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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mafia, crime boss, outcast, gangsters, youth, crimes, misfit, teenage life, society, family problems, social misfits, down on your luck, haunted by the past, estrangement, hardcase students, boxing, drummer, delivery man, death of father, drumming, crime
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, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, family problems and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Street Hero: Moving Out (1983), American Born (1990), The Toy Soldiers (2014), Lost Angels (1989), Bloody Kids (1980). 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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, suburbs, society, youth, misfit, life turned upside down, culture clash, teenage life, trespassing, moving ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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95%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, mafia, tough heroes, teenage life, vengeance, obsession, unlikely criminals, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, teenager, death of father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, coming out, teenage life, family problems, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, custody, addiction, society, bittersweet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: little boy, gangsters, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, crimes, kids in trouble, social decay, teenage life, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 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, serious, rough, psychological, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: abusive mother, pregnancy, homeless, starting over, survival, human spirit, domestic violence, family problems, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, youth, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, prison, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, friendship, social decay, gang, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, teenage girl, solitude, introspection, teenage life, family problems, losing-it hero, teenage love, estrangement, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, teenage life, love, family problems, society, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, escape, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, semi serious ...
Plot: school, estrangement, parents and children, family problems, youth, teenage life, misfit, blackmail, public humiliation, first love, masturbation, teasing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, stylized, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, criminal heroes, gangsters, hopes, society, crimes, life is a bitch, immigrants, down on your luck, countryside, misfit, dark humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: school shooting, crimes, bully, high school, psychopath, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, kids in trouble, youth, hardcase students, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, rough, gloomy
Plot: orphan, gang, haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, death in the family, bittersweet, kids in trouble, power relations, street gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, losing-it hero, loneliness, social misfits, murder, misfit, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, death, love, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, male rape, downfall, haunted by the past, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, society, estrangement, music, life is a bitch, age difference, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, estrangement, social misfits, crimes, drug dealing, misfit, overdose, society, criminal heroes, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 755
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: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: feminist film, erotic, non-linear, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, prostitute, sexual abuse, sex scene, making love, heroin addict, going straight, gang, misfit, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: lgbt, friendship, teenage love, human nature, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, school, fall in love, power relations, friends ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family problems, society, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 761
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, society, change of luck, hopes, alcohol abuse, youth, confronting the past, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, troubled past, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 1K
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual initiation, friendship, life is a bitch, teenage life, misfit, working class, down on your luck, dull life, youth, society, unemployment, sewing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Traffic Signal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, crimes, disability, misfit, social misfits, politics, society, drug abuse, gangsters, addiction, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 296
Macondo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: youth, coming of age, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, urban ghetto life, little boy, urban ghetto, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 75
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 turned upside down, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, society, family relations, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, life turned upside down, family problems, estrangement, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%