Movies like Bullet Boy

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Bullet Boy
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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, social decay, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, criminal heroes, coming of age, crimes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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The Rose Seller
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Family Life
Drama
UK
108 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and rough films with plots about society, life is a bitch, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life and urban ghetto mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Bullet Boy: Small Faces (1996), Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), Strays (1997), The Rose Seller (1998), On the Outs (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Small Faces
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 ...
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Plot: working class, gang, dysfunctional family, coming of age, violence, artist, gangs, juvenile delinquency, brutality, ghetto, violent, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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Bobby G. Can't Swim
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban, juvenile delinquency, crime, ocean or sea, downfall, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, down on your luck, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich
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, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, going straight, parents and children, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, drug abuse, social decay ...
Time: 70s
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System:   76%
    User:   84%
 
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Strays
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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, urban, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Rose Seller
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, prostitute, crime, drug dealing, rich and poor, addiction, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, drug abuse ...
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On the Outs
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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.
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Plot: city life, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, prison, single mother ...
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Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
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Squeeze
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, realism, gas station, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, crime, social misfits, urban, drug dealing, going straight, innocence lost, friendship ...
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Clash
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, crime, urban ghetto, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, violence spree, politics, mayor, social decay, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   78%
 
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Rodents
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, drug dealing, crime, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
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Adulthood
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, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, going straight, starting over, vengeance, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Pure
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, single parent, dealing with death, going straight, friendship, drug abuse, parents and children, drug addiction, drug dealer, waitress, heroin, birthday ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: gang, urban, urban ghetto, single parent, forbidden love, crime, friendship, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, teenage love, coming of age ...
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Genre: Drama
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
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Lana's Rain
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: crime, immigrants, drugs/alcohol, urban, crimes, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, gangsters, prostitute, starting over, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bosnia herzegovina
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Thicker Than Water
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, urban, rise and fall, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new orleans, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
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Abandoned
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: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, human spirit, innocence lost, friendship, parents and children, boarding school life, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
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Without Destination
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: surreal, serious, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: punk, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, teenage life, strong sexual content, urban, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   53%
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Johnny
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: realism, gang, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, downfall, urban, sexual abuse, addiction, down on your luck, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Wild Bill
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: realism, parents and children, crime, crimes, family relations, gang, gangsters, single parent, parole, british, drug dealer, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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15: The Movie
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, friendship, misfit, hardcase students, high school, juvenile delinquency, masturbation, urban, social misfits, coming of age, urban ghetto, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, singapore
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
Straight Out of Brooklyn
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, drug dealing, urban, going straight, interracial relations, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Like a Puppet Out of Strings
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, juvenile delinquency, urban, siblings relations, urban ghetto, murder, urban ghetto life, crimes, society, family relations, gang, going straight ...
Time: future
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White Irish Drinkers
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, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, urban, innocence lost, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, working class, coming of age, city life, crimes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   50%
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Family Life
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, going straight, human nature, doctors and patients, dysfunctional family, parents and children, schizophrenia, siblings relations, pregnancy, family in crisis, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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System:   49%
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Bloody Kids
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gory, social decay, urban, teenage life, kids in trouble, crimes, society, youth, gangsters, social misfits, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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Streeters
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: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch, society, youth, gang, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Mirage
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of Macedonia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, dedicated educator, single parent, rehabilitation, school, friendship, village, parents and children, urban ghetto, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, france, macedonia, bosnia ...
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System:   46%
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Lost Angels
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: rough, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, suburban life, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, kids in trouble, estrangement, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Acts of Worship
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, downfall, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, rehabilitation, friendship, addiction, destructive relationship, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
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