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, vigilantism, juvenile delinquency, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, social decay, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life and youth mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Clash: Five Star (2014), Bullet Boy (2004), Cymbeline (2014), Stryker (2004), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006). 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, bleak, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, criminal heroes, single parent, drug dealing, youth, family relations, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, crime, haunted by the past, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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95%
 6.5
 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, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, family relations, friends, parents and children, siblings relations, city life, hopes, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement, master criminal, family relations, infidelity, gang, parents and children, crime, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.7
 182
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gang, urban, urban ghetto, innocence lost, teenage life, crimes, society, rivalry, youth, danger, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: siblings relations, hopes, family relations, urban ghetto, youth, juvenile delinquency, murder, gang, redemption, urban, society, life is a bitch ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, rivalry, society, urban ghetto, friends, gang, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing
Plot: workplace, woman in danger, danger, society, moral dilemma, rivalry, dishonesty, social decay, down on your luck, life is a bitch, state affairs, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines
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75%
 7.1
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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, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, human nature, misfit, introspection, society, crimes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, teenage life, starting over, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ghetto life, crime, society, social decay, teenage life, rivalry, urban ghetto, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: high school, student life, crimes, friendship, rivalry, school, gang, life is a bitch, hanging, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: high school, hardcase students, social misfits, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, youth, vengeance, psychopath, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, violence spree ...
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, exciting, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: power relations, friends, urban ghetto, friendship, teenage life, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, juvenile delinquency, gang, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: gang, street kid, kids in trouble, coming of age, lifestyle, urban, society, alcohol abuse, urban ghetto, survival, on the run, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 640
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: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, prison, single mother, life is a bitch, gang, addiction, pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, misfit, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 480
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, realistic, sincere, bleak, serious
Plot: urban ghetto life, society, gang, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, coming of age, youth, drug dealing, police corruption, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 149
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: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: youth, rivalry, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, vengeance, kids in trouble, young lovers, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: youth, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, power relations, friends, street kid, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, juvenile delinquency, social worker, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 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: rough, captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, street kid, dishonesty, ambition, rivalry, rise and fall, society, vengeance, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang war, siblings relations, crime, family problems, ethnic, gang, society, vengeance, rivalry, friendship, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 204
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: realistic, bleak, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: teenage life, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, rebelliousness, gang, dysfunctional family, realism, family problems, youth, crimes, drugs/alcohol, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: graffiti, crimes, life is a bitch, city life, urban ghetto life, crime, social misfits, politics, police station, police corruption, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 365
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: sexual, rough, disturbing, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, drug dealing, murder, dishonesty, teenage life, deadly, couples, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, going straight, urban ghetto, hopes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, starting over, father son relationship, gangster, ghetto
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, city life, crime, down on your luck, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, ocean or sea, urban ghetto, redemption ...
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, rough, bleak, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, family relations, society, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, family problems
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 275
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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: politics, racism, gory, injustice, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, interracial relations, crime, immigrants, down on your luck, social decay, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 551
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, bleak, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: social decay, realism, society, crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, coming of age, teenage rebellion, teen angst, teenager, troubled youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing
Plot: sexual abuse, family problems, social decay, gender, urban, youth, woman in danger, urban ghetto, family relations, rich and poor, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, partners, crime, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, criminal's revenge, crimes, going straight, friends, urban ghetto, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new orleans, california, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%