Movies like Bullet Boy

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Bullet Boy (2004)
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local rude boy. The trouble escalates into a series of tit-for-tat incidents that threaten to spiral out of control. Ricky's 12-year-old brother Curtis, hero-worships Ricky, though he appears smart enough to know he doesn't want to follow his example. Yet, despite the stern warnings from his mother and support from her friends in the community, might Ricky's bad boy allure be too attractive for Curtis to resist?
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, life is a bitch, going straight, social decay, kids in trouble, teenage life, crimes, youth, gang, orphan, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, rivalry, vengeance, urban ghetto life, social misfits, gangsters, prison, child uses gun, friends, family relations, parents and children, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe

Most similar movies to Bullet Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, urban ghetto life and urban ghetto mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bullet Boy: Top Boy (2011), Sket (2011), Small Faces (1996), Streeters (2001), Gang Tapes (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gang, ambitious, teenage life, leader, life is a bitch, ambition, poverty, gang war, rivalry, youth, right hand man, struggle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
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65%
 7.0
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Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, rich and poor, siblings relations, teenage life, society, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 495
Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, bleak, realistic
Plot: social decay, gang, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, youth, drug dealing, society, police corruption, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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55%
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 6.1
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, life is a bitch, teenage life, going straight, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, kids in trouble, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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54%
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Faced with the harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto, 13-year old Benjie (Larry B. Scott) turns to heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother (Cicely Tyson) and her boyfriend (Paul Winfield) must sacrifice to help him overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: ghetto, hopes, society, misfit, urban, opposites attract, juvenile delinquency, youth, drug dealing, social decay, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s
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53%
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On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: touching, rough, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, gang, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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51%
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, rivalry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang, high school life, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, estrangement, nightlife, teenage life, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
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49%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: going straight, juvenile delinquency, gang, youth, crimes, redemption, society, law enforcement, urban ghetto, murder, deadly, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, school shooting, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, kids in trouble, social misfits, hardcase students, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, gang, teenage life, life is a bitch, crimes, society, kids in trouble, youth, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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47%
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Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: corporal punishment, teenage life, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, orphan, friendship, boarding school life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 463
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, friends, society, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, dysfunctional family, family problems, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
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Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, urban ghetto, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, teenage life, vengeance, starting over, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, politics, mayor, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, police corruption, society, rivalry, youth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious, controversial ...
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, drug smuggling, teenage life, hardcase students, misfit, urban ghetto life, addiction, high school, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, china, asia
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43%
 6.2
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, social misfits, city life, prank, teenage life, gory, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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43%
Movie in collections
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, dealing with death, criminal heroes, coming of age, optimism, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, friends, social decay, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, family relations, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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42%
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Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, society, misfit, drug abuse, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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41%
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Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: racism, politics, immigrants, life is a bitch, friendship, social decay, juvenile delinquency, orphan, culture clash, injustice, society, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 153
1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, homeless, pregnancy, society, family problems, youth, dysfunctional family, love, urban ghetto life, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.3
 111
Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, friendship, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, youth, sexual abuse, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto life, teenage prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, coming of age, society, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, graphic violence, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, urban ghetto life, police investigation, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, misfit, society, human nature, coming of age, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bobby G. lives life on the edge in this real, raw New York street drama. Bobby is a small-time coke dealer, always on the hustle but rarely successful. He lives in Hell's Kitchen with his Puerto Rican girlfriend Lucy, who makes ends meet as a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, society, urban, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, danger, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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