Movies like Martin's Day

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Martin's Day (1985)
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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 frustration in return. Soon he begins to admire "Stech" for his cheeky pranks against society and his desperate mission to make dreams come true. In a climactic moment, he chooses to stay with the man even though he could run away. Via hijacks and hijinx, they flee to the idyllic peace of the older Martin's childhood home, a cabin on a lake. But the police are close behind, impatient and trigger-happy.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, escape, prison, crimes, ocean, youth, friendship, hostages, ocean or sea, confined, friends, crime, fugitives, obsessive quest, manhunt, chases and races, curses spells and rituals, isolation, intergenerational friendship, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child driving car
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Martin's Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about confined, crimes, prison, youth, society, prison life and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Martin's Day: Blind Flight (2003), One More Chance (1981), Fast-Walking (1982), Women of San Quentin (1983), Fuehrer Ex (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, hostage, captivity, prison life, introspection, hopes, confined, isolation, culture clash, prison, society, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, adventure, confined, ex convict, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
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93%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, deadly, rescue, crimes, leadership, stewardess, danger, save the day, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.5
 605
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, unlikely partners, prison life, cons and scams, escape, stoners, militant, confined, crimes, crime, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, chaos and mayhem, power relations, battle of the sexes, confined, gender, female warden, prisoner, women's prison
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, racism, moral dilemma, politics, prison life, obsession, youth, survival, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 960
A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, friends, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kidnapping, high school ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 376
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, survival, women's prison, gays and lesbians, society, confined, fighting the system, juvenile delinquency, babies and infants, youth, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: alcohol abuse, prison, self defense, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, family life, custody, parents and children, teenage life, isolation, unemployment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, obsessive quest, crime, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, missing child, confined, family problems, family relations, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 425
Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, violence against women, crimes, youth, coming of age, friendship, missing person, kidnapping, school, hostage, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, new york, philadelphia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 407
Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, youth, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, couples, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
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Rollercoaster (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.
Style: sincere, disturbing, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage life, human nature, drug abuse, friendship, curses spells and rituals, kids in trouble, friends, theme park, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, women's prison, tough heroes, heist, school, prison life, false accusation, fugitives, criminal heroes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 1K
Tiresia (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the legend of Tiresias, it tells of a transsexual who is kidnapped by a man and left to die in the woods. She is then saved by a family and receives the gift of telling the future.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: transsexual, prostitute, captivity, obsession, hostage, hostages, society, confined, crimes, kidnapping, illegal immigration, transsexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, crimes, politics, youth, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, society, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, sodomy, crimes, juvenile prison, youth, crime, going straight, prison life, deadly, confined, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cold Comfort (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dolores has everthing she wants for her birthday: a party, 18 glowing candles, and Stephen, the handsome stranger who's more than a guest. He's a prisoner. COLD COMFORT bristles with the suspense, passion and danger of three people caught ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: hostage, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, split personality, psychopath, family relations, profanity, hostages, confined, isolation, parents and children, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 350
Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, state affairs, politics, confined, missing person, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dictatorship, exile
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 4K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, escape, confined, youth, life is a bitch, society, injustice, kids in trouble, revolution ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 98
Octavia (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: sexual, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, society, misfit, confined, youth, hopes, friendship, captivity, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, crimes, human spirit, heist, rise and fall, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, escape, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, crimes, escapades, heroes, airplane, survival, hijacking, police station, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 609
Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: confined, woman in danger, heist, isolation, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, danger, crime gone awry, parents and children, bank, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 588
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
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Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, teenage love, confined, crimes, captivity, wilderness, obsession, love and romance, youth, mentally unstable, breakup, teen romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, on the run, racism, interracial relations, crimes, partners, friendship, friends, in the woods, fugitives, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rough, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, shower, hip hop, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, gays and lesbians, rivalry, crimes, ambition, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 369
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, uncover truth, hitman, crimes, confined, race against time, couple relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%