Movies like Prayer of the Rollerboys

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Prayer of the Rollerboys (1990)
 5.6
 2K
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, drugs, gun, graffiti, street gang, female police officer, corrupt cop, kissing ...
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, crime, rivalry and drug dealing 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), Ambushed (2013), State Property (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
 1K
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, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, 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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, racism, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, good versus evil, society, crimes, heroes, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 3.9
 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, crimes, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, urban ghetto life, friendship, chaos and mayhem, social decay, rise and fall, city life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ 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: bleak, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, gang, fighting crime, police investigation, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, going straight, working undercover, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 2.6
 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, city life, criminal heroes, crime, social misfits, drug dealing, society, youth, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, hitman, chaos, future dystopia, danger, society, life is a bitch, femme fatale, apocalypse, urban, heroic mission, technology gone awry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, biker, rivalry, gang war, post nuclear, motorcycle, post apocalypse, rage, gangsters, chaos, future dystopia, plague ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, partners, danger, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, tragic love, life is a bitch, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, siblings relations, murder, immigrants ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, crime, undercover, fighting crime, crimes, gang, heist, master criminal, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 1.8
 177
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, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 530
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, murder, nightclub, katana sword, rivalry, crimes, working undercover, theater, heroes, contests and competitions, tough heroes ...
Time: future, near future, year 2006, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 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, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, tough heroes, gang, social decay, society, going straight, criminal heroes, drug dealing, crimes, crime, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, kidnapping, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, partners against crime, unlikely partners, society, rivalry, law enforcement, gang, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 44K
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, theft, desert, car chase, crime, dog, on the road, car accident, small town, vengeance, future dystopia, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.7
 338
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, youth, juvenile delinquency, society, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, young lovers ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.8
 540
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, gang, danger, against humanity, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, save the world, plague, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 356
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, serious ...
Plot: small town, contests and competitions, chases and races, lone wolves, gang, life is a bitch, adventure, crime, distopia, vengeance, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang violence, gangsters, street gang, police chase, social decay, criminal heroes, heist, life is a bitch, rivalry, crime gone awry, drug dealing, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, jamaica, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: rough, psychological, futuristic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, quarantine, plague, fighting the system, hopes, fugitives, society, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, heroes, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: new york, middle east, usa, lebanon, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, society, on the run, criminal heroes, coming of age, crime gone awry, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, master criminal, against the rules, undercover, rebellion, crimes, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, gangsters, survival, rehabilitation, rivalry, vigilantism, bikini, drug addict, wilderness, crime, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 90
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
20 Years After (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the middle of nowhere, 20 years after an apocalyptic terrorist event that obliterated the face of the world!
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: post apocalypse, life is a bitch, survival, pregnancy, future dystopia, chaos, danger, society, escapades, babies and infants, apocalypse, distopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 109K
Judge Dredd (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalypse, apocalypse, frame up, good versus evil, judge, superhero, uncover truth, law enforcement, justice, police ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%