Movies like Brain Drain 1998

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Brain Drain (1998)
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Brain Drain (1998)
Original name: Fuga de cerebros
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fideo and Panta are two teenage rascals and thieves who dream of traveling to "the promised land", the United States. Rambling between good and evil, roc and tango, this is an action story turned romance when the two youngsters fall in love innocently, but face life with extraordinary maturity. Moving between haunting love scenes beneath starry skies and police chases, watch out…while these two might plan to steal your car radio, they will definitely steal your heart.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, youth, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, society, young lovers, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, kids in trouble, thief, friendship, single mother, crooked cop, best friend, bicycle, slum, first kiss, friendship between boys, rookie, coming of age, shot in the back, gay
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, gang, life is a bitch and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Brain Drain: Blue Spring (2001), The Last Riders (1992), A Better Place (1997), The Wee Man (2013), Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Soon after being named the new leader of his high school's gang system, Kujo grows bored with the violence and hatred that surround him. He wants desperately to abandon his post… but his once-enviable position of power has a strange way of ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, rivalry, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, friendship, society, life is a bitch, high school life, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, death of family, revenge, police, biker
Time: 90s
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A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, kidnapping, high school, friends, kids in trouble, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, teenage life, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
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59%
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Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, going straight, redemption, youth, society, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, urban ghetto, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, social decay, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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Barbarians (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Barbarians" is a teenage drama about coming of age in a world where there is no opportunity. A portrait of a young generation growing up in a society of lost values.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: social decay, juvenile delinquency, teenage rebellion, realism, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
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Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, city life, vengeance, revenge, male nudity, urban ...
Place: colombia
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Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, gang, society, contests and competitions, youth, crime gone awry, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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44%
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 7
Your Lover (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lucio and Enedina are a happily married young Teenek couple that lives in the Huasteca Potosina's jungle with their three children. They love each other and share everything, nevertheless, everything crumbles when the construction of a highway, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, boy, adultery, rivalry, society, danger, friendship, deforestation, destiny, parents and children, family relations, jungle ...
Place: latin america
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43%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, life is a bitch, social misfits, hardcase students, kids in trouble, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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43%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, contests and competitions, legal, small town, wrongfully committed, terrorism, infidelity, vengeance, small town life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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43%
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Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, youth, sexual relations, friendship, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Streeters (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Authentic and committed, moving and stormy drama of street kids from Mexico City. Wonderful adaptation of successful play about street kids who have more trouble with corrupt cops, than with dirty and heavy work.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, juvenile delinquency, gang, kids in trouble, society, youth, drug dealing, crimes, life is a bitch, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, society, crime, manhood, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Rich Kids (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Chicos ricos" obviously tells the story of two successful advertisers Andy and Tomás who worked outside the country and have now joined an agency in Buenos Aires. The film takes place almost entirely in a large house where both intend to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, prostitute, drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), thief, female nudity, sex, pubic hair, party, bondage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, argentina
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40%
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, leadership, society, crimes, life is a bitch, school, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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40%
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As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, vengeance, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, gory, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. Paul moves to a new school and becomes involved with 'The Freaks', a group on the periphery of school ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, high school, downfall, high school life, youth, crimes, kids in trouble, unfulfillment, social relations, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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38%
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Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, society, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, motorcycle gang, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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38%
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, social misfits, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gory, kids in trouble, urban, social decay, city life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, street kid, crime, youth, lifestyle, on the run, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, coming of age, crimes, society, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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35%
 6.5
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Lulu (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, city life, urban, young lovers
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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35%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge, buddies, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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34%
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Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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34%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, social relations, responsibility, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%