Movies like Bronson

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Bronson (2008)
 7.1
 116K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal, disturbing, harsh, bloody, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, society, robbery, crimes, crime, loneliness, confined, violence spree, human nature, criminal heroes, notoriety, mental illness, isolation, brutality, male nudity, alter ego, release from prison, crime gone awry, character study, life philosophy, rock, misfit, fist fighting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Bronson

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and talky films with plots about crime, crimes, violence, brutality, murder, storytelling and runaway mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bronson: Chopper (2000), Legend (2015), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Midnight Express (1978), Stander (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, notoriety, against the rules, mob boss, criminal heroes, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 35K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, rough, cynical, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: rough, tense, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: romancing a criminal, robbery, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, gangsters, against the rules, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, prison life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: france, paris france, montreal, europe, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 151K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, twins, crimes, crime, gang, rise and fall, violence, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, violent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, banned film, atmospheric, controversial, bleak ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, brainwashing, violence spree, violence, psychopath, social misfits, sadism, violent, freedom ...
Time: future, 90s, 70s, near future, 1990s ...
Place: britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, muslim, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, crime, crimes, fighting the system, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rebelliousness, apartheid, dishonesty, violence spree, ex cop, anti heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, betrayal, gang, partners in crime, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug lord, vicious, rivalry, dishonor among criminals, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 91K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, muslim, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, guilt, respect, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, lovers on the run, heist, gang, crimes, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 12K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, crimes, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 74K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: dark humor, brutal, sadistic, atmospheric, controversial ...
Plot: serial killer, sadism, psychopath, criminal heroes, mass murder, violence, gory, cruelty, murderous pair, crime, satire, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, tokyo, paris france, nevada, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 4K
Bad Boys (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety for tearing gas pumps apart when they needed cash. The cast is an impressive one: the brothers are portrayed by Peter Franzen, Lauri ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, juvenile delinquency, youth, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, social misfits, parents and children, criminal heroes, society, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 9K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, rock star, crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, music, criminal heroes, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, new york, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, warden, alcatraz, solitary, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, obstacle, defiant, human spirit, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 15K
Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prison, abuse, prison warden, fighting the system, liberal, corruption, violence, brutality, abuse of power, justice, politics, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crimes, crime, gang war, life is a bitch, violence spree, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ecuador, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 4K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, prison, violence, murder, muslim, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 8K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, sexual abuse, prison gang, violence, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, racism, murder, crimes, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 222K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, gang, great depression, crime, prohibition, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 10K
Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, cult film ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, racism, riot, corruption, revenge, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
 975K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 37K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, lone hero, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, confined, partners, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 118K
Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, criminal heroes, false accusation, prison life, solitary, life sentence, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 163K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1981 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 13K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, neo noir, crime, crimes, prison life, confined, gang war, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 25K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, confined, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 34K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, teenage rape, teenage sex, rivalry, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, crimes, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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