Movies like Wild Thing

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Wild Thing (1987)
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Wild Thing (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A child witnesses drug dealers murder his parents. He escapes and grows up wild in the city's slums. Years later he emerges to help the residents of the area who are being terrorized by street gangs and drug dealers.
Style: fairy tale, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic, surreal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban legend, crimes, gang, drug dealing, orphan, life is a bitch, stalking, hopes, urban ghetto life, society, heroic mission, rivalry, save the day, righting the wronged, urban ghetto, rape, prostitute, ghetto, crime boss, savage, african american, tarzan, drug dealer, crooked cop, nightclub ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Wild Thing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, society, life is a bitch, gang, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto and drug dealing mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wild Thing: Enemy Territory (1987), Oxy-Morons (2010), Corrupt (1999), Stryker (2004), The Zone (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, crimes, confined, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, vampire, ghetto, murder, violence, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
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95%
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Oxy-Morons (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's an action-packed thriller that borders on horror centered around the effects of the opioid Oxycontin.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, society, crimes, addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto life, gang, urban ghetto, siblings relations, graphic violence, krav maga ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, urban setting, urban ghetto, crimes, drug dealing, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.4
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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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief), immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, crimes, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, race against time, confined, escapades, terrorism, manhunt, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, crimes, undercover, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, partners, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, gang war, rival gang, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.1
 196
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 1K
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, gang, youth, criminal heroes, law enforcement, going straight, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, vengeance, hip hop, gangsters, urban ghetto life, crimes, going straight, moral dilemma, introspection, drug dealing, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, prison, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, captivating, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, social decay, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, kids in trouble, teenage life, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, ku klux klan, injustice, interracial relations, social decay, vengeance, crimes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 492
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, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, family relations, brother brother relationship, false accusation, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Children of Wax (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a violent gang war, the police commissioner must find who is killing young children before the next innocent victim dies.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gang, drug dealing, racism, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely partners, urban ghetto life, gang violence, society, immigrants, serial killer, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 792
Tenement (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drug-dealing band of violent street thugs terrorize the tenants of a South Bronx apartment building
Style: serious, realistic, scary, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rape, murder, murderer, home invasion, drug abuse, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, family in danger, violence spree, urban ghetto life, social misfits ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
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Gangsterland (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ronald, an eight year-old biracial boy, sees his life turning upside down after witnessing the brutal murder of his mother by his father. Often moved from one foster home to the next, Ronald is recruited by a street gang where he dwells in a life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, going straight, parents and children, crimes, society, life is a bitch, family relations, death of mother, revenge, hopes, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 2K
Pentathlon (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When East German Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) vows revenge and Eric's ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: olympics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, vengeance, athlete and trainer, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, human spirit, power relations, racism, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, east germany, germany, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 738
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, addiction, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, drug dealing, city life, fight, kidnapping ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
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Mixed Blood (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the mean streets of New York City, a dog-eat-dog mentality reigns among the destitute citizens. In one of the many abandoned buildings in the neighborhood of Alphabet City lives the Brazilian Rita La Punta, along with her delinquent son, Thiago, ...
Style: biting, cynical, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, corruption, heroin, godparent, urban ghetto, dark humor, life is a bitch, crimes, society, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, kidnapping, rape, low lives, rivalry, prostitute, crimes, gang, fighting crime, unlikely partners, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, self discovery, basic training, rehabilitation, going straight, hopes, gang, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 400
No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, crimes, injustice, gangsters, urban ghetto life, martial arts, criminal heroes, law enforcement, arms dealer, arms deal, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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 4K
We Die Young (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.
Style: thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, drug dealing, gang, juvenile delinquent, war veteran, brother brother relationship, organized crime, criminal gang, friendship, youth, crimes, transformation ...
Place: washington d.c., afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Disco Godfather (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, martial arts, drug abuse, tough heroes, injustice, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, unlikely partners, track down, bounty hunter, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 2K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: russian mafia, chase, woman in danger, hitman, rivalry, on the run, crimes, friendship, disobey, vengeance, prostitute, female star appears nude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 934
Chains of Gold (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, going straight, society, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, buddies, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 166
The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, lifestyle, going straight, musician's life, follow your dream, life is a bitch, hopes, drug dealing, crimes, artists and showbiz, society, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%