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Half Past Dead 2 (2007)
 4.4
 2K
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 bulky prisoner who can take care of himself. Twitch, despite being less muscular, is just as mouthy and is pretty much the same. But there is a gang war brewing between the black and hispanic inmates that explodes into a hostile takeover of the prison when the black's gang leader is shot dead and the finger points at Burke. But the sh!t really hits the fan when the real killer and leader of the hispanics, Cortez (Robert Madrid) takes Twitch's girlfriend and Burke's daughter hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, manhunt, alcatraz, crimes, prison life, master criminal, criminal heroes, adventure, heroes, confined, soldier, misfit, fighting the system, fugitives, society, chases and races, chaos and mayhem, law enforcement, rivalry, escape, leadership, criminal's revenge, prisoner, strong man, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, confined, law enforcement, criminal heroes, chases and races and crime mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Half Past Dead 2: Jump Out Boys (2008), Ring of Death (2008), Firetrap (2001), Today You Die (2005), Con Games (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, hitman, rivalry, danger, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, manhunt, vengeance, murder, police shootout, gang violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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95%
 4.9
 984
Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, police investigation, criminal heroes, track down, undercover, ex cop, tough guy, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 764
Firetrap (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt fails; when he enters in cop uniform during an emergency board ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, murder, undercover, burned alive, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, frame up, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.6
 15K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, prison, martial arts, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, tough heroes, save the day, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, crime, dishonesty, crimes, manhunt, heist, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 2.7
 357
Con Games (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A decorated Army veteran goes undercover as a prison inmate to investigate the death of a Senator's grandson, who was killed while behind bars. Once under lock and key, he finds himself at the mercy of an all-powerful guard whose deadly ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison rape, prison, working undercover, soldier, investigation, confined, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.6
 406
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 2.3
 486
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, frame up, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, deadly, heist, criminal heroes, law enforcement, on the run, crimes, kidnapping, disorder, hitman, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 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, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 633
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, danger, master criminal, deadly, save the day, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.3
 2K
Point Blank (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, rescue, danger, race against time, one man army, criminal heroes, hostages, fugitives, tough law enforcer, confined, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 449
Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hotheaded Alaskan customs agent (Sean Patrick Flannery) unwillingly teams up with a coldhearted but beautiful Soviet agent (Ursula Karven) to capture a rogue Russian general (Arnold Vosloo), selling a shipment of deadly nerve gas. Tensions and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, danger, hostages, crimes, adventure, deadly, rivalry, partners, terrorism, prison, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, master criminal, save the day, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 284K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, convict, airplane, helicopter, one man army, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, mercenary, government agent, border patrol, swat team, drug dealing, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, law enforcement, daring rescue, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 221
The Real Thing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: heist, gang, new year's eve, crime, crimes, dishonesty, friends, frame up, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, confined, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, partners, crimes, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 604
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, law enforcement, false accusation, criminal heroes, frame up, anti hero, dishonesty, confined, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, hitman, tough heroes, danger, going straight, criminal heroes, organized crime, prison, prisoner, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 951
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, frame up, courtroom drama, murder, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, crimes, life sentence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 4K
Mean Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, redemption, crime, partners, contests and competitions, rivalry, crimes, organized crime, uninhibited rivalry, prison life, battles, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.6
 2K
Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: fighting crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, rivalry, danger, criminal, brutality, betrayal, bandit, law and order, criminal gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 9K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crime boss, train crash, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 344
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, drug dealing, betrayal, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 406
Quick (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, female assassin, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, gangsters, danger, manhunt, murder, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.1
 345
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, undercover, hostages, danger, race against time, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 757
Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, rescue, femme fatale, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, redemption, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, prison life, confined, law enforcement, investigation, contests and competitions, cons and scams, martial arts, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%