Movies like The Zoo Gang

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The Zoo Gang (1985)
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The Zoo Gang (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former boxer known as Old Leather Face opens a nightclub called the Zoo, which does not do a good business. A group of homeless teenagers want to rent the place and start what they hope will be a profitable business, but a gang threatens to shut it down. Old Leather Face accepts the teenagers offer and becomes involved with trying to help them succeed.
Plot: boxing, bully, bullying, homelessness, bully comeuppance, professional wrestling, kicked in the crotch, trailer, kicked in the groin, hit in the crotch

Most similar movies to The Zoo Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, touching and semi serious films with plots about friendship, bullying, bully, family relations, redemption, chase and father son relationship mostly in Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like The Zoo Gang: Kenny & Company (1976), Crossing the Bridge (1992), Measure of a Man (2018), The Prize Fighter (1979), People (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kenny & Company (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several days in the life of Kenny, a typical 12-year-old, and his friends. Kenny goes through all the activities that most of us went through as kids as he and his friends prepare for Halloween. Along the way, Kenny deals with such childhood issues ...
Plot: bullying, halloween, first love, boy, crush, police officer, friendship, father son relationship, prank, suburbs, elementary school, prank telephone call ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crossing the Bridge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, coming of age, social misfits, youth, society, life is a bitch, betrayal, going straight, buddies, partners, drug dealing, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1975
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Measure of a Man (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, sincere
Plot: bullying, summer job, coming of age, first love, summer vacation, family relations, teenager, summer camp, teenage boy, self discovery, society, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1976
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Prize Fighter (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: "Bags" the boxer (funnyman Tim Conway) and his manager, Shake (Don Knotts), are quite a pair: One is a dim bulb, and the other has a mean streak. Times are tough and they must save their gym, so they line up some moneymaking fights. But ...
Plot: bully, boxing, farce, great depression, gangsters, fixed fight, illegal fistfight, boxing match, mafia, champion, boxer, underground tournament ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 55
People (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Six vignettes pit an assortment of characters against each other in everyday situations.
Plot: suicide, therapy, existentialism, sadism, hospital, chinese, masochism, paranoia, boxing
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob, and then goes to a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican part of ...
Style: cult film
Plot: lesbian, boxing, gay parent, lesbian mother, mafia, cocaine
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: bully, family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, single parent, criminal, fight, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A trip to Lisbon helps a nerdy guy who is quickly approaching 30 finally get his mojo back.
Plot: parents son relationship, twenty something, bully comeuppance, cafe, argument, house party, job seeking, school bully, ex girlfriend, bully, breakup, hung over ...
Place: lisbon portugal, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, family life, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, prodigy, eccentric family, hopes, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Half Brothers (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story about the complex connection with a brother who is based in Mexico, meant to be a metaphor of the relationship between neighboring countries America and Mexico.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, not serious
Plot: bully, brothers, brother brother relationship, family relations, rivalry, henchman, estranged brother, friendship, escapades, love, half brother, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 13K
The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, bully, social misfits, disability, society, heroes, orphan, youth, best friends, freak ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 31K
Barbershop (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: hairdresser, family business, beauty salon, workplace, family relations, buddies, society, workplace situations, money raising, debt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, comedy of errors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Stig-Helmer Story (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Stig-Helmer Story is a 2011 Swedish comedy film directed by Lasse Åberg. The film is the sixth in the series about Stig-Helmer Olsson.
Plot: bully, shyness, forbidden love, aging, salvation army, memory, flashback, male female relationship, model train, banjo, band
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 325
Reach (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, is planning on killing himself. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven's plans are sidetracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: teen suicide, gay teenager, friendship, loneliness, depression, father son relationship, bullying, loner, friendship between boys, gay slur, closeted gay, sociopathy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 16K
Bottle Shock (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wine, vineyard, friendship, family business, ambition, escapades, intern, love affair, workplace, contests and competitions, boxing, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, california, usa, europe, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Living the Dream (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Living the Dream" is a docudrama about two friends who after being bullied as children become corrupt when growing up because they have been conditioned to believe that they need to achieve materialistic success to be 'accepted' and ...
Plot: marital abuse, hopes, entrepreneurship, immigrants, recruiting, bankruptcy, infidelity, insecurity, prostitution, animal rescue, sexual promiscuity, discrimination ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 510
Cheese Head (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lasting tradition clashes with new ideas in director Ariel Winograd's tale of a mischievous pre-adolescent whose family spends their summers basking in the comfortable surroundings of a picturesque Jewish country club. Ariel is a young boy ...
Plot: adolescence, friendship, humiliation, masturbation, group of friends, teenage boy, jewish, jewish family, summer, friendship between men, coming of age, friendship between boys ...
Time: year 1993, 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Everything's Jake (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: friendship, teaching the ways of the world, survival, life is a bitch, lifestyle, social misfits, society, injustice, homelessness, street life, down on your luck, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 235
Exterior Night (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hoping to make a fresh start, Léo, a jazz musician, takes up temporary residence with his friend Bony, a young writer who is struggling to get his work published. One evening, Léo strikes up an acquaintance with a woman taxi driver, Cora; in spite ...
Plot: male female relationship, cafe, female nudity, old friends, jazz club, obsessive love, poker, love hate relationship, homelessness, old friend, homeless, taxi ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, road movie, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transvestism, cross dressing, gay, gender bending, friendship, gay slur, small town, on the road, culture clash, gender, showbiz, cross country ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, california, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 11K
Wilson (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Middle-aged and divorced, Wilson finds himself lonely, smug and obsessed with his past.
Plot: middle aged man, misfit, midlife crisis, loneliness, friendship, husband wife estrangement, ex husband ex wife relationship, group therapy, death of father, dog, daughter, naivete ...
Place: portland oregon, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 13K
Dutch (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
Style: road movie, feel good, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: road trip, mischievous children, prank, boarding school, reluctant partners, partners, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 110K
Friday (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, african american, weed, ghetto, hip hop, bully, rapper, rap, friends, disorder, nothing goes right, machismo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 6K
Sunny (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Na-mi, a transfer student, becomes a laughingstock on her first day of school because of her strong southern dialect. Six girls jump in to help the new kid adapt to the new environment, and the girls come to call their circle of friends ...
Style: touching, humorous, captivating, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: strong female presence, bullying, high school, best friends, youth, social relations, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, hospital, newcomer, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Unfinished Business (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Plot: business trip, nothing goes right, comedy of errors, on the road, disorder, bullying, company, american abroad, midlife crisis, businessman, parents and children, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, siblings relations, haunted by the past, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An unattractive 7th grader struggles to cope with suburban life as the middle child with un-attentive parents and bullies at school.
Style: realistic, cynical, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: misfit, coming of age, suburbs, high school life, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, humiliation, family problems, social awkwardness, parents and children, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Where the Heart Is (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: social differences, society, family problems, farce, real estate, single father, fashion, homelessness, family, life philosophy, destiny, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 33K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, protest, beauty queen, self confidence, bravery, female friendship, feminist, small town, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Calendar Girl (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Like many adolescent boys, Roy Darpinian had the hots for movie divas, and one in particular was his wet dream as half of America's in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe. The difference is, one summer holiday he actually decided to enlist his spineless ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: hollywood, coming of age, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the road, friendship, beach, summer, marijuana, tattoo, obsession, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%