Movies like Tuff Turf

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Tuff Turf (1985)
 6.0
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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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, unusual plot structure, stylized, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: gang, high school, dancing, heist, youth, crimes, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, vengeance, down on your luck, against the odds, teenager, violence, bullying, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, fight, female nudity, bully, singer, teenage girl, family relations, dancer, rebel ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Tuff Turf

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, cult film and serious films with plots about youth, teenage life, school, teenager, vengeance, violence and redemption mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tuff Turf: Class of 1984 (1982), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Toy Soldiers (1991), The Principal (1987), The Breakfast Club (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, school, juvenile delinquency, vigilante, teacher, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, teenage life, punk, music teacher ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, plymouth
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100%
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, high school, loss of virginity, first sex, friendship, high school life, abortion, teenage love, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, vandalism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles
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100%
 6.6
 23K
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, high school, teenage life, rebelliousness, hardcase students, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, friendship, introspection, teenage angst, popular girl, rebelliousness, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Little Darlings (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: summer camp, coming of age, friendship, loss of virginity, self discovery, teenage girl, virgin, teenage life, high school, teenage love, looking for sex, high school life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Lucas (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, cheerleading, coming of age, high school, high school life, first love, bully, friendship, romance, underdog, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
No Small Affair (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar, but is about to be thrown out. Although rejected at first ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: photographer, coming of age, teenage love, young lovers, teenage life, fall in love, teenager, nightclub, singer, happy ending, obsession, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Porky's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As graduation nears for the class of 1955 at Angel Beach High, the gang once again faces off against their old enemy, Porky, who wants them to throw the school's championship basketball game since he has bet on the opposing team.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, teen sex comedy, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, school, cheerleader, power relations, couples, disorder, friends, sport team, athlete's life, coming of age, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal with a frustrating situation at home, where ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, bully, coming of age, contests and competitions, addiction, human nature, friends, lifestyle, parents and children, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
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True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, semi serious, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenage life, youth, teenage love, internet, parents and children, computers and web, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
 5.5
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crimes, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, friends, rivalry, youth, society, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose, greed ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Leather Jackets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia, a girl who gets around, finally lands her dream man in Mickey. However, Mickey's friend Dobbs spoils their nuptial plans when the thugs of a Vietnamese gangster that he has robbed, come looking for him. In order to save Dobbs, Mickey ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, love triangle, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry, crimes, on the run, friendship, heist, murder, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, rape victim, poverty, urban ghetto, strong violent content, graphic violence, high school, against the odds, drug abuse, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenage life, family problems, gay slur, female protagonist, reputation, virgin, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, high school, school, prostitute, heist, prostitution, juvenile delinquent, exploitation, gang war, gangsters, prison, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 9K
The Wood (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, coming of age, high school, erection, homecoming, friendship between men, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, twentysomething life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.0
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The Scrapper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He was only a teen when his brother, Syd, took their parents' lives. Now Robbie Hood lives a boring, safe life where chances are far and few between. Rage builds, and Robbie's life takes three turns: A bar brawling legend, an underground ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, crimes, society, teenage life, heist, vigilantism, heroes, gang, love, brother brother relationship, robin hood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: gang, gangsters, survival, rivalry, rehabilitation, vigilantism, drug addiction, wilderness, youth, drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 9K
My Bodyguard (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace), an easygoing teenager, is finding less than easy to fit in at his new high school, where a tough-talking bully (Matt Dillon) terrorizes his classmates and extorts their lunch money. Refusing to pay up, Clifford ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, bully, friendship, gang, hotel, basketball, motorcycle, bodyguard, coming of age, hopes, rivalry, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 705
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, high school, gangsters, college life, college, vengeance, teenage life, school, redemption, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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
Plot: gang, high school, school, vigilantism, vigilante, rivalry, youth, crimes, drug dealing, teenage life, vengeance, gang leader ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, school, martial arts, hitman, ninja, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gangsters, rivalry, crimes, teenage life, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.4
 1K
Lambada (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kevin Laird is a Beverly Hills school teacher by day and a mystery man by night. Using his lambada dance moves to first earn the kid's respect and acceptance, Kevin then teaches them academics. But when a jealous student exposes Kevin's ...
Style: sexy, feel good, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dancing, college, school, high school, music, rivalry, latin, youth, coming of age, ambition, high school life, hardcase students ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 4K
Losin' It (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1965, four Los Angeles school friends -- Woody, Dave, Spider and Wendell -- go on a series of misadventures when they head to Tijuana, Mexico, for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to lose their virginity.
Style: sexy, humorous, sexual, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, high school, virginity, loss of virginity, school, silly humor, couples, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1965, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 13K
Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: motorcycle race, motorcycle, gang, rivalry, biker, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, rise to the top, family relations, rebellion, parent child relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and ...
Style: intense, exciting, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, gangsters, crimes, partners, law enforcement, disorder, crime boss, police corruption, mafia, friendship, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, italy, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As host of gladiator-style duels in which gangbangers battle to the death, East Los Angeles drug kingpin Chesare (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) capitalizes on gang antagonisms. But Chesare hasn't counted on the tactics of vengeance-minded Aurelio ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: streetfighting, gangsters, heroes, gang violence, mixed martial arts, vengeance, crimes, coming of age, law enforcement, gang, rivalry, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, heroes, gang, swat team, urban ghetto, friends, school, vigilantism, teenage life, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%