Movies like Rebels of the Neon God

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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
Original name: 青少年哪吒
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Defying his parents, disaffected youth Hsiao Kang drops out of the local cram school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a young hoodlum, and their relationship is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, pursuit, dysfunctional family, vandalism, street life, nihilism, revenge, teenage life, school, crimes, vengeance, youth, gang, reincarnation, parents and children, crime, athlete and trainer, juvenile delinquency, society, urban, lifestyle, city life, coming of age, resentment, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and tense films with plots about society, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, coming of age and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Rebels of the Neon God: Vive L'Amour (1994), Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), As Night Comes (2014), Strays (1997), Squeeze (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, couples, love and romance, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, society, rivalry, youth, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
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63%
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As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, vengeance, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, gory, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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61%
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Strays (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gang, redemption, drug dealer, love and romance, society, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, bait, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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60%
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Squeeze (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ty, Hector, and Bao are close friends in a tough section of Boston, where they're called "the PG-13 crew." They're 14, decent kids with few skills who've bailed out of school. A small gang of older tough guys, led by Marcus ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gas station, gang, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, against the odds, urban ghetto life, innocence lost, urban, friendship, social decay, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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Foxfire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
Plot: feminism, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, society, coming of age, youth, gang, small town, gender, crimes, vandalism, girl gang ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, youth gang, gang, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, parents and children, urban ghetto life, high school life, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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48%
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The River (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother's dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: river, family relations, friends, cure, family problems, lake or river, chaos, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth, actor's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, china, taipei
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47%
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Rodents (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in Angel's twisted dealings in an attempt to escape from his ...
Style: rough, realistic, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, prostitute, crimes, family relations, kids in trouble, rich and poor, criminal heroes, parents and children, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america
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46%
The Son of the Shark (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may ...
Style: touching, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family relations, kids in trouble, siblings relations, family life, crimes, society, orphan, life is a bitch, youth, female director, violence ...
Time: 90s
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46%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, drug dealing, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, youth, gang member, revenge, poverty, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
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45%
Over the Edge (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done "Rebel Without a Cause." Shelved for several years, the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vandalism, suburbs, police, teen angst, juvenile delinquent, high school life, profanity, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, lifestyle, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
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43%
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, parents and children, friends, juvenile delinquency, buddies, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 80s
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40%
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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
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40%
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7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, family relations, kids in trouble, homecoming, society, buddies, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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39%
The New Girlfriend (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A romantic story of young love is not what it seems. Rachel meets Matt on his way home from school. Matt falls for her, but Rachel has other ideas. Rachel and her boyfriend Nick use Matt to exact a revenge on his parents. What follows is an ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: suburbs, obsession, vengeance, revenge, sexual relations, kids in trouble, family problems, couples, murder, dysfunctional family, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Rainy Dog (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, hitman, gang, family relations, introspection, parents and children, vengeance, crimes, crime, deadly, mute or deaf, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are street kids. The daily dose of glue sniffing represents their only escape from reality. Since they left Dib and his gang, they have been living on the portside of Casablanca. They live in constant fear of Dib's ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, survival, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, friendship, vengeance, youth, society, danger, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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36%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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36%
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, juvenile delinquency, political unrest, prodigy, crimes, society, brother brother relationship, bandit, problem solving, brothers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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36%
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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: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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36%
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Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, heist, pregnancy, teenage life, city life, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, crimes, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, uruguay
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35%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, gangsters, family relations, infidelity, russian mafia, immigrants, crimes, crime, gang, deadly, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, tokyo
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35%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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35%
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Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, child abuse, working class, abusive father, theft, debt, money, corporal punishment, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, hong kong ...
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33%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, family problems, parents and children, custody, couples, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, marriage, death of child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
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32%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, racism, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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32%