Movies like Neds

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Neds (2010)
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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, altar boy to glue sniffer. When he attempts to change back again, his new reality and recent past make conformity near impossible and violent self determination near inevitable.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, gloomy, biting, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, teenage life, social decay, social problems, realism, society, gang war, rebellion, working class, kissing, bridge, abusive father, youth, punishment, coming of age, breaking point, domestic violence, life is a bitch, popularity, vandalism, rage, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe

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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 youth, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Neds: Awaydays (2009), Bullet Boy (2004), Blue Spring (2001), Made in Britain (1982), Without Destination (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, gang, teenage life, crimes, destructive relationship, juvenile delinquency, buddies, troublemaker, life is a bitch, down on your luck, violence spree, unemployment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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 6.4
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, family problems, crimes, teenage life, youth, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 3K
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, juvenile delinquency, crimes, rivalry, gang, high school life, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friendship, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Made in Britain (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, juvenile delinquency, social worker, prison, teenager, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, kids in trouble, city life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Without Destination (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, society, addiction, urban ghetto life, teenage prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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62%
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Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, parents and children, rich and poor, urban ghetto life, misfit, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother beats her.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: gang, street kid, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, coming of age, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crime, society, lifestyle, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, social misfits, teenage life, gangsters, kids in trouble, city life, society, prank, juvenile delinquency, gory, youth, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 230
War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, crimes, family problems, youth, realism, gang, dysfunctional family, profanity, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, rebelliousness, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All the Invisible Children (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Seven short films - each one focused on the plight of a different child protagonist.
Style: touching, serious, rough, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, homeless, aids, gypsy, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, young heroes, danger, society, youth, neo realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, africa, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 1K
Life Hits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Christina is living in a suburb to Copenhagen. With her class mates Cecilie, Trine and Pernille she slacks her school work, living mostly for the weekends of gate crashing, getting drunk, experimenting with drugs and scoring guys. But her world is ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, friendship, drug abuse, misfit, society, girl gang, coming of age, revenge, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 111
Spacked Out (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Film following four teenage girls around Hong Kong. The story centers around a young girl who is dealing with a pregnancy.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, lifestyle, society, sexual relations, sexual promiscuity, teenage pregnancy, friendship, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 494
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, serious, touching, realistic, bleak
Plot: social decay, gang, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, police corruption, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, society, youth, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 966
Skin (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late Seventies, a Dutch teenager named Frankie, who is the son of a holocaust survivor, lives in a working class area in Holland. Frankie’s mother is taken to hospital in a terminal condition, causing a bigger rift between him and his ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: juvenile delinquency, racism, gang, crimes, vandalism, rebelliousness, estrangement, society, youth, anti semitism, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 562
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: realistic, sincere, tense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, realism, youth, strong violent content, society, coming of age, teenage rebellion, teen angst, troubled youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 83
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: disturbing, realistic, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, urban ghetto life, family relations, siblings relations, youth, vigilantism, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Stella Does Tricks (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, crimes, teenage life, going straight, social misfits, youth, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, starting over, down on your luck, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: rough, serious, captivating, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, survival, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, danger, society, homeless, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.2
 826
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, dysfunctional family, estrangement, society, lifestyle, mentally unstable, nightlife ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 183
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, rough, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, danger, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Children's Story (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story focuses on the life of an 11-year old boy surrounded by criminality and poverty in the suburbs of Naples.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, society, danger, friends, life is a bitch, social worker, social decay, urban ghetto life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 10K
Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, crimes, sodomy, crime, going straight, prison life, youth, hopes, deadly, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Like a Puppet Out of Strings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Brothers; Tom and Felipe, have moved up the ranks of the street gangs because they have no greater devotion than the protection of each other. Luis, former gang member, is now a cop, his life having been turned around by Angelica, a female cop. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, gang, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, youth, redemption, society, crimes, urban ghetto, murder, deadly, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.9
 169
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, youth, idealism, fighting the system, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Plot: graffiti, gang, social decay, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, crimes, kids in trouble, society, youth, politics, street art ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.6
 658K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto life, gang war, juvenile delinquency, street gang, society, social decay, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 5K
Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, confinement indoors, dysfunctional family, downfall, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, unsupportive parent, family problems, life is a bitch, society, misfit, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 113
Johnny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, obsession, youth, megalomaniac, best friends, filmmaking, realism, urban, leadership, downfall, human nature, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, school shooting, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, vengeance, teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, society, deadly, life is a bitch, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, bleak, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: family life, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, crimes, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, city life, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%