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Contrary to popular belief, the events depicted in the film Spring Breakers are not at all appropriate for a spring break getaway. A strange drug dealer named Alien meets four young women while they are on vacation (including Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez). The four women are soon dragged into the criminal underworld by Alien, and things quickly go from bad to worse.
A24, which released Spring Breakers as its third film, has since grown into a major player in the independent film industry. And it’s been done ten times before.
This list of ten films similar to Spring Breakers is a must-see for everyone.
1. Kids (1995)
When it was released in 1995, the film Kids sparked a great deal of debate. However, this does not negate the fact that it has merit. Teens, like the young adults in Spring Breakers, are preoccupied with partying, using drugs, and having flings. So, here we are, midway through spring break.
Spring break in New York City, where Only Kids takes place, lasts all of one day. Critics gave Kids a tepid reception after it was given an NC-17 rating due to its crude and explicit content. Some of them, like Roger Ebert, gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, saying it was good but not great.
2. Trash Humpers (2009)
Trash Humpers isn’t the most enjoyable show to watch, to be honest. No one knows for sure, but it’s hard to say. Both films were directed by the same person, which is only appropriate.
Trash Humpers is an extremely low-budget black comedy film shot on an old VHS tape to give it a homegrown, genuine, and retro vibe. It follows a group of elderly sociopaths who live in squalor in Nashville, Tennessee’s ghettos. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 59 percent, which is significantly higher than the usual score for a film of this nature. It’s an indication of how good it is. Quality, albeit divisive quality.
3. The Beach Bum (2019)
Harmony Korine, the man behind Spring Breakers and Trash Humpers, returns with The Beach Bum. The Beach Bum, like those two films, has divided audiences. Fans of Matthew McConaughey, on the other hand, must see this film.
McConaughey’s performance was praised by critics and audiences alike, and many expected him to win a major award for it. He obviously did not, despite the fact that he could have and should have done so. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
4. Mister Lonely (2007)
Yes, it’s yet another film directed by Harmony Korine. Spring Breakers fans will likely enjoy Korine’s previous work because of his distinct filming and writing styles. An impersonator of Marilyn Monroe plays the lead role in the 2007 film Mister Lonely, which follows the man in question to a commune.
Here he meets other celebrities like the Pope, Madonna, and James Dean impersonators. It’s utterly bizarre, but that’s what director Harmony Korine excels at.
5. Good Time (2017)
Style, speed, and outlandish lunacy abound in Good Time. Spring Breakers fans, rejoice! The Safdie brothers directed Good Time, which opened to positive reviews when it was released in 2017.
There was unanimous praise from critics (92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) for the film’s unique sense of style, brilliant editing, and overall excitement of the plot. Robert Pattinson’s performance was especially well received. Some might even say that Spring Breakers wanted to be in a place like Good Time!
6. The Bling Ring (2013)
Despite having a stellar cast and crew, The Bling Ring was a flop in 2013. Among the film’s notable cast are Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and Leslie Mann. The film is directed by Sofia Coppola and written by her. As for the plot itself, it revolves around a gang of shallow and materialistic teenagers known as The Bling Ring who follow celebrities on social media and rob their homes armed with that information.
It involves a small group of young women who break the rules for their own benefit, similar to the Spring Breakers. I really like it.
7. Inherent Vice (2014)
Inherent Vice, the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson, is another triumph. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello, a well-intentioned but ultimately ineffective private investigator (and a heavy smoker) assigned to look into the disappearances of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
For those familiar with Paul Thomas Anderson’s work, the film is far more complex than its simple premise would imply. However, if you enjoy films about seedy underbelly characters, this one is for you. When it comes to actors, there is no one better than Joaquin Phoenix.
8. Uncut Gems (2019)
A24’s Uncut Gems has a lot in common with films like Spring Breakers and Good Time, and it’s no exception here. Uncut Gems is a fast-moving band that appreciates style and a fast pace, just like them. Like them, it tells a tale of inexperienced criminals getting into deep trouble in the seedy underbelly of the criminal underworld.
In the end, it’s all tragic for them. People who have seen Uncut Gems believe that the Safdie brothers have refined their craft and style with this film. It’s truly a work of art.
9. Ken Park (2002)
Let’s see one more movie with Harmony Korine. That being said, Ken Park is unique in that Korine only contributed to the screenplay; Larry Clark and Edward Lachman collaborated on the direction of the film.
Ken Park follows a group of young adults/older teenagers, this time in Visalia, California, like Spring Breakers. Their parents and guardians have abused them both physically and mentally, leaving these teenagers vulnerable. It wouldn’t be a Korine film without the trademark gloom.
10. Heaven Knows What (2014)
The Safdie brothers are back with another film, Heaven Knows What, and it follows in the same vein as Good Time and Uncut Gems.
In this film, Arielle Holmes, a former heroin addict, lives on the streets of New York City. The Safdie brothers stumbled upon her while filming Uncut Gems, and Josh Safdie offered to pay her to write a memoir after learning about her remarkable life story.
Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie used this unpublished memoir as the basis for Heaven Knows What, which they wrote (or adapted).
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