Movies like Bully

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Bully (2001)
 6.9
 33K
Bully (2001)
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, realistic, stylized, gloomy, melancholic, bleak, rough, serious, sexual, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, rivalry, teenage rape, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, teenage sex, crimes, social decay, teenager, bullying, friendship, drugs, violence, sociopath, nihilism, hopelessness, society, love, beach, voyeur, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city

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Most similar movies to Bully

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, harsh, serious and disturbing films with plots about brutality, violence, runaway, storytelling, violent, vengeance and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bully: Ken Park (2002), Kids (1995), Monster (2003), Another Day in Paradise (1998), Alpha Dog (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 28K
Ken Park (2002)
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: sexual, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, incest, erection, teenage sex, sexual relations, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, masturbation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 69K
Kids (1995)
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, puberty, urban ghetto life, underage sex, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 126K
Monster (2003)
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, psychological, disturbing, harsh, depressing ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, rape, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
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, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, heist, drug dealing, murder, robbery, crime, teenage life, buddies, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 96K
Alpha Dog (2006)
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: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, crime, shot to death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 20K
Christiane F. (1981)
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: rough, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, drug dealing, lifestyle, society, youth, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
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, serious, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: murder, obsession, true crime, nightclub, female criminal, capital punishment, single mother, vengeance, deadly, danger, love and romance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 29K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, injustice, violence against women, gang rape, lawyer, rape victim, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, bar ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 3K
Party Girl (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A student will do anything to become part of the "in-crowd" at the exclusive school she attends in New York.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, school, coming of age, dysfunctional family, jealousy, schoolgirl, teenage life, teenage love, high school life, juvenile delinquency, best friends, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 9K
L.I.E. (2001)
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, realistic, bleak, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, male prostitution, juvenile delinquency, pedophile, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquent, older man younger man relationship, death of mother, family relations, suburbs, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 128K
Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, juvenile delinquency, party, female friendship, best friends, teenage life, lifestyle, society, student life, sex, danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 114K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, tragic event, football, favoritism, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 6K
Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, child rape, prostitution, juvenile delinquency, street kid, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, youth, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 33K
Apt Pupil (1998)
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: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, crimes, human nature, disorder, high school, teenage life, dishonesty, hidden identity, nazism, obsession, murder, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: california, usa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 40K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, teenage life, social decay, human trafficking, rape, redemption, youth, forced prostitution ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, mcdonald's restaurant, denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 53K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, couple relations, rivalry, breaking point ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 109K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, sexual perversion, sadism, rape and revenge, sexual cruelty, party, brutality, cruelty, woman in danger, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Doom Generation (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
Style: surreal, disturbing, dark humor, witty, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, violence, surrealism, murder, love triangle, drifter, controversy, severed head, friendship, nihilism, shoplifting, threesome ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 40K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, investigation, parents and children, youth, family in crisis, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crime, tragic event, best friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 111K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, vandalism, childhood, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, crimes, violence, ex convict, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 16K
Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, rape, prostitute, rape and revenge, murder, sexual abuse, violence, nihilism, obsession, sexual relations, on the road, men hatred ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, loss of friend, racial slur, african american, homecoming, juvenile delinquency, marijuana, urban ghetto life, street kid ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 13K
At Close Range (1986)
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: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, gun, rape, sociopath, crime, family life, family in crisis, siblings relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, sexual abuse, homosexual, pedophilia, male rape, child molestation, homosexuality, teenage life, life is a bitch, gay slur, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1981, 1990s ...
Place: usa, kansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 17K
Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: school, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, teenage life, social decay, friendship, coming of age, theft, pregnancy, gang, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 35K
Chopper (2000)
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, stylized, disturbing, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: prison, brutality, stabbing, convict, murder, judge, drug use, prostitute, criminal, nightclub, tattoo, trial ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, drug dealing, drug overdose, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, overdose, rivalry, youth, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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