Movies like Street Hero

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Street Hero (1984)
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Street Hero (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vinnie is a teenage boy who is an outcast at school, alienating teachers and students alike. He is a local courier for the local Mafia boss. He lives in welfare housing with his mother (Peta Toppano), a young brother and sister, and his Mum's lover who he can't stand. Vinnie takes out his aggression with the world practicing boxing at the local gym. He is haunted by images of his father (when just a boy he witnessed his father's murder) and his father's boxing career. His music teacher (Sandy Gore) encourages him to get involved as a drummer with the school band, and his girlfriend Gloria (Sigrid Thornton) and others influence him to stay away from the Mafia.
Style: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: mafia, crime boss, outcast, drummer, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, youth, misfit, crime, family problems, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, estrangement, hardcase students, down on your luck, boxing, delivery man, death of father, drumming
Time: 80s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Street Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and bleak films with plots about society, youth, teenage life, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Street Hero: Moving Out (1983), The Toy Soldiers (2014), American Born (1990), A Better Place (1997), Lost Angels (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, coming of age, immigrants, family relations, misfit, society, youth, life turned upside down, teenage life, culture clash, death, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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The Toy Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, social misfits, addiction, custody, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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60%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, teenager, mafia, vengeance, teenage life, obsession, tough heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
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58%
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A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: misfit, friendship, teenage life, friends, kids in trouble, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kidnapping, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, estrangement, family problems, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: emotional, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: abusive mother, starting over, survival, human spirit, haunted by the past, pregnancy, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits, family problems, domestic violence, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, social misfits, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, gory, social decay, city life, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Ashley (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, solitude, introspection, teenage life, teenage love, losing-it hero, family problems, misfit, society, danger, social misfits, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gang, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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48%
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Homevideo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Shy, sensitive high school outsider Jakob Moormann is miserably lacking immaterial support at home, where his strict father, uniformed cop Claas, and selfish mother are too busy breaking up to be there for him. Jakob focuses on class dream-girl ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: school, estrangement, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family problems, misfit, blackmail, public humiliation, masturbation, first love, teasing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, homeless, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, love, urban ghetto life, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
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42%
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, youth, school shooting, loneliness, social misfits, interview, murder, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Resurrection of a Bastard (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A criminal from Amsterdam barely surviving a liquidation. An old Frisian farmer bent on revenge. An illegal immigrant with uncertain prospects. Eventually, they meet under an ancient oak tree. Beyond the last town.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: criminal heroes, introspection, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, gangsters, crimes, down on your luck, crime, misfit, countryside
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch, social misfits, hardcase students, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgi is 16 years old when he discovers another world through American films forbidden in all Soviet Union until then. Since the post-revolutionary chaos in his home town, Tbilisi, Giorgi has wanted to have succeeded by following the path of his ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: teenage life, family relations, youth, political unrest, prodigy, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, disorder, coming of age, siblings relations, female director
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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37%
Following Rosa (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Following his mother's death, Hector arrives in Manila to live with his grandmother. Unable to speak Tagalog, Hector falls in with a street gang before a photographer takes him under his wing. Haunted by memories of his mother, Hector ...
Style: rough, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: orphan, gang, haunted by the past, youth, life turned upside down, family problems, teaching the ways of the world, bittersweet, death in the family, kids in trouble, power relations, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, loss, coming of age, love, death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, hopes, youth, alcohol abuse, friendship, teenage life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction, down on your luck, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, misfit, crimes, drug dealing, estrangement, social misfits, society, overdose, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, gang, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, teenage life, misfit, hopes, going straight, life is a bitch, starting over, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, youth, society, danger, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, power relations, friends, boarding school, injustice, coming of age, society, misfit, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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 ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, sexual initiation, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, bad girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sugar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, youth, society, haunted by the past, homeless, survival, street life, orphan, life is a bitch, beach, hollywood, 20 year old
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, texas, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%