Movies like The New Kids

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The New Kids (1985)
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The New Kids (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
Style: tense, rough, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: amusement park, gang, kidnapping, orphan, small town, bully, school dance, pursuit, chase, bullying, redneck, decapitation, teenage life, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, violence spree, danger, family problems, siblings relations, sexual abuse, street gang, high school, attempted rape, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa

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Most similar movies to The New Kids

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, violence, crimes, blood, revenge, deadly and teenager mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The New Kids: Massacre at Central High (1976), Class of 1984 (1982), The Killing Kind (1973), The Brotherhood of Justice (1986), Jack's Back (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, pursuit, psychopath, prank, rivalry, gang, revenge, dead teenager, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 70s
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Class of 1984 (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Andy is a new teacher at a inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. There is metal detectors at the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and ...
Style: cult film, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: gang, high school, school, juvenile delinquency, vigilante, teacher, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, teenage life, punk, music teacher ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
The Killing Kind (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother, whose boarding house he resides ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, psychopath, strong violent content, strong sexual content, family problems, gory, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
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37%
The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "watching people", but things quickly get ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: high school, gang, school, vigilantism, vigilante, student, vengeance, teenage life, crimes, youth, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jack's Back (1988)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder of a prostitute, police investigation, serial killer, prostitute, murder, woman in danger, psychopath, hypnosis, scalpel, twins, crime, wannabe ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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35%
Black Circle Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man moves to a new town after experiencing a tragedy and becomes involved with a gang of Satan-worshipping teens who believe they have supernatural powers. But by the time he realises he’s in too deep, it may be too late to escape.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: gang, occult, dysfunctional family, heavy metal culture, social decay, juvenile delinquency, leadership, friendship, teenage life, violence spree, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, child abduction, serial killer, 911, danger, psycho, investigation, youth, murder, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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32%
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, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, opposites attract, high school life, high school, woman in danger, murder, who done it, graphic violence, gory, teenage life, profanity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Plot: stephen king, ghost, high school, family in danger, haunted by the past, murder, supernatural, train, tunnel, bully, supernatural ability, school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, confined, crimes, isolation, survival, rivalry, mind game, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Candy Snatchers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, dismemberment, store, sexual relations, crime, crime gone awry, gang, confined, criminal heroes, mute or deaf, domestic disturbance, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sick Girl (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Izzy is raising her younger brother, Kevin, by herself. Their parents are deceased and her older brother, Rusty, is away in the Marines. When Izzy learns that her little brother is being bullied at school, she does what any unstable, psychopathic, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, revenge, gory, psychopath, crimes, youth, mentally unstable, vengeance, death in the family, kidnapping, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, student, massacre, suicide, bomb, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, high school life, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, single parent, drug dealing, murder, ghetto, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Jimmy and Judy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two misunderstood suburban kids challenge society and run from the police while documenting all of their deeds with a digital camera.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murderous pair, lovers on the run, on the run, vandalism, revenge, teenage life, society, danger, love, high school, murder, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wrong turn on a jazz singer's road trip results in her car breaking down near an isolated lodge run by a faded starlet and a young, homicidal Elvis impersonator.
Style: offbeat, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, injustice, racism, woman in danger, rivalry, wedding, redneck, rape, car, backwoods, contests and competitions, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, banned film, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, abduction, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, crime, gang war, society, confined, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter. In the first, an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond. In the second, a wounded man on the run from ...
Style: anthology, slasher, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: voodoo, necrophilia, american civil war, murder, supernatural, swamp, civil war, librarian, deadly, soldier, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, year 1933, 1950s, 1930s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.
Style: suspenseful, tense, semi serious, realistic
Plot: group shower, high school, kidnapping, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, prank, teenage life, teachers and students, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, gothic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, obsession, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, high school, child abuse, police, mental illness, incest, coach ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: tense, slasher, rough, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, psychopath, violence spree, hostage, crime, crimes, confined, hostages, journalism, misogynist, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, danger, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, investigation, psychiatrist, fear, death of brother, high school, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: hostage, family relations, gangsters, gang, survival, kidnapping, criminal gang, nightclub singer, confined, hostages, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, danger, high school life, crime, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Acolytes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three teens blackmail a serial killer into helping them get rid of a violent bully.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, friendship, handcuffs, crimes, crime, vengeance, teenage life, deadly, youth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
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Fatal Charm (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Valerie's (Amanda Peterson) prosecutor mom is trying to put away Adam (Christopher Atkins), an alleged serial killer on trial for murdering six women. But he's so charming that the teenage Valerie just can't believe he really did it, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death row, male male kiss, cheerleader, high school, forbidden love, righting the wronged, graphic violence, parents and children, false accusation, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Savage Streets (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, vigilantism, social decay, sexual abuse, punk, murder, punk band, fire, rape, youth, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%