Movies like Clash 2009

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Clash (2009)
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Clash (2009)
Original name: Engkwentro
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 murderous vigilantes.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, politics, mayor, teenage life, crimes, youth, family relations, crime, life is a bitch, violence spree, police corruption, urban ghetto life, moral dilemma, juvenile delinquency, vigilantism, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, social decay, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines

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Most similar movies to Clash

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, youth, juvenile delinquency and crime mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Clash: Five Star (2014), Bullet Boy (2004), Cymbeline (2014), Sket (2011), Stryker (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, tense, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, gang, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, single parent, youth, crime, urban ghetto life, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 6.4
 2K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, parents and children, criminal heroes, gangsters, social decay, family problems, dysfunctional family, orphan, gang, youth, vengeance, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 3.8
 3K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: family relations, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, law enforcement, master criminal, gang, betrayal, police corruption, rivalry, intrigue, parents and children, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.7
 2K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, life is a bitch, society, youth, rivalry, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 183
Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, uninhibited rivalry, immigrants, danger, youth, rivalry, teenage life, crimes, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, going straight, hopes, siblings relations, city life, crime, murder, youth, society, urban, crimes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto life, crime, crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, society, urban ghetto, friends, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, crimes, school, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.1
 22
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, disturbing, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, political corruption, society, moral dilemma, rivalry, social decay, danger, woman in danger, state affairs, down on your luck, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 11K
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: realistic, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, vengeance, teenage life, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, criminal's revenge, youth, starting over, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 3K
Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: high school, crimes, leadership, friendship, rivalry, school, gang, student life, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: high school, hardcase students, teachers and students, teenage life, crime, social misfits, dedicated educator, vengeance, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 2K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, friendship, friends, gang, youth, society, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, street kid, orphan, alcohol abuse, society, urban, injustice, lifestyle, addiction, on the run, survival, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 484
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: touching, serious, bleak, sincere, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, social decay, innocence lost, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: teenage pregnancy, drug dealer, single mother, prison, asthma, life is a bitch, social misfits, urban ghetto life, city life, teenage life, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: youth, teaching the ways of the world, crime, deadly, buddies, street kid, social decay, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, friends, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 151
Brain Drain (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fideo and Panta are two teenage rascals and thieves who dream of traveling to "the promised land", the United States. Rambling between good and evil, roc and tango, this is an action story turned romance when the two youngsters fall in ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, young lovers, rivalry, gang, youth, vengeance, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfulfillment, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, frame up, rise and fall, society, rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, street kid, ambition, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Bling Ring (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At the center of one of Hollywood's most notorious burglary rings in 2009 was a group of average, middle-class teens from a quiet suburb. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how Nick, a shy, awkward boy, lured by the promise of popularity ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, youth, hollywood, mob of reporters, facebook, protective male, champagne ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 210
War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, teenage life, realism, family problems, gang, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, youth, drugs/alcohol, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 398
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, criminal heroes, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, coming of age, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, social decay, society, store, urban, youth, politics, juvenile delinquency, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.1
 372
Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: sexy, disturbing, sexual, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, police corruption, teenage life, love and romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 43
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, starting over, urban ghetto, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, going straight, ghetto, father son relationship, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, urban, society, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, crime, gangsters, life is a bitch, redemption, downfall, gang, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 1K
Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, youth, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, moral dilemma, society, family relations, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 4K
Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, life is a bitch, friendship, juvenile delinquency, family problems, gang, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 276
Fratricide (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
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: realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: politics, racism, fall in love, life is a bitch, village life, immigrants, golden years, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, crime, vengeance, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 555
Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: realism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, coming of age, teen angst, teenage rebellion, teenager, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%