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Women of San Quentin (1983)
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Women of San Quentin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, battle of the sexes, chaos and mayhem, gender, power relations, women's prison, prisoner, female warden
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about prison, confined, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, society and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Women of San Quentin: K-11 (2012), Fast-Walking (1982), Scrubbers (1982), Weeds (1987), Black August (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, transsexual, prison, fish out of water, confined, hopes, gender, violence, misfit, power relations, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, crime, escape, prison life, cons and scams, stoners, militant, confined, unlikely partners, crimes, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: prison, survival, women's prison, prison life, youth, danger, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, confined ...
Time: 80s
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Weeds (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: prison, strong sexual content, prison life, redemption, follow your dream, criminal heroes, hopes, journalism, writer's life, lifestyle, confined, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, prison life, life is a bitch, society, price of justice, rebelliousness ...
Place: california, usa
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, going straight, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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So Evil, So Young (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A teenage girl is wrongfully accused of theft and is sent away to a harsh reform school.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, women's prison, criminal heroes, fugitives, false accusation, school, heist, prison life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, confined ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
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Ombline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ombline, a 20-year-old woman, is sent to prison for three years after committing a violent assault on a police officer. Just when she has lost all hope for the future, she discovers that she is pregnant. The law allows her to rear her newborn for ...
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: newborn baby, prison, women's prison, family problems, single parent, hopes, prison life, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, babies and infants, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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47%
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The Glass House (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, society, fighting the system, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
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Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, bullying, rape, vengeance, sexual abuse, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, politics, racism, moral dilemma, youth, survival, obsession, prison life, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, family relations, confined, couple relations, prison life, life is a bitch, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
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44%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: self defense, prison, alcohol abuse, prison life, teenage life, parents and children, custody, isolation, family life, unemployment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, society, law enforcement, state affairs, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
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Martin's Day (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom life has given only dismal loneliness and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, escape, prison, hostages, friends, ocean or sea, isolation, curses spells and rituals, friendship, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 80s
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The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: legal, military, courtroom, american civil war, prison, crimes, army investigation, legal investigation, against humanity, wartime life, captivity, legal action ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, kurd, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, injustice, revolution, life is a bitch, rebellion, youth, kids in trouble, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
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42%
In Your Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, addiction, couple relations, couples, family problems, child killer, clergy, hopes, confined, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
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40%
Reform School Girl (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Donna is sent to a reform school to take the fall for bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, shower, crimes, gays and lesbians, kids in trouble, scapegoat, friends, teenage life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison life, confined, pardon, society, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, legal action, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
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Coldwater (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, survival, juvenile delinquency, danger, confined, youth, re-education, prison, power relations, teenage boy, violence, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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One More Chance (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-convict, after spending six years in prison, tries to re-establish a relationship with the son he hasn't seen in all that time.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, confined, adventure, father son relationship, ex convict
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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34%
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Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, ambition, hardcase students, rehabilitation, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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All Day and a Night (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: prison, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime boss, danger, gang, gang leader, criminal heroes, crimes, police, merciless ...
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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33%
The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, prison, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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32%
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
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32%