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Fighting Elegy (1966)
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Fighting Elegy (1966)
Original name: けんかえれじい
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku’s sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
Style: serious, realistic, witty
Plot: gang, satire, japanese new wave, teenage life, crimes, youth, obsession, politics, religions or cults, fascism, life is a bitch, graphic violence, juvenile delinquency, social differences, society, small town life, self defense, coming of age, imperialism, innocence lost, social decay, sexual content, bittersweet, teenager, school ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: japan

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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 society, youth, crimes, teenage life, gang, life is a bitch and juvenile delinquency mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Fighting Elegy: Bomb the System (2002), Stryker (2004), A Week Alone (2008), Blue Spring (2001), The Family Game (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bomb the System (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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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, life is a bitch, youth, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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87%
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A Week Alone (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maria is a girl in her early teens whose family lives in an upscale gated suburb. Maria's parents are going out of town for a week, and rather than leave her with relatives or hire a babysitter, Maria is put in charge of looking after her ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage life, social differences, family relations, family problems, crimes, mischievous children, society, youth, social misfits, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, youth, teenage life, friendship, high school life, life is a bitch, society, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, military life, skyscraper, college life, dedicated educator, lifestyle, youth, society, bittersweet, satire, power relations, teachers and students ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, murder, martial arts, vengeance, high school, high school life, teenage life, heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: youth, obsession, social differences, fish out of water, friendship, teenage life, society, politics, lifestyle, human nature, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, society, urban ghetto life, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Kill! (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this pitch-black action comedy by Kihachi Okamoto, a pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, ...
Style: realistic, serious, dark humor, jidai geki
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, martial arts, betrayal, ronin, dishonesty, master warrior, heroes, anti heroes, gang, crimes, hopes, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1830s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 628
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, witnessing a crime, love and romance, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 760
15: The Movie (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Singapore
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fast, frenetic, and furious best describe the story of five teenage boys all but abandoned by the system, estranged from any parents, and discarded by life in general. They build a world of there own in which gangs, drugs, fighting, body piercing, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, drug smuggling, teenage life, hardcase students, misfit, kids in trouble, addiction, urban ghetto life, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: singapore, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, drug dealing, youth, society, gang, politics, crimes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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42%
 7.5
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Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, coming of age, teenage love, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, boxing, teenage life, social differences, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 4K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: gang, teenager, dancing, dance, heist, high school, love and romance, youth, high school life, vengeance, teenage life, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, gang, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, police corruption, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Uranus (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who likes to write poetry, who only wants to be left alone to do his ...
Style: clever, psychological, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, idealism, rebelliousness, village life, uncover truth, survival, village, political unrest, small town, small town life, wartime life, innocence lost ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 20
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, crimes, society, heist, vigilantism, teenage life, heroes, gang, brother brother relationship, love, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Neds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: NEDs (Non Educated Delinquents) is the story of a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying teenager. Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, scholar to NED, ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, gang war, social decay, teenage life, society, realism, social problems, rebellion, kissing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 172
The Beat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 572
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, teenage rebellion, youth, crimes, society, life is a bitch, realism, teen angst, troubled youth, friendship between boys, hoodlum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sukeban Deka The Movie (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the events of the TV series, the 18 year old Yoko Godai has abandoned her special agent Saki Asamiya name to return to her normal life, and is now studying for college entrance exams. However, she accidentally bumps into a young man named ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, gang, deadly, daring rescue, escapades, teenage life, crimes, danger, fighting crime, soldier, society, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 1K
Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: espionage, samurai, adventure, gang, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, heroes, assassination, lone wolves, escapades, deadly ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blood and Bones (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese ...
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: violence, dysfunctional family, ambition, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, gang, family problems, family relations, obsession, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1950s, 80s, 50s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 526
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, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, society, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, drug dealing, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bye Bye Blondie (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bye Bye Blondie tells the tale of Gloria and Frances, who first met when they were both patients in the same psychiatric hospital back in the 1980s, and decided to run away together. At the time their love affair was defined by youthful intensity. ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, humorous, gloomy
Plot: lovers reunited, lesbian relationship, romance, family problems, social differences, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, mentally unstable, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 925
Strapped (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ex-con attempting to go straight runs across serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges dropped against his woman, he strikes deal with weapons cop to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: arms dealing, undercover, kids in trouble, going straight, youth, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three students spend their holidays at the seaside where they are mistaken for Koreans, a minority which is looked down on in Japan. The action develops into a crime story.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, alternate reality, misfit, immigrants, discrimination, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), soldier, politics, prank, society, military ...
Place: japan, korea, north korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 388
Turning Green (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, youth, family relations, overnight success, fall in love, society, hopes, juvenile delinquency, love and romance, getting home, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 123
To Find a Man (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boarding-school girl (Pamela Sue Martin) comes home pregnant and asks the boy (Darren O'Connor) next door for help getting an abortion.
Style: humorous, touching, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, teenage pregnancy, couples, family problems, boarding school, family relations, friends, battles, betrayal, youth, life is a bitch, boarding school life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%