Movies like Scum 1991

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Scum (1991)
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Scum (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. Banned by the BBC for 14 years, the original television version of 'Scum' was finally aired in July 1991.
Style: banned film
Plot: rape, criminal, suicide, brutality, racism, corruption, working class, prison riot, reformatory, illiteracy
Time: 70s
Place: england

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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 murder, crimes, violence, corruption, crime, brutality and criminal mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scum: 44 Inch Chest (2009), London Boulevard (2010), Made in Britain (1982), The Proposition (2005), Pressure (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, cult film ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, corruption, revenge, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, confined, crimes, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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London Boulevard (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.
Style: suspenseful, rough, melancholic, brutal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paparazzi, violence, fall in love, gangsters, vengeance, going straight, criminal heroes, dishonor among criminals, starting over, criminal's revenge, ex convict, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles
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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: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, juvenile delinquency, social worker, teenager, prison, urban ghetto life, city life, teenage life, urban, innocence lost, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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The Proposition (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: brutality, psychopath, cowboy, aborigine, violence, rape, retribution, gang, savagery, tragic event, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia
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Pressure (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.
Style: cult film
Plot: racism, job interview, coming of age, racist, social criticism
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
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Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, violence, vengeance, frame up, law enforcement, deadly, aging, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters ...
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, social problems, rebellion, society, family life ...
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Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
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Slayground (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Stone (Peter Coyote) hits an armored truck without his usual driver. The ensuing getaway leads to the death of an innocent. The payback is swift and brutal. The wronged father hires a twisted, sociopathic assassin to avenge his loss. One by one the ...
Plot: robbery, car accident, manslaughter, revenge, machine gun, murder, hitman, dead child, assassination, thief, death of child, cat
Place: england
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, crimes, human spirit, heist, rise and fall, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, escape, tough heroes, confined ...
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The Sweeney (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the '70s UK TV show, The Sweeney is an action-packed British police thriller from the director of Football Factory. Jack Regan (Ray Winstone), a hardened cop who doesn’t play by the rules, is confronted with a criminal from his past. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police brutality, partners against crime, partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, murder, machismo, arrest, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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28%
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Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, hunting, retired, one last job, crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, manipulation, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
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This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, stylized, harsh ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, social problems, gang, crimes, vandalism, juvenile delinquency, xenophobia, adolescence, life is a bitch, friendship ...
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Place: england, europe, northern england, woodstock
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Deep in the Heart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shortly after moving to Dallas, a young woman is raped at gunpoint. Her intense anger drives her to seek revenge, and she becomes a hunter on a vengeance mission.
Plot: teacher, sexual abuse, revenge, rape, gun, lawyer, female nudity, vengeance, rape and revenge
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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: brutal, suspense, suspenseful, tense
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense
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Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1983, 70s, 80s
Place: jamaica, england, london
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Animal (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loosely based on a rape case that happened to two sisters in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines in late 1990s.
Plot: rape victim, rape, suicide, murder, kidnapping, erotica, friend, gang, sex, cemetery
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, destructive relationship, coming of age, crimes, gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, buddies, troublemaker, violence spree, unemployment, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Ground (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Two men living in a criminal-ran city have two choices: Either fight back or join the corruption. Chaos just always seems to find them.
Plot: classic car, swashbuckler, money, interrogation, criminal, ex military, mob, mob boss, corruption
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24%
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That Summer! (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Often described as an unofficial sequel to Scum – Winstone's main character Steve is fresh from Borstal - the rather gentler-toned That Summer holds special memories for Ray as he met his future wife Elaine during filming. It also notched him ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: gang, redemption, friendship, teenage life, beach, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, love and romance, competition, pub, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, domestic violence, funeral, suicide, rape, unemployment, dysfunctional family, violence, family relations, indigenous, ghetto, tattoo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
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23%
Brookside: The Lost Weekend (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A special, video only story set on the Brookside close. On Friday 14th November 1997, a five night a week storyline ended in a cliffhanger and this video completes the story - a tale of kidnapping extortion and violence. The action-packed episode ...
Plot: rape, nightclub, blackmail, kidnapping, container
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A redneck con artist sets himself up as a preacher in a small Deep South town to run his moonshine distillery and clashes with a number of locals and a federal agent bent on shutting his operation down.
Plot: shotgun, corruption, chase, shot in the head, whiskey, preacher, rape, murder, blood, exploitation, crucifix
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23%
The Claudia Case (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true events that took place in the 70s, in Rio de Janeiro. The body of beautiful girl Cláudia Lessin Rodrigues, actress Márcia Rodrigues's sister, was found in the seashore. After Police investigation, it was found she had been ...
Plot: murder, female nudity, corpse, naked dead woman, death, corruption, violence, criminal, nude woman murdered, murder of a nude woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime investigation
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23%
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Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence spree, prison life, prison, fish out of water, life is a bitch, downfall, haunted by the past, corrupt officer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, court, death sentence, nun, lethal injection, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, society, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
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The Brute (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Glamour model Diane Shepherd is routinely being beaten by her husband Tim, who accuses her of infidelity. When she can't take it anymore, she finds shelter with photographer Mark and his girlfriend Carrie. They introduce Diana to Millie, who is ...
Plot: domestic violence, sadist, escape, exploitation, sadism, women's liberation, fashion model, psychopath, husband wife relationship, violence, captive, terror ...
Place: england
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21%