Movies like Youngblood 1978

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Youngblood (1978)
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Youngblood (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang war/drug story set in a Los Angeles ghetto about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth.
Plot: gang, social issues, ghetto, coming of age, teenager, basketball, fight, friendship, african american, single mother, high school, gang member, drugs, drug
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about gang, crimes, violence, revenge, coming of age, gangsters and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Youngblood: My Crazy Life (1993), Crack House (1989), Defiance (1980), Switchblade Sisters (1975), Boyz n the Hood (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Crazy Life (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, poverty, gang member, revenge, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
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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
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83%
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Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, against the odds, vengeance, vigilantism, gambling, rivalry, crimes, violence, terror, fight, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ⇓
76%
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 7.8
 138K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, street gang, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, ghetto, gang, poverty, rapper, friendship, teenage life, tragic event ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
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66%
 6.7
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Trouble Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, private detective, gang, billiards, gambling, police, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Walk Proud (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, latin, redemption, gang member, graphic violence, fall in love, forbidden love, against the odds, estrangement, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 87
1958 (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: We follow the rootless Sinsen gang in good times and bad. A life that consists of rock concerts, hut trips, amusement park visits and car thefts. The year is 1958, when the Americans launched the Explorer and the Russians Sputnik III. However, these ...
Plot: rock music, biker, teenager, city, coming of age, gang, rebel, father son relationship
Time: 50s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
Plot: gang, high school, school, vigilantism, vigilante, rivalry, youth, crimes, drug dealing, teenage life, vengeance, gang leader ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 239
Final Jeopardy (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small-town couple find themselves stranded in an unfamiliar, and unfriendly, big city. Weaving in and out of the proceedings are a bunch of murderous criminals with names like DOA, Ice and Slash. The couple are in for a night that they won't ...
Plot: gang, chase, husband wife relationship, devastation, violence, fight, city, escape, night, terror, street life, manhunt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 27K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, basketball, ambition, rivalry, graphic violence, rap ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 269
Fatal Blade (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: East meets West as the Japanese Yakuza battle drug lords and the LAPD in the streets of Los Angeles...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating
Plot: yakuza, martial arts, hitman, organized crime, katana, japanese mafia, criminal gang, bandit, gang war, criminal underworld, drugs, fight ...
Place: japan, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
 5.3
 185
Jimmy Zip (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, grunge
Plot: hollywood, friendship, coming of age, down on your luck, self discovery, addiction, city life, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, performer's life, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, grudge, heroin, friendship, police shootout, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 12K
Paid in Full (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky ...
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban ghetto life, drug dealing, gang, rise and fall, urban ghetto, organized crime, street gang, street life, cocaine, social decay, criminal heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, drug dealing, murder, prison, life is a bitch, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
44%
The Black Alley Cats (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Wanting revenge on a street gang for a rape attack, four young girls get together, take kung-fu lessons, learn how to shoot, form a gang called the Black Alley Cats and search out the gang that attacked them.
Plot: gang, rape revenge, voyeurism, hate, female nudity, vengeance, rape, karate, schoolgirl, murder, african american, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: heist, ghetto, single parent, friendship, bank robber, crimes, lesbian, family relations, sleazy, strong female presence, social differences, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Survival of Dana (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: High school transfer student Dana moves to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles after her North Dakota parents get divorced.
Plot: grandparent, van, juvenile delinquency, smoking, teenager, counselor, courtroom, shoplifter, high school, cemetery, dysfunctional family, relocation ...
Place: los angeles, north dakota, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.9
 16K
Grand Canyon (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, adoption, grand canyon, coming of age, society, midlife crisis, racism, family relations, heist, earthquake, kindness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 60
Rip-Off (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Best friends Michael, Steve, Cooly and Richie are seniors at a large Toronto high school. Foremost on their minds and that of many of their classmates are what they are going to do this upcoming summer and beyond. They don't want to waste away ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, independence, filmmaking, teenager, commune, media, high school student, youth, rock band, teenage boy, high school
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, street gang, african american, police brutality, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, juvenile delinquency, gunfight, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 424K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, gang member, african american, mentor, gunfight, corrupt cop, police brutality, rookie, drug dealer, war on drugs, latinos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 127
Liberty & Bash (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the community. But Jesse has gotten mixed up with drug lords, ...
Plot: gang, vietnam veteran, drug deal, protection, police, violence, drug dealing, criminal, city, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%