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, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, youth, gang, friendship, friends, family relations, orphan, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, hopes, urban ghetto life, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, urban, social misfits, criminal heroes, city life, siblings relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Bullet Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, crimes and teenage life mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Bullet Boy: Small Faces (1996), Strays (1997), Adulthood (2008), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), Squeeze (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, leadership, teenage life, society, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: ghetto, hopes, urban ghetto life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, social misfits, social decay, going straight ...
Time: 70s
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88%
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, family relations, urban ghetto, friends, buddies, going straight, couples, drug dealing, urban, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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81%
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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, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, vengeance, starting over, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, city life, life is a bitch, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, gang, dysfunctional family, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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78%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, urban ghetto, friends, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crime, urban ghetto life, hopes, city life, crimes, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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77%
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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: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, urban, society, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, prank, youth, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, social decay, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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75%
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Rodents (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, juvenile delinquency, orphan, dysfunctional family, gang, youth, family problems, innocence lost, society, urban, family relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
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75%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: crime, city life, juvenile delinquency, family relations, urban ghetto, gang, law enforcement, going straight, deadly, society, urban, crimes ...
Time: future
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74%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, society, urban, coming of age, working class, juvenile delinquency, hopes, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, crime, teenage life, urban ghetto life, crimes, rivalry, urban ghetto, society, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, social misfits, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, haunted by the past, gang, youth, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, scotland, england, europe
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73%
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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, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, society, lifestyle, teenage life, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, on the run, survival, injustice, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, urban, orphan, addiction, prostitute, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
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73%
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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, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, drug dealer, single mother, prison, asthma, juvenile delinquency, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, social misfits, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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73%
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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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, siblings relations, urban ghetto, family relations, police corruption, vigilantism, youth, juvenile delinquency, deadly, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: crimes, social misfits, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, police corruption, youth, drug dealing, society, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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68%
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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: realistic, sincere, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, high school life, misfit, juvenile delinquency, high school, drugs/alcohol, friends, kids in trouble, friendship, urban, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: friendship, misfit, gang, juvenile delinquency, masturbation, addiction, high school, social decay, coming of age, gangsters, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, china, asia
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68%
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Lana's Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This powerful, hard-edged crime drama explores the dark side of the American immigrant experience and dares to ask, "How far would you go to survive?" Lana’s only chance to escape the war-torn Balkans is her long-lost brother, Darko, a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, gloomy
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, immigrants, siblings relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, crimes, city life, survival, prostitute, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bosnia herzegovina
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67%
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, orphan, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, family problems, boarding school life, down on your luck, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
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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: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, gang, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, campaign, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto life, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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65%
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: atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, youth, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, teenage life, urban ghetto life, crimes, prostitute, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: rough, serious, bleak, tense, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, juvenile delinquency, manhood, society, youth, single parent, drug dealing, crimes, adolescence vs adulthood, haunted by the past, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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65%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, biting, serious, psychological
Plot: unemployment, youth, friendship, family relations, power relations, friends, coming of age, social decay, life is a bitch, down on your luck, society, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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64%
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Concrete Night (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, stylized
Plot: coming of age, realism, innocence lost, family problems, self discovery, family relations, protecting from truth, youth, single parent, society, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: racism, drug dealing, teenage life, criminal heroes, on the run, vengeance, coming of age, heist, gang, society, courtroom drama, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Federal Hill (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young are immersed in drugs, crime and violence. Everything changes when one of the guys in the band know love.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, youth, gangsters, college, best friends, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, working class, friends, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa, new jersey, canada
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63%
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, rough, realistic
Plot: graffiti, urban ghetto, social decay, police corruption, police station, gang, urban, store, society, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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63%
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, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, school, friends, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%