Movies like Cell 211

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Cell 211 (2009)
 7.6
 62K
Cell 211 (2009)
Original name: Celda 211
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, intense, tricky, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, prison guard, hidden identity, confined, convict, penitentiary, prison riot, reformatory, rebellion, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, chaos and mayhem, trapped, rebelliousness, pretense, criminal heroes, isolation, protest, switching roles, warden, jail, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe

Most similar movies to Cell 211

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, prison, prison life, corruption, vengeance, violence and confined mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Cell 211: Oz (1997), Felon (2008), The Experiment (2001), The Experiment (2010), Get the Gringo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 86K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rapist, rape, prison, life is a bitch, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.7
 89K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, rivalry, power relations, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 50K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, prison rape, switching roles, confined, violence, danger, brutality, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.0
 101K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, thief, gunfight, gang, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, group of criminals, cons and scams, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 18K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, redemption, crimes, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 42K
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: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, teenage life, confined, parents and children, warden, family relations, family reunited, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
33%
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 5.8
 599
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, prison, haunted by the past, survival, crimes, confined, danger, criminal heroes, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, frame up, false accusation, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 2K
Box 507 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Modesto (Antonio Resines), an honest and responsible professional, is a manager of a small bank branch in Costa del Sol. His daughter died in a forest fire which he had thought to be accidental. One day he wakes up in his bank, after being locked ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fire, bank robbery, investigation, uncover truth, crime, crimes, danger, murder, heist, haunted by the past, bank, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, sadism, prison life, power struggle, rebellion, confined, rebelliousness, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 68
Chess Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mina (Priscila Fantin) is arrested for defrauding the Social Security and beyond to defend the other inmates need to escape from the prison director of surveillance (Tuca Andrada). The crime involved a Senator (Antonio Calloni), trying in every way ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, rivalry, prison, crimes, strong female presence, psychological thriller, psychological torture, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 16K
The Escapist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, prison life, fugitives, prison escape, going straight, terminal illness, escape, tunnel, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 17K
Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, touching, captivating, rough, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, aids, human nature, fighting illness, regret, protest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, leadership, prison, serial killer, friendship, future dystopia, criminal heroes, heroic mission, prison life, tough heroes, gang, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
 7.1
 16K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 37K
Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, manipulation, heist, prison, gangsters, betrayal, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, hidden identity, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Steal from a Thief (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a rainy morning six armed men in disguise rob a bank in Valencia .But what seemed like an easy heist quickly goes wrong with nothing unfolding as planned, and mistrust quickly builds between the two leaders of the gang.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, bank, secret, hostage, hostage situation, government, safe, crooked politician, bank robbery, dishonesty, crimes, secrets ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, survival, police station, danger, machine gun, crimes, siege, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 681
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: rough, bleak, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, human spirit, social decay, prison life, deadly, fighting the system, sexual abuse, racism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, prison life, criminal heroes, fugitives, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 3K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: prison, prison life, crimes, confined, vigilantism, life is a bitch, vengeance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, juvenile delinquency, chase, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 28K
Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, sport, gangsters, murder, gambling, prison life, solitary, lone hero, dishonesty, human spirit, crime, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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