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Civil Brand (2002)
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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 herself in prison after being falsely convicted of murder, and who is told that her baby has been murdered, sparking her to lead her fellow inmates in the protest
Style: tense, rough, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, prison life, human spirit, hopes, juvenile delinquency, social decay, crimes, misfit, racism, sexual abuse, fighting the system, crime, life is a bitch, legal, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, feminism, rebellion, confined, good versus evil, society, animal life ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, crime, prison, confined, society and prison life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Civil Brand: Girls in Prison (1994), Lockdown (2000), Reform School Girls (1986), Stranger Inside (2001), Bad Boys (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, women in prison, frame up, false accusation, prison riot, wrongful conviction, murder, lust, anger, mccarthyism, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, dishonesty, gang, vengeance, family life, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, false accusation, teenage life, crime, crimes, prison life, sexual relations, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, confined, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: thought provoking, rough, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, youth, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, family relations, gang, society, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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 ⇓
55%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, legal, drug dealing, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, wrong place wrong time, hopes, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 1K
Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: racism, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, misfit, prison, legal, husband wife relationship, immigrants, liberal, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
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Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, women in prison, prostitute, women's prison, racial tension, prison, injustice, opposites attract, deadly, false accusation, sexual abuse, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, anti semitism, haunted by the past, legal, politics, crimes, legal action, prison life ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, injustice, danger, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, rebellion, restaurant, legal, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death row, courtroom drama, prison life, tragic hero, dysfunctional family, prison, parents and children, mormon, price of justice, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 2K
Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, sexual abuse, confined, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, buddies, deadly, crime gone awry, rebellion, society, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 2K
Chained Heat (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after drink driving and killing a man. The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling ...
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sadism, racism, prostitute, prison, women's prison, captivity, sexploitation, lesbian sex, juvenile delinquency, injustice, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, hostage, self defense, family in danger, bishop, rapist, family relations, racism, danger, confrontation, prison escape, garrote ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, parents and children, injustice, rebellion, legal, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 653
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, injustice, crimes, sexual relations, crime, frame up, prison life, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 413
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, human spirit, injustice, courtroom drama, rebellion, prison life, society, hopes, confined, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 1K
The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, ku klux klan, injustice, social relations, police corruption, vengeance, legal, teenage life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 2K
Sket (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means joining a rival girl gang led by the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, youth, society, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 7K
F.I.S.T. (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, bleak
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, gang, against the odds, crimes, rivalry, legal, injustice, campaign, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: washington d.c., cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 11K
In Bar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young high society friends, aged between 18 and 25, are gathered at a friend's bar that they regularly frequent for the night. But when they finish of their last beer and prepare to head home they find themselves held captive at ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: bar, gang, captivity, vigilantism, deadly, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, vengeance, murder, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 693
Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, legal, tough heroes, juvenile delinquency, racism, rebellion, fighting the system, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, london, europe, england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 268
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, confined, against the rules, rebellion, fighting the system, prison life, society, militant, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lust for Freedom (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, sexual abuse, frame up, life is a bitch, confined, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, injustice, strong female presence, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, danger, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, sexual abuse, small town, prostitute, deadly, small town life, dishonesty, farm, on the road, frame up, strong female presence, racism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Journey to the End of the Night (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is married with the former prostitute Angie, and they have a little son. When a ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, pimp, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gambling, murder, deadly, disorder, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
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