Movies and TV shows like Top Boy

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Top Boy (2011)
 8.4
 22K
Top Boy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gang, urban ghetto life, leader, teenage life, ambitious, life is a bitch, ambition, youth, crimes, poverty, rivalry, society, social problems, gang war, struggle, right hand man, partners in crime, drug dealing, financial problem, juvenile delinquency, drug dealer, criminal, friends, graphic violence, challenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england

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Most similar movies to Top Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, gang, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency and urban ghetto life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Top Boy: The Wire (2002), Power (2014), Gomorrah (2014), Sket (2011), Ill Manors (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.3
 324K
The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: clever, cynical, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, urban ghetto life, police investigation, fighting crime, drug dealing, working undercover, drug lord, life is a bitch, crimes, organized crime, wiretap, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
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100%
 8.2
 45K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: nightclub, drug dealing, ambition, nightlife, money laundering, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 38K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, mob boss, rivalry, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, social decay, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, social decay, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, society, youth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 11K
Ill Manors (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, gangsters, crimes, society, drug dealer, police raid, drug addict, rivalry, graphic violence, hip hop, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 13K
Adulthood (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, criminal's revenge, crimes, life is a bitch, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 3K
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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, social decay, family problems, gang, society, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 7K
Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang, addiction, rivalry, gang war, ex convict, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal, graphic violence, young man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 1K
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: gang, social decay, tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, teenage life, criminal heroes, youth, going straight, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Morocco, Tunisia, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 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: captivating, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: street kid, homeless, poverty, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, friendship, society, youth, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Black Donnellys (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, murder, crimes, vengeance, blind ambition, family business, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, drug dealing, mafia, police detective, dishonesty, violence, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: gang, athlete's life, ambition, vengeance, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, down on your luck, boxing, promoter, fixed match ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto, drug dealing, youth, teenage life, urban ghetto life, poverty, gang member, revenge, latin ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 4K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: teenage life, destructive relationship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, coming of age, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, buddies, life is a bitch, troublemaker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 2K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, downfall, crimes, gang, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, blind ambition, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealer, gang, murder, drug dealing, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, bad cop, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, partners, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 5K
The Corner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 376 min.
TV show
Story: The Corner presents the world of Fayette Street using real names and real events. The miniseries tells the true story of men, women and children living amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. It chronicles a year in the lives of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug dealing, heroin, drug abuse, social decay, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, going straight, juvenile delinquency, african american ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 3K
City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: street gang, kids in trouble, friendship, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, struggle, street kid, social problems, society, crimes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.7
 952
Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, who to trust, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 203
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, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, urban ghetto life, coming of age, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 103
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: tense, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mayor, politics, moral dilemma, social decay, vigilantism, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, police corruption, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: urban ghetto life, gang, racism, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, police investigation, dysfunctional family, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.0
 197
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.3
 3K
Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terminal illness, master criminal, hidden identity, couple relations, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals, family relations, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 321
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes, youth, family relations, society, down on your luck, working class, terminal illness, criminal, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 231
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, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, vengeance, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, society, teenage life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 898
Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 260 min.
TV show
Story: A three-part miniseries that offers a look into the world of trafficking, where drugs, weapons, and even people are traded all over the world. Here, the lives of three Seattle-based men become intertwined...until they're all in over their heads.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover, rise and fall, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, addiction, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%