  watching tv,  mirror,  beating,  pregnancy,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  homosexual
Story:police car,  car accident,  cheating on one's boyfriend,  men's bathroom,  watching a movie,  premarital sex,  racial slur,  model,  gay slur,  watching tv,  mirror,  neo noir,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  police,  gun

Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Training Day (2001)

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  hip hop music,  street gang,  cartoon on tv,  ghetto,  racial slur,  gay slur,  marijuana,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  neo noir,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  fight,  gun,  police

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Lords Of Dogtown (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Lords Of Dogtown (2005)

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend. (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:underdog,  ghetto,  racial slur,  competition,  marijuana,  bus,  watching tv,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police

Straight Outta Compton (2015) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Biography, Drama, History, Music

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:detroit michigan,  lyrics,  year 1995,  hip hop music,  rap music,  obscene finger gesture,  racial slur,  hip hop,  gay slur,  marijuana,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  mother son relationship,  police

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. This is why Boyz N The Hood (1991) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Characters:friend
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  hip hop music,  street gang,  ghetto,  rap music,  premarital sex,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  single mother,  gay slur,  car,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun,  fight

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Dope (2015)
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Dope (2015)

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. (Read More)

Story:reference to vanilla ice,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  shot in the leg,  hip hop,  single mother,  marijuana,  bus,  mirror,  beating,  pistol,  african american,  mother son relationship

Out Of Sight (1998)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Out Of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:detroit michigan,  police car,  car accident,  balaclava,  rabbit,  shot in the leg,  fistfight,  neo noir,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  cigarette smoking

Bully (2001) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Bully (2001)

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend, Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Story:rap music,  premarital sex,  gay slur,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  car,  beating,  pregnancy,  brother sister relationship,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  police

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  watching a movie on tv,  embarrassment,  apology,  toilet,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  pregnancy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight

Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Crash (2004)

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn't support their black background enough, especially in light of an incident with the racist white cop; partnered police detectives and sometimes lovers, one Hispanic female and the other black male, the latter who is dealing with a drugged out mother that feels he isn't concerned enough about taking care of family; an East Asian man who is run over but who is hiding some valuable cargo in the back of his van; a Persian store owner, who feels he isn't getting satisfaction from American society when his store is robbed time and time again; and a Hispanic locksmith, who just wants to keep his family, especially his young daughter, safe in a seemingly unsafe world. This is why Crash (2004) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:set on fire,  police car,  car accident,  accidental shooting,  street gang,  rap music,  embarrassment,  hip hop,  toilet,  bus,  car,  fire,  pistol,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun

Blue Crush (2002)
Drama, Romance, Sport

Blue Crush (2002)

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:friend
Story:underdog,  obscene finger gesture,  contest,  competition,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  brother sister relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  fight

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Four Brothers (2005) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Story:detroit michigan,  car accident,  white male pretending to be black,  michigan,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  toilet,  car,  neo noir,  pistol,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:factory worker,  car accident,  michigan,  racial slur,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  car,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  police,  gun

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Locations:bar
Story:police car,  car accident,  trailer park,  trailer home,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  watching tv,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  fight,  police,  gun

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21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  car accident,  accidentally shooting oneself,  obscene finger gesture,  toilet,  vomiting,  watching tv,  digit in title,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  gun,  police

Boys Don't Cry (1999) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:factory worker,  obscene finger gesture,  single mother,  gay slur,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  police

True Romance (1993)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

True Romance (1993)

In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Later they go to a diner for pie, and end up having a one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama's suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia is the owner of the drug and a group of killers are sent to hunt down Clarnece and Alabama. (Read More)

Characters:friend
Story:detroit michigan,  police car,  white male pretending to be black,  dreadlocks,  trailer home,  obscene finger gesture,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  toilet,  gay slur,  vomiting,  neo noir,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene

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The Wackness (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughter. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:men's bathroom,  eviction,  street life,  obscene finger gesture,  premarital sex,  hip hop,  toilet,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  pistol,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun

Madeo (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Madeo (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

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Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:car accident,  arson,  toilet,  vomiting,  bus,  watching tv,  mirror,  car,  beating,  pregnancy,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  fight

Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. This is why Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:car accident,  watching a cartoon on tv,  trailer park,  trailer home,  obscene finger gesture,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police

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Gomorra (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:factory worker,  eviction,  abandoned building,  street life,  factory,  watching tv,  mirror,  beating,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  police,  gun

John Q (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Story:factory worker,  police car,  car accident,  factory,  racial slur,  bus,  watching tv,  pregnancy,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police,  gun

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  car accident,  men's bathroom,  eviction,  cartoon on tv,  obscene finger gesture,  apology,  single mother,  gay slur,  marijuana,  vomiting,  watching tv,  mirror,  beating,  pregnancy,  cigarette smoking,  sex scene,  fight,  gun

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Another Year (2010) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Drama

Another Year (2010)

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

Characters:friend
Story:eviction,  earphones,  ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship,  older woman younger man relationship,  apology,  marijuana,  watching tv,  mirror,  car,  pregnancy,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship

Sid And Nancy (1986)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Sid And Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. This is why Sid And Nancy (1986) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002). (Read More)

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Characters:policeman
Story:police car,  obscene finger gesture,  toilet,  gay slur,  vomiting,  bus,  mirror,  beating,  fire,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  police

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Characters:homosexual
Story:police car,  car accident,  self inflicted gunshot wound,  trailer trash,  dreadlocks,  trailer home,  older woman younger man relationship,  toilet,  gay slur,  neo noir,  pistol,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  gun,  police

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Narc (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Narc (2002)

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads, informants turn up dead, Nick's wife is unhappy he's back on the street, Henry's protective of the dead cop's wife. Nick reads and re-reads the case file, broods, watches Oak's heavy-handed style, sometimes joining in. The brass want to close out the case, Nick and Henry stay on it, and bits of evidence point them to an auto body shop. What actually happened; will Nick ever know? (Read More)

Characters:friend
Story:detroit michigan,  obscene finger gesture,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  marijuana,  car,  neo noir,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  police

Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like 8 Mile (2002)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Locations:bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Story:police car,  car accident,  irreverence,  recording,  racial slur,  gay slur,  watching tv,  car,  neo noir,  pistol,  mother daughter relationship,  gun,  police

Notorious (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Music

Notorious (2009)

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream." (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:car accident,  rhyme,  rap music,  premarital sex,  single mother,  beating,  pregnancy,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  gun

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