Movies like Cell 211

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Cell 211 (2009)
 7.6
 68K
Cell 211 (2009)
Original name: Celda 211
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, tense, intense, tricky, rough, bleak, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, hidden identity, prison guard, survival, confined, trapped, hostage, rebellion, gangsters, crimes, convict, prison escape, prison riot, unlikely friendships, manipulation, jail, isolation, rebelliousness, protest, warden, switching roles, pretense, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, prison, corruption, confined, prison life, violence and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Cell 211: Felon (2008), Oz (1997), Starred Up (2013), The Experiment (2010), Get the Gringo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 79K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, prison gang, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, organized crime, prison riot, court, survival, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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100%
 8.7
 98K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, rapist, gay, life is a bitch, prison rape, rape, strong sexual content, gang, violence spree, convict ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 46K
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, tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, violence, prison life, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, male nudity, attempted murder, manipulation, character study, confined, teenage life, gay ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 55K
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: rough, psychological, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, psychology, survival, experiment gone awry, human nature, violence, gay rape, prison rape, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.9
 108K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, brutal, twists and turns, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, gang, prison life, confined, gangsters, justice, mafia, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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: harsh, emotional, intense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, revenge, fight, prison violence, gladiator, murder, redemption, vengeance, prison riot, prison life, warden ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 94K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 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, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: prison, torture, experiment, surveillance, aggression, rape, prison escape, disorder, degradation, isolation, violence, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, psychological, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, frame up, vengeance, false accusation, gunfight, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, crimes, prison life, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, confined, criminal heroes, prison fight, supernatural, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 43K
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: suspense, intense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, prison life, prison warden, corruption, vengeance, revenge, self sacrifice, murder, tough guy, torture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, prison life, escape, island, freedom, convict, confined, partners, runaway, punishment ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1961, year 1962 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 6K
El nino (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Two youths, Niño and Compi, enter the world of drug smuggling in the Strait of Gibraltar; while two police officers, Jesús and Eva, try to eradicate the contraband.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: drug traffic, criminal heroes, smuggling, crimes, law enforcement, hashish, tough law enforcer, teenager, police, cocaine, graphic violence, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 28K
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, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, betrayal, prison escape, gunfight, love story, police chase, criminal heroes, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 108
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: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mind game, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, rivalry, crimes, prison, strong female presence, psychological torture, graphic violence, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, suspense, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison escape, self sacrifice, woman in danger, prison life, fugitives, escape, runaway, murder mystery, vengeance, brutality, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, israel, canada, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: intense, tense, exciting, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: prison, military, fighting the system, general, prison life, murder, prison riot, sacrifice, manipulation, convict, sadism, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison, women in prison, prison life, lesbian relationship, women's prison, crimes, power struggle, protest, life is a bitch, survival, government facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, survival, prison, friendship, life is a bitch, rivalry, confined, leadership, future dystopia, serial killer, island, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.1
 5K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: prison life, crimes, confined, prison, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, juvenile delinquency, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 17K
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, harsh, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, crimes, tragedy, brutality, survival, existentialism, loneliness, prison life, fugitives, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 3K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, fire, murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, cons and scams, haunted by the past, bank, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 17K
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, tense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, rivalry, police investigation, crimes, betrayal, police corruption, organized crime, investigation, violence, police, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 20K
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, compassionate, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: prison, doctor, crimes, aids, police brutality, prison sex, prison life, fighting the system, prison escape, confined, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Mesrine: 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: bleak, tense, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, robbery, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, romancing a criminal, prison escape, crimes, bank robbery, heist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, montreal, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, survival, police corruption, police station, crimes, criminal's revenge, violence, brutality, sniper, master criminal, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 5K
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, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, muslim, violence, murder, racial slur, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 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, intense, unusual plot structure, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hospital, survival, race against time, hostage, on the run, woman in danger, life turned upside down, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 758
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: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, friendship, injustice, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, harsh, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: overdose, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, depression, visceral, reward, contests and competitions, fish out of water, social decay, suicidal, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%