Movies like Blue Spring

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Blue Spring (2001)
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Blue Spring (2001)
Original name: 青い春
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 making him feel powerless.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, manga
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, friendship, life is a bitch, high school life, teenage life, society, high school, youth, coming of age, school, superhero, teenager, gangsters, samurai, yakuza, friends, student life, leadership, hanging, kids in trouble
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Blue Spring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about youth, society, coming of age, teenage life, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Blue Spring: Bright Future (2002), Crows Zero (2007), Spacked Out (2000), The Kirishima Thing (2012), The Beat (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their middle-aged boss makes a desparate attempt to connect with them with disasterous ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gang, friendship, rebelliousness, crimes, resentment, estrangement, father son relationship, post apocalypse, ghost, power relations, friends, factory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
 7.0
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Crows Zero (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The students of Suzuran High compete for the King of School title. An ex-graduate yakuza is sent to kill the son of a criminal group, but he can't make himself to do it as he reminds him of his youth.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, gangsters, gang war, teenage life, youth, high school, crimes, yakuza, friendship, teenage gang, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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91%
 6.6
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, teenage life, lifestyle, society, life is a bitch, youth, sexual relations, friendship, teenage pregnancy, sexual promiscuity, drugs ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Kirishima Thing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story about the disappearance of Kirishima, a star athlete of the volleyball club, and how his disappearance affects every person in school.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: high school, disappearance, friendship, society, social relations, youth, rivalry, teenager, japanese schoolgirl, student life, teenage life, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 212
The Beat (1988)
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, idealism, fighting the system, youth, rebellion, dedicated educator, society, life is a bitch, stoners, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
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Kids Return (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang. However, the world is a tough place...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenager, boxing, friendship, yakuza, prank, bullying, athlete's life, teenage life, coming of age, ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 172
Brain Drain (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fideo and Panta are two teenage rascals and thieves who dream of traveling to "the promised land", the United States. Rambling between good and evil, roc and tango, this is an action story turned romance when the two youngsters fall in ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kids in trouble, rivalry, young lovers, juvenile delinquency, youth, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, gang, crimes, vengeance, single mother ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, friendship, social misfits, society, drug abuse, youth, misfit, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.0
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White Rabbit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bullied student sees visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a child, and those visions propel him into a state where his imagination causes him to carry out violent acts.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, dark, realistic
Plot: mental illness, bullying, high school, kids in trouble, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, society, school shooting, imagination, coming of age, house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, humiliation, youth, friendship, social relations, life is a bitch, friends, teenage life, social misfits, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 518
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, friends, urban ghetto life, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, teenage sex, teenage pregnancy, best friends, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, gangsters, graphic violence, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 535
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, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, police corruption, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, drug dealing, society, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
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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: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: teenage rebellion, juvenile delinquency, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, youth, society, realism, friendship between boys, troubled youth, coming of age, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Hi, Tereska (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenager Tereska comes from poor family and has to face difficult world and mean people around her.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, sewing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
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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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sex and the USA (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen year old Audrey Shaw is new to Bellweather, California and certain shell never fit in when she meets Krista Rich, the pretty, popular girl she aspires to be "or be with" shes just not sure. In a conservative California town, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, society, lifestyle, youth, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, innocence lost, high school life, teenager, high school, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 106
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: serious, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, juvenile delinquency, social decay, vigilantism, moral dilemma, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.9
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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: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, society, teenage life, power relations, youth, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.
Style: experimental, disturbing, erotic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crimes, vengeance, violence spree, exploitation, surrealism, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, future, 70s, 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kids on the Slope (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two different students—a successful but aloof academic and a rebellious but kindhearted delinquent—form a friendship through their love of jazz music.
Style: emotional, light, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, jazz, school, love, teenager, music, society, youth, rivalry, childhood friend, love at first sight, best friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
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How She Move (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, youth, follow your dream, contests and competitions, black people, urban ghetto life, high school life, ambition, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, self discovery, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Rose Seller (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 116 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: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough
Plot: gang, children, feminist, juvenile delinquent, street kid, poverty, injustice, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street kid, gang, crimes, bullying, gang war, youth, coming of age, social decay, teenage life, society, social problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, psychological, atmospheric, rough, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, drug abuse, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, urban ghetto life, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.7
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, gang leader, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Acts of Worship (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alix is taken in by a photographer, Digna, who despite her friends' protests, tries to help Alix piece her life back together and overcome her addictions.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, addiction, juvenile delinquency, downfall, going straight, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, drug abuse, overdose, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 293
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: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: boy, gangsters, kids in trouble, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crimes, city life, teenage life, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 3K
Go (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, teenage love, boxing, youth, society, fish out of water, parents and children, high school life, coming of age, lgbtq, traumatic childhood, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%