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The Scrapper (2012)
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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 street fighter and a modern day, bank-robbing "Robin Hood." When the past comes back to haunt the young Scrapper, it'll take more than a gun to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, teenage life, crimes, heist, vigilantism, society, heroes, love, gang, brother brother relationship, fight, robin hood, siblings relations, killer, warrior, gun, theft, robbery, blood, family feud
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gang, rivalry, crime, society, violence and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Scrapper: Puncture Wounds (2014), Stryker (2004), Greencard Warriors (2013), Bomb the System (2002), Only the Strong (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: heroes, gang, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, explosion, bloody violence, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
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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, youth, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, society, teenage life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, kids in trouble, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, society, crimes, politics, street art, graffiti ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, crimes, youth, rivalry, society, leadership, urban ghetto, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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66%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cristo Rey (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Haiti, France, Dominican Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the Dominican Republic, Leticia Tonos Paniagua’s uniquely Caribbean retelling of Romeo and Juliet chronicles the love between a kind-hearted teenager, ostracized for his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent, and the beautiful sister of a local ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, life is a bitch, romance, crimes, love and romance, society, siblings relations, love triangle, love, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, haiti, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, friends, society, crimes, urban ghetto life, youth, power relations, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Private Wars (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes the police and uses organized bands to intimidate ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, heroes, vigilantism, save the day, crime, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, lone wolves, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 587
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, love, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, anti hero, deadly, anti heroes, fighting crime, master villain, rivalry, crimes ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 4K
Butterfly (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man in Delhi tries to break free from his controlling brothers.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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45%
 6.3
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, crime, rivalry, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, gambling, crimes, violence, street, loner ...
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
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44%
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
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42%
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Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
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41%
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 60 min.
Story: "Engwkentro" follows two teenage brothers attempting to escape an unnamed city controlled by an iron-fisted mayor. They must first break away from the cycle of crime, while trying to run from rival gang leaders and the state's ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, moral dilemma, vigilantism, social decay, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Pithamagan (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: emotional, rough, realistic, tense, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: small town, criminal, outlaw, violence, gang, track down, crimes, crime, deadly, danger, rivalry, lone wolves ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, psychological, tense ...
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%