Movies like The Scrapper

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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, heist, crimes, vigilantism, teenage life, society, heroes, love, gang, brother brother relationship, fight, robin hood, siblings relations, killer, warrior, theft, robbery, family feud, blood, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gang, rivalry, society, violence, life is a bitch and murder mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Scrapper: Stryker (2004), Puncture Wounds (2014), Bomb the System (2002), Only the Strong (1993), Greencard Warriors (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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), urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: gang, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, bandit, criminal gang, criminal, lifestyle change, ex military, changing lives, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
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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, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, society, teenage life, politics, graffiti, street art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, heroes, gang, swat team, urban ghetto, friends, school, vigilantism, teenage life, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, rough, realistic, touching
Plot: gang, family relations, fall in love, love triangle, siblings relations, crimes, society, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, dominican republic, haiti
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63%
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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: gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, society, friends, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 623
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, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, jewel thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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51%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
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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, tense, realistic, rough
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 1K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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 4.9
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Audience: boys' night
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
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46%
 5.7
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Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Clash (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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42%
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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41%
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Story: The Zero Hour tells the story of the La Parca (Zapata 666), a fearsome assassin who is forced to kidnap a private clinic to save the love of his life, Ladydi (Amanda Key). They soonreached the police and a media circus with them, ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
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37%
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Tuff Turf (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 91
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8K
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
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