Movies like Bully

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Bully (2001)
 6.9
 34K
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, bleak, stylized, gloomy, melancholic, rough, serious, cinema verite, sexual ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, teenage rape, rivalry, gay slur, teenage sex, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, crimes, social decay, teenager, bullying, friendship, drugs, violence, rape, sociopath, nihilism, hopelessness, society, white trash, love, beach ...
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, serious, disturbing and harsh films with plots about violence, brutality, runaway, murder, storytelling, mentor and vengeance mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bully: Ken Park (2002), Kids (1995), Monster (2003), Alpha Dog (2006), Christiane F. (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
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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, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, incest, sexual relations, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, masturbation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 70K
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, puberty, underage sex, coming of age, virginity, innocence lost, first sex, urban ghetto life, youth, teenage life, street kid, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 130K
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, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 97K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 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, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.6
 21K
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, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, destructive relationship, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 10K
The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, abortion, bullying, strong sexual content, crime, young lovers, gang, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ 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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, friendship, drug dealing, heist, murder, robbery, crime, buddies, society, small time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 30K
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, gang rape, sexual abuse, injustice, violence against women, rape victim, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington state, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 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, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, male prostitution, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, pedophile, youth, self discovery, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, profanity, single mother, nightclub, true crime, female criminal, capital punishment, crimes, society, danger, couples ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, youth, on the run, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 113K
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: rape, violence, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, anal rape, sadism, strong sexual content, brutality, rape and revenge, sexual cruelty, party, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 41K
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: bleak, serious, sincere, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, poverty, downfall, human trafficking, social decay, teenage life, teenage prostitution, forced prostitution, redemption, youth ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, russia, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 54K
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: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 14K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, sociopath, gun, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 132K
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, talky, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, best friends, teenage life, lifestyle, society, student life, danger, strong sexual content, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ 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, intense, harsh, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, friends, youth, society, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 35K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, teenage life, dishonesty, hidden identity, nazism, obsession, murder, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 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, bleak, disturbing, controversial, intense ...
Plot: strong sexual content, rape and revenge, prostitute, murder, violent sex, violence, rape, nihilism, obsession, sexual relations, on the road, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 162K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gangsters, crime, corruption, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, illness, crimes, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1995, year 2011, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, police investigation, psychopath, drug use, deadly, crimes, rivalry, slasher, youth, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.7
 118K
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, suspenseful, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, african american, poverty, coming of age, friendship, street gang, hip hop, police brutality, machismo, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: brutality, prison, convict, criminal, murder, judge, drug use, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, self destructing, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto life, gang war, juvenile delinquency, street gang, society, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, love, passion, crime, crimes, best friends ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual abuse, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, investigation, society, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1976, year 1962
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, addiction, sexual relations, society, apprentice, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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