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The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
 5.1
 3K
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 order to investigate Randall's murder.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, high school, murder, investigation, youth, crimes, undercover, teachers and students, graphic violence, life is a bitch, high school life, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, society, hidden identity, amateur detective, hardcase students, urban ghetto life, power relations, tough heroes, urban ghetto, teacher, teenager, combat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to The Substitute 2: School's Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, violence, murder, rivalry, deadly, gunfight and gun mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Substitute 2: School's Out: The Substitute (1996), The Principal (1987), A Dangerous Place (1994), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), Blood Out (2011). 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, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hidden identity, high school life, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes, hitman, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 10K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, high school life, gang, chase, youth gang, teacher, vigilantism, drug dealing, single parent, ghetto, alcohol abuse, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Treat Williams finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson to the football jocks responsible.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, college, american football, hidden identity, dishonesty, youth, rivalry, crimes, buddies, vengeance, working undercover, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, undercover, private detective, crimes, hidden identity, terrorism, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, secret agents, college, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Dangerous Place (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Ethan's older brother Greg is found dead, the police rule the case a suicide, but Ethan suspects foul play stemming from Greg's recent involvement with a martial arts team called the Scorpions. Ethan is also accomplished at martial ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gang, youth, high school, dojo, karate, graphic violence, urban ghetto, performer's life, amateur detective, juvenile delinquency, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, graphic violence, sexual content, tough heroes, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.4
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, special agents, gangsters, loss of partner, law enforcement, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, martial arts, heroes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, hospital, child in peril, bank teller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, heroes, gang violence, fistfight, gunfight, vengeance, graphic violence, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.7
 72K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, tense, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, murder, tragic event, crimes, character change, brutality, haunted by the past, loss of son, justice, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
20%
 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 ⇓
19%
 4.6
 422
Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation, life is a bitch, society, investigation, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, basic training, heroes, gunfight, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 2.5
 637
Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, hitman, rivalry, manhunt, law enforcement, drug dealing, vengeance, violence, murder, gang violence, police shootout, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, graphic violence, disorder, hitman, police detective, partners, track down, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, reluctant partners, gang ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 5.3
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 ⇓
19%
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, vampire, ghetto, murder, violence, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 24K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, superhero, vigilante, mafia, murder, heroes, organized crime, crimes, crime fighter, gang war, police officer, one man army ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.1
 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: 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 ⇓
18%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 101K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, street gang, gang war, warrior, gang member, chase, murder, survival, false accusation, vengeance, gangsters, gay slur ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, near future, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.5
 824
Tenement (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building
Style: serious, realistic, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rape, murder, murderer, home invasion, death wish, urban ghetto, social misfits, life is a bitch, rivalry, confined, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.2
 50K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, one against many, gunfight, organized crime, showdown ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.5
 34K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, law enforcement, working undercover, tough heroes, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.1
 34K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, lone wolves, murder, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brutality, brother brother relationship, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, gang war, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, vigilantism, heroes, tough heroes, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%