Movies like Bully

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Bully
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, rough, sexual, interesting, gloomy, harsh, brutal ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, vengeance, sexual abuse, crime gone awry, bullying, coming of age, drugs, violence, rape, teenager, male nudity, drug abuse, revenge, high school, drinking, strong sexual content, pornography, friendship, guilt, adolescence, death, sexualized violence, innocence lost, brutality, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
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Monster
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Germany, USA
109 min.
 7.3
American History X
Crime, Drama
USA
119 min.
 8.5
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Most similar movies to Bully

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and disturbing films with plots about mentor, brutality, runaway, violence, violent, murder and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Bully: Ken Park (2002), Kids (1995), The Powers That Be (2005), Monster (2003), Alpha Dog (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ken Park
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, serious, erotic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sex, teenager, dysfunctional family, incest, male nudity, coming of age, child abuse, violence, suicide, realism, pornography, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, australia
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 7.0
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Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: virginity, aids, innocence lost, coming of age, drugs, sex, weed, drug abuse, teenager, violence, marijuana, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   67%
    User:   100%
 
The Powers That Be
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexual, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, teenager, gangsters, culture clash, drugs, coming of age, high school, gang, realism, drugs/alcohol, nudity (topless - notable), violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
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 7.3
 120K
Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, prostitution, rape, sexual abuse, murder, prostitute, death penalty, mental illness, lesbian, betrayal, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   100%
 
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crime, marijuana, friendship, drinking, violence, drugs/alcohol, murder, greed, drugs, gangsters, weed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Auto Focus
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, sexual, dark ...
Plot: obsession, addiction, friendship, pornography, murder, infidelity, male nudity, drugs, hollywood, sex addict, actor's life, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1965 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, high school, small town, crime, teenager, drugs, drinking, friendship, brutality, teacher, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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The Basketball Diaries
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, basketball, rebellion, drug addiction, drugs, pornography, drinking, brutality, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.7
 7K
The Krays
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, murder, gangster, twins, organized crime, violence, brutality, male nudity, mob, violent, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 218K
Blow
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Another Day in Paradise
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: crime, violence, drug abuse, addiction, murder, drugs, brutality, drug addiction, drinking, heroin, crime gone awry, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 7.2
 9K
L.I.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gay, pornography, single father, friendship, sexuality, sex, suburbs, drinking, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
My Crazy Life
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangs, death, urban, drug dealing, drugs, unlikely friendships, crime, pornography, classic car ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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 76K
The Bling Ring
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Style: stylized, sexy, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, obsession, juvenile delinquency, high school, drugs/alcohol, greed, teenagers, thief, stupidity, unlikely criminals, burglary, celebrity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 7.3
 29K
Mean Creek
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, vengeance, guilt, bullying, revenge, teenager, violence, prank, drinking, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
 7.6
 19K
Christiane F.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, prostitution, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, drugs, drug addiction, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, tragedy, death, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, poland, west berlin west germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 7.2
 34K
Chopper
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, stylized, cynical, serious ...
Plot: crime, prison, violence, brutality, australian, blood, drinking, murder, drugs/alcohol, violent, gangsters, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 6.6
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All Over Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, homosexuality, drugs, gay, lesbian, murder, punk, drugs/alcohol, adolescence, relationships, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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 7.2
 7K
American Me
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, violence, crime, gang, blood, mafia, revenge, rape, buddies, gangs, violent, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
 6.7
 32K
Apt Pupil
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, manipulation, high school, torture, nazi, obsession, male nudity, nazis, death, jews, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
10 Rillington Place
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, british, death, unlikely criminals, police investigation, death penalty, social differences, justice, greed, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: england, london, boston, europe, usa ...
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 7.6
 4K
Bandit Queen
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination, poverty, sexual abuse, brutality, rape, revenge, violence, redemption, indians, sexualized violence, life & death ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
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System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 6.9
 41K
Joe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, coming of age, child abuse, small town, homeless, friendship, violence, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, violent, mentor, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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 7.0
 12K
At Close Range
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Dance with a Stranger
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, reflective, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, crime, vengeance, tragedy, adultery, relationships, visceral, dangerous attraction, british, brutality, death ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
 7.6
 85K
Boys Don't Cry
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: small town, rape, murder, sex, sexuality, prejudice, identity, friendship, tragedy, brutality, cross dressing, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
 7.5
 12K
Sweet Sixteen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: crime, heroin, dysfunctional family, coming of age, prison, friendship, british, teenager, realism, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 

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 7.8
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Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
An American Crime
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, crime, guilt, murder, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, courtroom, sexual abuse, brutality, domestic disturbance, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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