Movies like Control 2004

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Control (2004)
 6.2
 8K
Control (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lee Ray Oliver, a death row inmate, is given a second chance at life if he agrees to undergo a new chemical treatment used to modify behavior.
Style: psychological, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, experimental
Plot: death sentence, prison, experiment, lethal injection, starting over, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, race against time, human experiment, manhunt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, doctor patient relationship, faked death, prison life, drug abuse, death row, killer, medicine, psychopath, scientist, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, law enforcement, criminal heroes and prison mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Control: Hero Wanted (2008), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), The Escapist (2002), The Line (2009), Bloody Tie (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, hospital, child in peril, bank teller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, working undercover, vigilantism, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.1
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, violence spree, confined, haunted by the past, gang, murder, crimes, tough heroes, criminal heroes, heroes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.1
 4K
The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, gangsters, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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 6.2
 704
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, dealer, drug abuse, law enforcement, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.8
 9K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, snitch, rivalry, swamp, criminal's revenge, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.4
 629
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.6
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grief, vengeance, vigilantism, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, family problems, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 52K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, jungle, betrayal, chase, brutality, battles, death row, survival, game of death, surveillance, vengeance, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.4
 671
Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, chase, starting over, heroes, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 4K
Mean Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One hundred mid- and low-level gangsters who are on their boss' bad side are locked inside a newly-built high-security prison, and given plenty of guns, ammo, and baseball bats, then told that the last survivor will get a suitcase with 10 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, redemption, partners, rivalry, contests and competitions, crimes, organized crime, battles, criminal heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
After the Storm (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On the run from smugglers and the police, world-weary scavenger Arno (Benjamin Bratt) takes a job as a courier for a tycoon. But when the tycoon's yacht goes down in a storm, can Arno partner with a fellow sea scavenger to loot the ship's ...
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, adventurer, rivalry, escapades, femme fatale, manipulation, crimes, rescue, treasure hunt, treasure, criminal heroes, gigolo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 1K
Rancid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. Hayson tries to right old wrongs and get his life back on track. However, life has other plans, and he realizes that the past is best laid to rest or it might haunt you ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, crimes, introspection, dishonesty, couples, suspicion of murder, false accusation, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, writer's block, high school reunion, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, adventure, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, law enforcement, ghost, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 2K
Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upwardly-mobile executive Jane (Sarah Butler) uncovers evidence that that her high powered boss may have been murdered, prompting the corporation to dispatch a "crisis manager" (D.B. Sweeny) to ensure that the truth never gets out. Now, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: trapped in an elevator, elevator, trapped, assassination attempt, crimes, survival, manhunt, murderer, skyscraper, female protagonist, assassin, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, basic training, heroes, gunfight, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Deadly Impact (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deadly Impact follows hard-nosed cop Thomas Armstrong (Flanery) whose life was shattered when he became the helpless target of a mastermind murderer. Returning home after a much-needed break, Armstrong joins the FBI to seek revenge and help track ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: undercover, police detective, hostage, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, track down, tough heroes, hitman, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 3K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, contests and competitions, investigation, confined, law enforcement, prison life, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Driven to Kill (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, vigilantism, haunted by the past, family relations, one man army, heroes, martial arts, russian, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 634
Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, confined, frame up, jail, court ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 18K
Ricochet (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, law enforcement, murder, false accusation, frame up, friendship, investigation, rivalry, haunted by the past, dishonesty, career ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Half Past Dead 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Long time inmate Twitch (Kurupt) gets himself transfered to a tougher prison than the re-opened Alcatraz. He claims it's to be closer to his lady but his real motives are a bit more grandiose. There he crosses paths with Burke (Bill Goldberg) a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, manhunt, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, prison life, rivalry, confined, heroes, leadership, society, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.1
 325
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, death row, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, murder, prison, violence, board game, graphic violence, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 744
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.3
 738
Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, legal, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, power relations, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gutshot Straight (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gambling, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, couple relations, crime boss, poker, sexual relations, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hitman, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, nurse, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%