Movies like Prayer of the Rollerboys

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Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
 5.4
 3K
Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Griffin, a rollerblader in the not so distant future of an economically wrecked Los Angeles, races against time to save both his younger brother and the city from the fate dealt out by the fascist rollerblading street gang, the Rollerboys.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, racism, future dystopia, distopia, crimes, life is a bitch, society, drug dealing, chaos, working undercover, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, social decay, apocalypse, post apocalypse, drugs, police officer, police, party, graffiti, fire, street gang, policewoman, neo nazi ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Prayer of the Rollerboys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, gang, rivalry, law enforcement and drug dealing mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Prayer of the Rollerboys: Hot Boyz (2000), Sucker Free City (2004), The Ultimate Warrior (1975), Ambushed (2013), State Property (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, bleak, tense
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, plague, pregnancy, apocalypse, distopia, post apocalypse, chaos, survival, life is a bitch, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.8
 2K
Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, corrupt cop, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, strip club, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, betrayal, police investigation, gang, urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, working undercover, city life, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 2.7
 1K
Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.7
 744
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Gene Generation (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Singapore, South Korea, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, trying to keep her younger brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, hitman, chaos, society, life is a bitch, femme fatale, apocalypse, crimes, heroes, technology gone awry, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 2.5
 1K
City Limits (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, biker, rivalry, rage, gang war, post nuclear, post apocalypse, motorcycle, plague, apocalypse, future dystopia, crimes ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rival gang, working undercover, crimes, undercover, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, partners, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, gang war, gang warfare ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, police investigation, life is a bitch, tragic love, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations, immigrants, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 663
Firepower (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, martial arts, murder, gang, katana, theater, working undercover, tough heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, good versus evil, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, near future, year 2006, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.0
 197
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, kidnapping, rape, low lives, rivalry, prostitute, crimes, gang, fighting crime, unlikely partners, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 399
Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, rape victim, poverty, urban ghetto, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school, against the odds, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 1K
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: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.4
 48K
The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 224
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: working undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, friendship, male female relationship, police, murder, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 504
Devil's Angels (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An exiled band of Hell's Angels strike a bargain with the Sheriff of a local town, let them stay and the town is safe. But a local girl strays into their lair and sparks off a full scale Angel war.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: small town, distopia, lone wolves, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, society, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.8
 612
Gangland (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, an evil pack of outlaws is systematically turning civilians into prisoners and slaves. Worse yet, the spread of a terrifying deadly flesh-eating virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. As good and evil ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, martial arts, gang, good versus evil, against humanity, save the world, heroes, adventure, rescue, life is a bitch, survival, confined ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 3.3
 259
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, teenage life, politics, graffiti, street art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 99
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 117K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, good versus evil, apocalypse, superhero, law enforcement, frame up, judge, justice, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 4K
Shottas (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Jamaica
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, gangsters, gang violence, police chase, crimes, criminal heroes, social decay, partners, rivalry, life is a bitch, fugitives, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, jamaica, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 2K
Daybreak (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a substantial portion of the nation's populace falls victim to a deadly plague, the tyrannical government quarantines them in camps, offering no alternative except death in this cautionary tale from director Stephen Tolkin. But a gutsy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: distopia, quarantine, plague, injustice, chaos, rebellion, on the run, heroes, fugitives, survival, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: new york, lebanon, usa, middle east, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Band of the Hand (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Indian Vietnam veteran trains five street punks in the Everglades to fight vice in Miami.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, gangsters, survival, rivalry, rehabilitation, vigilantism, drug addiction, wilderness, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%