Movies like Bronson

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Bronson (2008)
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Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
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, crime, crimes, loneliness, confined, violence spree, human nature, criminal heroes, notoriety, mental illness, isolation, brutality, alter ego, release from prison, crime gone awry, character study, life philosophy, rock, misfit, fist fighting, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 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 interesting films with plots about crime, violence, brutality, murder, gangsters, storytelling and crimes mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Bronson: Legend (2015), Midnight Express (1978), Chopper (2000), Lawless (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: brutal, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, twins, gang, rise and fall, violence, mental illness, crimes, brother brother relationship, organized crime, husband wife relationship, violent ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1957
Place: england, london, east end london, scotland yard
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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, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, romancing a criminal, mafia, rise to the top, crime, organized crime, against the rules, gangsters, criminal heroes, mob boss, prison life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, canada, arizona, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, french, torture, chase, notoriety, mob boss, against the rules, crimes, escape, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, anger, rape, sadism, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, stylized ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, drug use, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, self destructing, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
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82%
 7.3
 216K
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, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, gangsters, crimes, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, great depression, crime, gang, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, axe, gang war, drug abuse, rivalry, addiction, gang, success, betrayal, ambition, loser, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 40K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, therapist, family reunited, power relations, family relations, confined, parents and children, teenage life, troublemaker, youth, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Only God Forgives (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, USA, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, neo-noir, punishment, family relations, owner, criminal heroes, loss of son, violence, surrealism, neo noir, domineering mother, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, rock star, gangsters, crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, rock, criminal heroes, music, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, europe, england, berlin germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, on the road, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 73K
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: realistic, serious, brutal, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 9K
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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, protest, bank robber, crime, police corruption, fighting the system, criminal heroes, state affairs, anti heroes, chases and races, heroes, racism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, drugs, prison escape, friendship between men, gang leader ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ 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, realistic, sincere, captivating, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, rock, juvenile delinquency, society, misfit, social misfits, criminal heroes, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, criminal heroes, robbery, danger, fall in love, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crimes, church, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, warden, alcatraz, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, defiant, human spirit, isolation, punishment, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 50s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, on the run, escapades, confined, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, prison, prison life, confined, criminal heroes, violence spree, crime, crimes, friends, social climbing, deadly, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, gang war, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crime, life is a bitch, violence spree, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, colombia, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.9
 89K
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: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, muslim, gangsters, cruelty, convict, bribery, guilt, respect, lawyer, racial slur, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 35K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison warden, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, lone hero, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 8.7
 921K
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, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, shooting, friendship, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 5K
Cass (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, adoption, rebelliousness, misfit, society, lifestyle, self discovery, soccer, rebellion, urban, machismo, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 81K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, loneliness, vigilantism, violence, investigation, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, deadly, incompetent police, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 1K
The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prison, australian, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, society, sexual abuse, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: 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, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadism, violence, gory, cruelty, on the road, murderous pair, mass murder, crime, violence spree, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, paris france, arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 7K
The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, crime, family relations, gang, ballet, couples, siblings relations, parents and children, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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