Movies like Shank 2010

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Shank (2010)
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Shank (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code... In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, futuristic, exciting, bleak, serious, realistic, controversial, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social decay, gang, profanity, society, youth, life is a bitch, future dystopia, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, revenge, vengeance, violence spree, urban, strong violent content, coming of age, deadly, motorcycle chase, innocence lost, sexual content, teenager, dog, dancing, horse, fight, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Shank

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, revenge, crime, vengeance, gang and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Shank: Offender (2012), Harry Brown (2009), Shopping (1994), Montana (2014), Sket (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Offender (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: prison life, confined, crimes, prison, life is a bitch, vengeance, vigilantism, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, juvenile delinquency, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, violence, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, criminal, nihilism, violence, gang, vandalism, crime, crimes, teenage life, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, heist ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.4
 1K
Montana (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the mean streets of London's East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, coming of age, assassin, drugs/alcohol, deadly, master criminal, gangsters, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, youth, rivalry, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An old firm leader returns to Green Street for Revanche after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, martial arts, society, gang, ambition, drugs/alcohol, friends, violence spree, hooliganism, underground fighting, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.6
 12K
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, serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, society, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, youth, starting over, urban ghetto, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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86%
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The Veteran (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society. Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, ex military, gang, undercover, crimes, ex soldier, gang war, vigilantism, conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, violence, basketball, graphic violence, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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85%
 4.1
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Freight (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Russian gang operating in Leeds with no respect for the laws of England, traffic Eastern Europeans in containers then enslave them, the women to sex, the men to illegal fights. They cross local businessman Gabe Taylor and a war escalates, but when ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, prostitute, vengeance, track down, confined, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, power relations, forced into action, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.4
 6K
Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, drugs/alcohol, vigilantism, vengeance, young heroes, girls with guns, organized crime, betrayal, haunted by the past, kidnapping, blood, mentor ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, violence, profanity, heroes, fistfight, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gunfight, gang violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, rivals, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime boss, criminal, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
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Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Kidulthood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: serious, rough, tense, dark, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, school, bullying, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, social decay, teenage love, friendship, lifestyle, hardcase students, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, deadly, rivalry, crimes, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.2
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V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, intense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, vengeance, distopia, anti hero, freedom, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.8
 26K
Tekken (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the year of 2039, after World Wars destroy much of the civilization as we know it, territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations; the mightiest of which is the Mishima Zaibatsu. In order to placate the seething masses of this ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts tournament, martial arts, ninja, heroes, distopia, vengeance, mortal combat, master warrior, danger, future dystopia, ambition, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.7
 32K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Savage Streets (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country:
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, vigilantism, social decay, sexual abuse, punk, murder, rape, fire, strong female presence, criminal's revenge, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 94K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: cult film, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, gang war, street gang, warrior, chase, vengeance, murder, survival, false accusation, danger, gang member, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, near future, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 12K
The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, high school life, danger, crime, undercover, gang, society, youth, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 19K
Tracers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, harsh, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parkour, gang, chase, crimes, heist, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder, debt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 69K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 3K
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, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, teenage life, power relations, youth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 3K
Clubbed (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, drug dealing, drug dealer, nightclub, clubbing, beaten to death, crimes, society, bouncer, friendship, social decay, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 67K
Strange Days (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, police brutality, violence, pornography, virtual reality, chaos, protest, uncover truth, haunted by the past, prostitute, private detective ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 4K
Anuvahood (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a respected gangster... or cry trying. A ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: coming of age, white trash, city life, youth, society, misfit, ambition, lifestyle, crimes, friendship, urban, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.0
 955
He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, race against time, soldier, crimes, daring rescue, danger, escapades, law enforcement, confined, hostage, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 7K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: realistic, intense, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, vengeance, rivalry, friends, uninhibited rivalry, society, youth, drug dealing, drug addiction, drug overdose ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%