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, strong violent content, criminal heroes, deadly, siblings relations, rivalry, social decay, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto ...
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 serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Clash: Blue Spring (2001), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006), Stryker (2004), Bullet Boy (2004), Five Star (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school life, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, youth, redemption, society, crimes, urban ghetto, murder, deadly, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
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90%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, danger, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, family problems, crimes, teenage life, youth, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 529
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, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: manhood, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, single parent, youth, coming of age, haunted by the past, gang, society, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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73%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, gang, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, police corruption, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, society, youth, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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71%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, life is a bitch, youth, urban ghetto life, society, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
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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, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, parents and children, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, clever ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, law enforcement, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, parents and children, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: graffiti, gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, crimes, kids in trouble, society, youth, politics, street art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, school shooting, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, vengeance, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, society, deadly, life is a bitch, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, teenage life, going straight, criminal heroes, kids in trouble, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, teenage life, social decay, realism, society, social problems, gang war, rebellion, working class ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: orphan, life is a bitch, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, buddies, society, friends, cons and scams, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: gloomy, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, crime, teenage life, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, youth, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, starting over, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, friendship, youth, uninhibited rivalry, friends, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, family relations, rich and poor, woman in danger, social decay, life is a bitch, sexual harassment, urban ghetto life, youth, family problems, gender, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 645
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: emotional, serious, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: asthma, single mother, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, drug dealing, youth, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 111
Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 562
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, sincere, tense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, realism, youth, strong violent content, society, coming of age, teenage rebellion, teen angst, troubled youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, society, addiction, urban ghetto life, teenage prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, society, danger, friends, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 283
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, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: politics, racism, friendship, life is a bitch, orphan, juvenile delinquency, social decay, vengeance, injustice, society, culture clash, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, coming of age, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crime, society, lifestyle, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, parents and children, family relations, crimes, youth, hollywood, wristwatch, protective male, saying grace, woman wearing a miniskirt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 230
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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, crimes, family problems, youth, realism, gang, dysfunctional family, profanity, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, rebelliousness, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 153
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, young lovers, vengeance, crimes, crime, gang, dishonesty, law enforcement, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, unlikely criminals, family relations, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, racism, juvenile delinquency, social decay, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, city life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%