Movies like Prayer of the Rollerboys

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Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
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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, drug dealing, life is a bitch, working undercover, juvenile delinquency, society, fighting crime, chaos, law enforcement, social decay, apocalypse, post apocalypse, strong female character, party, police, drugs, gun, graffiti, street gang, female police officer, corrupt cop ...
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, gang, crime, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Prayer of the Rollerboys: Hot Boyz (2000), Sucker Free City (2004), The Ultimate Warrior (1975), State Property (2002), Ambushed (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, gang ...
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: gang, racism, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, plague, pregnancy, apocalypse, distopia, post apocalypse, deadly, rivalry, society, crimes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, rise and fall, chaos and mayhem, city life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 3.8
 1K
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, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, urban ghetto life, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, drug abuse, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 2.6
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, city life, crimes, drug dealing, society, crime, social misfits, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Gene Generation (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Korea, Singapore
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: rough, stylized, futuristic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, danger, chaos, hitman, society, life is a bitch, femme fatale, apocalypse, urban, technology gone awry, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Story of a Latino Godfather (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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 2.4
 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: bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, biker, rivalry, rage, post nuclear, motorcycle, post apocalypse, gang war, society, escapades, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, life is a bitch, undercover, crimes, rivalry, danger, partners against crime, partners, gang, urban ghetto life, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, tragic love, life is a bitch, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, siblings relations, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.3
 558
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, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, nightclub, gang, katana sword, katana, heroes, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 1.9
 175
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, kidnapping, rape, fighting crime, law enforcement, low lives, vengeance, moral dilemma, vigilantism, sexual abuse, society, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, poverty, rape victim, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, youth, crimes, young lovers, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
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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: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.4
 45K
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, desert, crime, motel, on the road, car accident, theft, post apocalypse, small town, car chase, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, friendship, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, going straight, dishonesty, gang, drug dealing, redemption, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 369
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: small town, adventure, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, lone wolves, life is a bitch, rivalry, distopia, vengeance, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.8
 539
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: futuristic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female martial artist, against humanity, good versus evil, gang, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, imaginary, confined, plague, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 68K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, exciting, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, virtual reality, pornography, white male black female relationship, protest, chaos, haunted by the past, uncover truth, prostitute ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.5
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Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, murder, working undercover, police corruption, police officer killed, police officer shot in the head ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.4
 221
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, police corruption, urban ghetto, disorder, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, kids in trouble, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, society, crimes, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 89
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, bikini, gangsters, survival, rehabilitation, rivalry, vigilantism, drug addict, wilderness, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 1K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: distopia, plague, quarantine, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run, chases and races, bittersweet, love affair, future dystopia, social decay, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, middle east, lebanon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 193
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, crime, betrayal, partners, gory, police detective, friends, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%