Movies that are like Papillon

If you like "Papillon" you are probably looking for bleak, realistic, serious and dramatic movies of Biography, Crime and Drama genre about / that have / with prison, adventure, prison escape, brutality, freedom, rebellion and buddies themes shot in France or USA.
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Papillon (1973)
 8.0
 105K
Papillon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dramatic, harsh, interesting, inspirational, captivating, compassionate, suspense, breathtaking, intense, brutal, talky, tense, factual, cerebral, psychological, atmospheric, clever, emotional, rough, suspenseful, entertaining
Plot: prison, adventure, prison escape, brutality, freedom, rebellion, buddies, survival, friendship, mentor, island, jungle, courage, unlikely friendships, justice, runaway, storytelling, destiny, indians, corruption, childhood, violent, adaptation, character study, solitude, murder, book, idealism, brainwashing, psychology, loneliness, philosophy, redemption, greed, fighting the system, dialogue, revenge, gunfight, life, transformation, human spirit, distopia, false accusation, visceral, insanity, life philosophy, prison life, confined, dishonesty, hopes, partners, escape attempt, power relations, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, hopelessness, prison warden, imprisonment, guillotine, hardship, death penalty, penitentiary, tropical island, chained, corporal punishment, butterfly, exile, voyage, forced labor, hard labor, tough guy, trap, sweat, suicide, prisoner, deportation, violence, criminal heroes, friends, execution, life sentence, defiant, low lives, undisciplined, solitary, petty criminal, overbearing, lifesaver, warden, punishment, vicious, dignity, boat, goodhearted, shot to death, broken eyeglasses, leper, sea turtle, safecracker, leprosy, dart, blowgun, protector, shaving cream, naked dead man, miscarriage of justice, starvation, native, stretcher, loincloth, canoe, wrongful conviction, sexual harassment, spirit, french soldier, pearl, coconut, sailing, crocodile, facial tattoo, crab, jumping into water, pig, mother superior, uniform, turtle, shaving, raft, cigar, sniper, old man, hammock, convent, capital punishment, gunshot, nun, impalement, tattoo, swamp, river, homosexuality, ship, sea, decapitation, bounty hunter, shot in the head, cliff, jail, torture, knife, gore, throat slitting, rifle, male nudity, gun, escape, cockroach, gay slur, betrayal, love, eyeglasses, notoriety, capture, convict, acceptance, obstacle, vengeance, culture clash, crime gone awry, crime, chase, beautiful scenery
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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The Shawshank Redemption
Crime, Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
Birdman of Alcatraz
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA
147 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Papillon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and bleak films with plots including prison, brutality, storytelling, mentor, crime, redemption and violent themes mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Papillon: Cool Hand Luke (1967), The Hurricane (1999), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Midnight Express (1978), The Shawshank Redemption (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.2
 134K
Cool Hand Luke
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, reflective, dramatic, talky, harsh, rough, interesting, enigmatic, atmospheric, earnest, road movie, bleak, witty, cerebral, thought provoking, intense, depressing, tense, clever
Plot: prison, rebellion, prison escape, fighting the system, gangs, buddies, mentor, death, freedom, storytelling, existentialism, rebelliousness, character study, anti-hero, life philosophy, runaway, redemption, boxing match, egg, escape, punched in the face, drinking, gunfight, friendship, philosophy, courage, brutality, idealism, dialogue, loneliness, violent, human spirit, greed, culture clash, destiny, childhood, crime gone awry, barbed wire, complex characters, adaptation, corruption, crime, unlikely friendships, honest, small town, prison life, rebel, imprisonment, confined, loss of mother
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 82K
The Hurricane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Style: thought provoking, touching, dramatic, serious, inspirational, intense, uplifting, factual, realistic, interesting, disturbing, earnest, emotional, sincere, sentimental, compassionate, bleak, harsh, suspense
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, mentor, sport, human spirit, justice, corruption, friendship, courage, boxing, storytelling, courtroom drama, redemption, police corruption, childhood, false accusation, murder, destiny, lawyer, greed, freedom, prejudice, political corruption, conspiracy, runaway, crime, manipulation, injustice, life, race, idealism, character study, boxer, life philosophy, vengeance, police investigation, dialogue, unlikely friendships, brutality, death penalty, catastrophe, boxing match, transformation, chase, adaptation, revenge, survival, segregation
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   88%
 
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Birdman of Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, dramatic, harsh, captivating, realistic, interesting, bleak, reflective, talky, uplifting, sentimental, factual, melancholic, inspirational, disturbing, sincere, touching, depressing
Plot: prison, alcatraz, redemption, rehabilitation, fighting the system, corruption, mentor, death penalty, birds, storytelling, character study, life, gunfight, idealism, violent, murder, human spirit, friendship, solitude, justice, runaway, prison escape, segregation, unlikely friendships, drinking, childhood, greed, brutality, adaptation, conspiracy, warden, political, transformation, loneliness, destiny, depression, bird, dark hero, life & death, pornography, rebellion, life philosophy, hospital, rebel, prisoner, vengeance, isolation, prison life, confined, hopes
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   90%
    User:   50%
 
Midnight Express
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey, France
Duration: 121 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, dramatic, harsh, brutal, tense, intense, interesting, suspenseful, reflective, psychological, captivating, suspense, depressing, compassionate, talky, emotional, factual
Plot: prison, brutality, torture, prison escape, drugs, prison life, corruption, redemption, justice, genocide, violent, greed, drug abuse, violence, storytelling, honest, crime, mentor, prejudice, islam, idealism, friendship, injustice, politics, philosophy, runaway, political, propaganda, visceral, insanity, revenge, loneliness, adaptation, vengeance, courage, drinking, manipulation, lawyer, freedom, psychology, culture clash, masturbation, escape, catastrophe, weed, unlikely friendships, confined, life is a bitch, down on your luck, fighting the system
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Style: touching, realistic, talky, sentimental, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns, captivating, serious, dramatic, earnest, emotional, compassionate, suspense, intellectual, inspirational, interesting, cerebral, reflective, epic, intense, entertaining, philosophical, sad, atmospheric, twist ending, gloomy, uplifting, sincere
Plot: prison, redemption, corruption, plot twist, prison escape, wrongful imprisonment, friendship, freedom, human spirit, storytelling, mentor, violence, unlikely friendships, justice, happy ending, destiny, courage, police brutality, life, twists & turns, honest, philosophy, literature, loneliness, foul language, existentialism, adaptation, false accusation, crime, life philosophy, survival, greed, prison life, confined, friendship between men, delinquent, framed for murder, dishonesty, hopes, wrongful conviction, life is a bitch, imprisonment, suicide by hanging, suicide by gunshot, trial, suicide, male nudity, accountant, prison guard, buddies
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, year 1949, year 1963, year 1947, year 1954, year 1946, year 1957, year 1966
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   55%
 
Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual, realistic, intense, gloomy, brutal, interesting, harsh, melancholic, suspense, rough, tense, entertaining, inspirational, thought provoking, light, earnest, touching, psychological
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, dedicated lawyer, corruption, male nudity, mentor, justice, brutality, prison life, insanity, police investigation, court, vengeance, prison escape, manipulation, courtroom drama, redemption, greed, friendship, runaway, bank robbery, death penalty, righting the wronged, storytelling, revenge, betrayal, idealism, childhood, conspiracy, courage, unlikely friendships, crime, mistreatment, death row, murder trial, prisoner, police corruption, confined, political, life philosophy, chase, destiny, catastrophe, adaptation, transformation
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1938
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
Escape from Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, tense, dramatic, serious, rough, interesting, intense, harsh, earnest, clever, talky, cerebral, enigmatic, entertaining, factual, dark, bleak, exciting, brutal, sentimental
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, island, prison escape, mentor, buddies, survival, corruption, violence, storytelling, dialogue, chase, redemption, gunfight, runaway, brutality, freedom, nude fight, mouse, prison warden, pubic hair, organized crime, prison life, justice, greed, life philosophy, loneliness, violent, existentialism, childhood, unlikely friendships, friendship, segregation, vengeance, fight scenes, bullying, drinking, against the odds, philosophy, fighting the system, revenge, dark hero, moral ambiguity, crime, anti-hero, life & death, classic car, confined, partners, rebellion
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1960, year 1961, year 1962
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   50%
 
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 7.6
 15K
Carandiru
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, compassionate, dramatic, brutal, melancholic, harsh, reflective, offbeat, captivating, touching, interesting, sad, road movie
Plot: prison, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, realism, brutality, drug abuse, violence, drugs, prison life, solitude, corruption, rebellion, unlikely friendships, doctors, doctor, aids, segregation, runaway, storytelling, prison escape, weapons, mentor, courage, confined, violent, friendship, murder, attempted murder, gangs, life & death, prejudice, police brutality, life philosophy, tragedy, loneliness, redemption, brazilian, betrayal, freedom, power relations, life, hospital, death, idealism, alone in the world, crime, catastrophe, honest, fighting the system
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   91%
 
 7.1
 13K
Brubaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, factual, harsh, dramatic, interesting, thought provoking, intense, disturbing, suspense, talky, inspirational, tense, entertaining, exciting
Plot: prison, fighting the system, corruption, prison life, greed, mentor, prison escape, politics, justice, murder, idealism, political, violence, runaway, against the odds, bullying, abuse, prison warden, police corruption, police investigation, torture, jesus, brutality, chase, childhood, unlikely friendships, business, revenge, transformation, society, underdog, adaptation, small town, political corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, lawyer, court, catastrophe, friendship, human spirit, crime, redemption, dialogue, courtroom, depression, foul language, vengeance, race issues, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   70%
 
 7.2
 7K
American Me
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: realistic, disturbing, brutal, bleak, serious, harsh, rough, intense, melancholic, stylized, tense, dramatic, talky, bloody, reflective, suspenseful, emotional, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, prison, crime, gang, gangs, violent, brutality, buddies, mentor, drugs, blood, life, gangsters, mafia, relationships, friendship, fight scenes, vengeance, life philosophy, redemption, revenge, character study, unlikely friendships, drinking, gangster, hospital, visceral, tragedy, pornography, destiny, rape, introspection, honest, betrayal, dialogue, loneliness, lowrider, racism, male nudity, corruption, stereotypes, childhood, mexican american, jail, depression, self discovery, life & death, philosophy, storytelling, runaway
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 70s, year 1959, year 1943, 1940s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
 7.3
 117K
Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, depressing, dramatic, dark, intense, gloomy, interesting, factual, heartbreaking, brutal, melancholic, rough, sad, captivating, harsh, earnest, tense, suspenseful, talky
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, crime, prostitution, rape, sexual abuse, murder, death penalty, mental illness, betrayal, lesbian, tragedy, brutality, gay, sexualized violence, depression, loneliness, police investigation, homeless, life & death, life, death, violence, character study, gory, drinking, relationships, insanity, mentor, psychology, redemption, violent, justice, childhood, drug abuse, manipulation, social misfits, destructive relationship, corruption, obsession, motel, transformation, friendship, greed, runaway, guilt, destiny, storytelling, vengeance, honest
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   100%
 
 7.5
 70K
Felon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, intense, brutal, dramatic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, harsh, emotional, interesting, tense, talky, clever, entertaining, bad ending, light, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, crime, prison life, survival, prison escape, mentor, corruption, violence, brutality, redemption, life turned upside down, justice, violent, vengeance, chase, politics, fighting the system, revenge, solitude, foul language, dialogue, weapons, life philosophy, criminal heroes, gangsters, honest, organized crime, conspiracy, prison riot, neo nazi, tear gas, fight, court, betrayal, greed, family, gunfight, catastrophe, drinking, transformation, aryan, break in, confined, fight scenes, courage, culture clash, life & death, torture, storytelling
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
 7.9
 84K
A Prophet
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious, brutal, harsh, dramatic, talky, rough, cerebral, reflective, interesting, intense, psychological, captivating, breathtaking, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized, disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, enigmatic, dark humor, dark, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gangsters, mafia, corruption, french, brutality, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, ethnic conflict, gangster, violence, violent, mentor, storytelling, islam, gangs, character study, prison life, visceral, friendship, loneliness, redemption, prison escape, mob, complex characters, greed, drugs, coming of age, betrayal, muslim, psychology, justice, unlikely friendships, vengeance, existentialism, runaway, criminal heroes, life & death, coming-of-age, childhood, assassination, cruelty, crime gone awry, protection, arab, money, tragedy, transformation, pornography
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
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 6.6
 19K
Hoffa
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Style: factual, captivating, serious, dramatic, interesting, sincere, realistic, suspense, atmospheric, intense, enigmatic, clever, bleak, bad ending, road movie, talky, harsh, suspenseful, cerebral, melancholic, inspirational, tense, epic, surprise ending, tricky, entertaining, brutal, sentimental
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, rise and fall, crime, mob, mentor, political corruption, politics, greed, censorship, violence, justice, redemption, vengeance, president, ambition, betrayal, dialogue, murder, storytelling, destiny, life, conspiracy, prison, brutality, power, assassination, gangster, dishonesty, business, mental illness, violent, death, catastrophe, revenge, adaptation, hitman, writers, paranoid, life & death, creativity, chase, partners, depression, eccentricity, runaway, transformation, crime gone awry
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: michigan, new jersey, usa, new york, detroit, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
 6.6
 11K
Animal Factory
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, harsh, brutal, dramatic, enigmatic, compassionate, talky, stylized, depressing, melancholic, bloody, disturbing, interesting, dark humor, cerebral, atmospheric, intense, rough, gloomy, entertaining
Plot: prison, friendship, drugs, violence, crime, brutality, innocence lost, violent, mentor, gangs, crime gone awry, corruption, unlikely friendships, greed, prison escape, gunfight, redemption, murder, gangsters, life philosophy, prison life, drinking, homeless, character study, classic car, guitar, survival, strike, adaptation, segregation, gratuitous violence, prison warden, confined, dialogue, stylish, fighting the system, nudity (full frontal - brief), pornography, runaway, depression, catastrophe, writers, gangster, storytelling, human nature, vengeance, bullying, betrayal, paranoid, plot twist
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey, puerto rico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
 8.7
 825K
Goodfellas
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Style: stylized, realistic, dark humor, epic, rough, serious, bloody, interesting, dramatic, brutal, intense, talky, suspense, tense, bleak, clever, captivating, suspenseful, harsh, atmospheric, cerebral
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, crime, mafia, gangsters, violence, gangster, brutality, heist, betrayal, mob, hitman, oldies, buddies, violent, drugs/alcohol, stylish, rise and fall, drugs, mentor, visceral, storytelling, gratuitous violence, foul language, crime gone awry, greed, dialogue, anti-hero, rags to riches, corruption, drug dealing, redemption, honest, dark hero, casino, gangs, guns, gunfight, childhood, crime epic, brooklyn new york city, prison, murder, character study, life, moral ambiguity, philosophy, vengeance, blind ambition, gore, drug traffic
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 6.8
 3K
Hellsinki
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, dramatic, realistic, stylized, clever, harsh, rough, melancholic, psychological, intense, tricky, colourful, brutal, enigmatic, absurd, twist ending, interesting, entertaining, exciting, scary, cerebral
Plot: crime, gangsters, prison, finnish, heist, gangster, gangs, brutality, storytelling, crimes, mentor, runaway, culture clash, unlikely friendships, gunfight, death, criminal heroes, life philosophy, mob, violence, tragedy, fantasy world, childhood, drugs, gang of thieves, delinquent, dialogue, stylish, depression, fight scenes, dark hero, catastrophe, crime gone awry, corruption, moral ambiguity, first contact, life & death, transformation, redemption, adaptation, loneliness, underdog, going straight, police investigation, drug addiction, fighting the system, suicide, distopia, greed, justice
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
 7.7
 56K
Cell 211
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, intense, dramatic, suspense, brutal, rough, interesting, talky, clever, harsh, tricky, psychological, captivating, cerebral, atmospheric, entertaining, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, hidden identity, corruption, twists & turns, brutality, violence, mentor, unlikely partners, violent, storytelling, moral ambiguity, prison escape, runaway, life & death, greed, justice, vengeance, friendship, unlikely friendships, sacrifice, hostage, manipulation, murder, betrayal, plot twist, idealism, psychology, rebelliousness, tragedy, identity, penitentiary, prison riot, prison guard, surveillance camera, walkie talkie, gagged, forced to strip, flashback, redemption, police investigation, crime, politics, prison life, gangsters, political, eta, hitman, revenge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
Movie in collections
 7.2
 2K
Slam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, psychological, intellectual, bleak, realistic, emotional, harsh, interesting, gloomy, touching, clever, sad, tense, dramatic, brutal, heartbreaking, enigmatic, reflective, artsy, melancholic, inspirational, cerebral
Plot: prison, marijuana, drugs, injustice, violence, weed, hip hop, gangs, mentor, poetry, hopes, brutality, redemption, life philosophy, corruption, honest, storytelling, pornography, crime, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, stereotypes, justice, drug addiction, dialogue, life, teacher, character study, ethnic conflict, performer's life, mental illness, philosophy, revenge, loneliness, sexualized violence, creativity, relationships, bullying, runaway, dark hero, drug abuse, idealism, drinking, tragedy, friendship, moral ambiguity, art, drug dealing, vengeance, police corruption
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, serious, intense, rough, dramatic, harsh, brutal, tense, suspense, interesting, entertaining, stylized, talky, surprise ending, exciting
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crime, vengeance, revenge, violence, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, violent, mentor, brutality, redemption, corruption, gangster, uninhibited rivalry, gangs, visceral, drugs, gangsters, crime gone awry, bullying, chase, murder, betrayal, foul language, heist, rape, dialogue, teenager, high school, survival, stereotypes, fight scenes, prison escape, justice, runaway, urban ghetto, prison life, hip hop, moral ambiguity, underdog, catastrophe, nudity (full frontal - brief), geek, criminal heroes, school, gunfight, teacher, adaptation, storytelling, sexualized violence
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   45%
 
American History X
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, stylized, bleak, rough, brutal, serious, intense, dramatic, interesting, harsh, emotional, suspense, psychological, cerebral, captivating, heartbreaking, talky, clever, reflective, sincere, thought provoking, surprise ending
Plot: prison, crime, redemption, racism, rape, skinhead, fascism, violence, race issues, violence spree, strong sexual content, brutality, prejudice, violent, brainwashing, mentor, gangs, murder, storytelling, revenge, politics, justice, friendship, nazi, tragedy, vengeance, brothers, visceral, sexualized violence, corruption, rebelliousness, flashbacks, idealism, race, segregation, nazis, psychology, philosophy, manipulation, stereotypes, jail, betrayal, dialogue, destiny, political, nazism, siblings relations, urban, prison rape, xenophobia
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, witty, road movie, humorous, semi serious, bleak, harsh, reflective, compassionate, tense, dramatic, talky, interesting, touching, melancholic, depressing, cynical, atmospheric, sincere, dark humor, dark, suspense
Plot: prison escape, realism, adventurer, on the road, mentor, drinking, fighting the system, character study, prison, unlikely friendships, coming of age, runaway, crime, violent, corruption, friendship, buddies, crime gone awry, foul language, idealism, gunfight, childhood, beer, coming-of-age, loneliness, justice, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash, honest, brutality, teaching the ways of the world, virginity, gangsters, courage, transformation, sailor, taxi, existentialism, redemption, adolescence, life, escapades, journalism, life philosophy, freedom, depression, greed, moral ambiguity, partners
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, virginia, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
 7.1
 101K
Bronson
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Style: disturbing, stylized, surreal, serious, brutal, rough, realistic, psychological, intense, dark humor, captivating, enigmatic, artsy, bleak, harsh, cerebral, offbeat, bloody, tense, talky, melancholic, interesting, macabre, art house, non-linear, entertaining, colourful, atmospheric, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, violence, male nudity, brutality, violence spree, violent, insanity, art, stylish, prison life, anti-hero, vengeance, character study, mental illness, oldies, storytelling, british, eccentricity, mentor, criminal heroes, artist, corruption, life philosophy, psychology, obsession, sexualized violence, isolation, alter ego, gangsters, confined, rock, brainwashing, creativity, depression, adaptation, crimes, drugs, bullying, runaway, surrealism, crime gone awry, twists & turns, greed, dialogue, childhood, catastrophe, visceral, dark hero, life
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
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 6.8
 15K
The Escapist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, intense, dramatic, cerebral, suspense, enigmatic, dark, melancholic, bad ending, surreal, clever, harsh, stylized, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, interesting
Plot: prison, crime, prison escape, redemption, fugitives, betrayal, runaway, plot twist, twists & turns, sacrifice, existentialism, mentor, brutality, parents and children, dialogue, british, death, corruption, greed, prison life, storytelling, maze, insanity, murder, technology, alter ego, criminal heroes, violence, survival, catastrophe, life & death, period piece, first contact, bullying, confined, adaptation, crimes, vengeance, nudity (topless - notable), tragedy, weapons, family relations, complex characters, revenge, loneliness, stereotypes, psychology, ethnic conflict, writers, going straight
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 7.3
 23K
Runaway Train
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, harsh, tense, intense, dramatic, bleak, suspense, talky, melancholic, stylized, cerebral, brutal, atmospheric, road movie, bad ending, interesting, exciting, reflective, philosophical, enigmatic
Plot: train, prison escape, wilderness, fugitives, prison, runaway, existentialism, chases and races, redemption, life & death, chase, survival, brutality, vengeance, character study, mentor, dialogue, confined, corruption, prison warden, visceral, violent, sacrifice, lone hero, gunfight, storytelling, revenge, crimes, adventure, violence, greed, catastrophe, life philosophy, loneliness, culture clash, danger, death, solitude, freedom, obsession, criminal heroes, weapons, unlikely friendships, drinking, gangsters, hitman, nothing goes right, friendship, honest, tragedy
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, epic, intense, serious, rough, brutal, dramatic, psychological, reflective, talky, dark, dark humor, harsh, bleak, suspense, cerebral, interesting, bloody, gloomy, melancholic, suspenseful, tricky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, prison escape, gangster, robbery, violence, realism, organized crime, mafia, violent, stylish, brutality, mob, corruption, storytelling, visceral, mentor, against the rules, prison, character study, dark hero, french, gunfight, bank robbery, justice, crime gone awry, vengeance, murder, tragedy, heist, life & death, anti-hero, hitman, pornography, psychology, violence spree, revenge, death, gangs, betrayal, twists & turns, complex characters, wartime, kidnapping, adaptation, drugs, redemption, relationships, unlikely friendships, criminal heroes
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: france, europe, canada, quebec, montreal quebec, spain, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
Dead Man Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Style: emotional, touching, compassionate, captivating, serious, dramatic, thought provoking, heartbreaking, realistic, interesting, intense, sincere, sad, talky, reflective, earnest, suspense, disturbing, clever, atmospheric, melancholic, brutal, bleak, psychological, harsh, intellectual
Plot: prison, death penalty, redemption, rape, death row, death, clergy, murder, crime, justice, life & death, lawyer, moral ambiguity, guilt, brutality, police investigation, manipulation, tragedy, human spirit, greed, corruption, lethal injection, character study, sisters, storytelling, capitalism, violent, investigation, courtroom, pornography, secrets, serial killer, forgiveness, court, runaway, morality, revenge, culture clash, adaptation, prejudice, honest, unsociability, cowardliness, court case, death sentence, electric chair, charity, therapist, violence, torture
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, harsh, bleak, uplifting, stylized, earnest, touching, clever, comic, entertaining, sad, scenic, light, epic
Plot: redemption, gangsters, prison, gangs, gang, death penalty, genocide, violent, crime, childhood, hip hop, god, revolution, philosophy, gangster, death, courage, classic car, justice, survival, adaptation, friendship, literature, violence, life & death, crimes, transformation, catastrophe, finnish, hopes, brutality, distopia, internet, children, rebellion, mentor, drug addiction, society, artist, police investigation, multiple storylines, mythology, british, dialogue, journalism, torture, storytelling, lone hero, gunfight, secrets
Time: contemporary, future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 

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An Innocent Man
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, disturbing, intense, clever, inspirational, psychological, suspense, melancholic, entertaining, light, bad ending, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, crime, police corruption, revenge, vengeance, tough law enforcer, mentor, drug dealing, life, corruption, life philosophy, false accusation, survival, violence, catastrophe, transformation, lone hero, brutality, unlikely friendships, destiny, gangs, underdog, prison life, dialogue, first contact, justice, culture clash, redemption, adaptation, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue driven, violent, criminal heroes, storytelling, bullying, natural disaster, confined, writers, prison escape, crimes, fantasy world, stereotypes, gunfight, nudity (topless - notable), dishonesty, brothers, friendship, law enforcement
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
 7.3
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The Way Back
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, serious, scenic, dramatic, bleak, harsh, rough, intense, stylized, factual, enigmatic, inspirational, sentimental, based on memoir, interesting
Plot: survival, wilderness, prison escape, desert, freedom, adventure, mentor, on the road, catastrophe, sacrifice, betrayal, storytelling, runaway, courage, camp, against the odds, end of the world, beautiful scenery, dialogue, escape, wartime, nazis, russian, prison, gulag, danger, cold war, humanity, genocide, espionage, unlikely friendships, brutality, solitude, corruption, redemption, idealism, chase, life & death, friendship, greed, culture clash, war, adaptation, jews, escapades, destiny, fantasy world, justice, human spirit, natural disaster
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, asia, poland, india, germany, himalaya, siberia, tibet, mongolia, mine, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
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