Movies like The Principal

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The Principal (1987)
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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 up the school and stop the narcotics trade, they run up against a teenage mafia. A violent confrontation on the campus leads to a deadly showdown with the drug dealer's gang, and one last chance for Latimer to save his career... and his life.
Style: feel good, sexy, inspirational, unusual plot structure, humorous, entertaining, harsh, stylized, intense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, high school, youth gang, teenager, vigilante, gangsters, gang, chase, vigilantism, crimes, youth, teachers and students, teenage life, street gang, high school life, school, violence, motorcycle, brutality, beer, catastrophe, superhero, prison, adventure, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, oakland california

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Most similar movies to The Principal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gang, murder, violence, gangsters, vengeance and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Principal: The Substitute (1996), The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998), Class of 1984 (1982), 3:15 (1986), Judgment Night (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hidden identity, teacher, gang, crimes, high school life, undercover, teenager, bullying, gangsters, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
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The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When teacher Randall Thomasson is killed during a carjacking, an unexpected visitor shows up at his funeral - his estranged brother, Karl Thomasson (Treat Williams). An ex-Green Beret turned mercenary. Karl signs on as a new substitute teacher in ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, high school, vigilante, gangsters, murder, teacher, crimes, investigation, youth, hidden identity, undercover, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 12K
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: disturbing, psychotronic, satirical, melancholic, macabre ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, punk, gang, teacher, revenge, juvenile delinquency, school, teenager, bullying, violence, rock and roll, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 712
3:15 (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Violent crime is routine. Organized drug trade runs rampant in the face of powerless authority. And a vicious street gang holds dominion with a savage reign of terror. Welcome to Lincoln High! Here the cobras rule the school and everyone in it. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, teenager, street gang, club, gangsters, high school, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crimes, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, survival, murder, chase, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, california, cuba, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, crimes, confined, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, murder, violence, racial injustice, vampire, street gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tuff Turf (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The new guy (James Spader) in a Los Angeles high school does some singing and fights a hotshot (Paul Mones) over a disco dancer (Kim Richards).
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, erotic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenager, gang, high school, bullying, male objectification, dancing, youth, street gang, violence, exploitation, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, high school, vigilante, school, vigilantism, rivalry, youth, crimes, drug dealing, teenage life, vengeance, criminal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 407
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, drug addiction, gang rape, drug dealer, gang violence, rape victim, poverty, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, brutal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, murder, lone hero, police, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dangerously Close (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight college discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and quite possibly American society, of what they deem to be its ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fascism, street gang, bullying, teenager, killer, school bully, high school, punk, murder, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A tough gang of teenage girls are looking for love and fighting for turf on the mean streets of the city! Bad girls to the core, these impossibly outrageous high school hoodlums go where they want ... and create mayhem wherever they go!
Style: sexy, psychological, surreal, slasher, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: exploitation, girl gang, women in prison, juvenile delinquent, gangsters, gang, high school, lesbianism, unwanted pregnancy, drugs, teenager, bullying ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, psychological, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, frame up, vengeance, false accusation, gunfight, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, crimes, school shooting, hostage, high school, vengeance, school, power relations, psychopath, confined, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.
Style: thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquent, war veteran, brother brother relationship, organized crime, criminal gang, friendship, youth, crimes, transformation ...
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
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Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: erotic, feel good, unusual plot structure, neo noir, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, rape, rape and revenge, revenge, one man army, street gang, prostitute, vigilantism, gang rape, female nudity, interracial rape, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: disturbing, suspense, stylized, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, violent ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Quicksilver (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Casey ('Kevin Bacon' )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bicycle, stock market, murder, bicycle race, father son relationship, attempted murder, guilt, drug dealer, riches to rags, money, riding a bicycle, wall street ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, urban ghetto life, street gang, crimes, hip hop, murder, gangsters, friendship, police brutality, gang, organized crime, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 2.0
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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 ⇓
28%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, reflective, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vigilante, gang, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, culture clash, hospital, martial arts, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.8
 16K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: neo noir, satirical, intense, unusual plot structure, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, revenge, violence, vigilantism, gangsters, rape victim, violence against women, gang rape, sniper, brutality, justice, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, london, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, neo noir, splatter, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, hospital, gang, fight, murder, gunfight, drugs, gangsters, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 16K
Set It Off (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the ...
Style: sexy, feminist film, feel good, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, heist, bank robbery, gangsters, crimes, black woman, african american, hip hop, women, friendship, bank robber, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: gangsters, gang, hip hop culture, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
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Chains of Gold (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, social worker, drugs, going straight, society, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, buddies, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 554
Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gang, fraternity, rape, rape and revenge, biker, youth, vigilantism, law enforcement, buddies, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexy, slasher, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape and revenge, rape, revenge, violence against women, violence, female vigilante, murder, vigilantism, payback, juvenile delinquent, mute, sexual assault ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%