Rumble Fish ★★★★

Although there are many similarities to The Outsiders, I have always felt that Rumble Fish was the better movie. It may not have quite the same amount of young stars but it has enough (Dillon, Rourke, Cage, Lane, Chris Penn) and also features little roles for Laurence Fishburne, Tom Waits, and Dennis Hopper. It's very stylised, which can mean some viewers dislike the performances and/or fight scenes, but the mostly black and white cinematography is gorgeous and it hammers home the main point with an abundance of poetry that makes up for the lack of subtlety.