Movies that are like Papillon

If you like "Papillon" you are probably looking for bleak, captivating, inspirational and tense movies of Biography, Crime and Drama genre about / that have / with human spirit, prison escape, free spirit, runaway, survival, friendship and unlikely friendships themes shot in France or USA.
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Papillon (1973)
 8.0
 106K
Papillon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Style: bleak, captivating, inspirational, tense, suspense, psychological, realistic, serious, dramatic, harsh, interesting, compassionate, breathtaking, intense, brutal, emotional, talky, factual, rough, cerebral, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, entertaining
Plot: human spirit, prison escape, free spirit, runaway, survival, friendship, unlikely friendships, destiny, false accusation, character study, prison life, fighting the system, life philosophy, escape attempt, hopes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, life sentence, low lives, imprisonment, prison, adventure, freedom, rebellion, brutality, island, jungle, indians, buddies, mentor, courage, justice, storytelling, corruption, childhood, violent, adaptation, solitude, murder, book, idealism, brainwashing, psychology, loneliness, philosophy, redemption, greed, dialogue, revenge, gunfight, life, transformation, distopia, visceral, insanity, confined, dishonesty, execution, partners, power relations, rebelliousness, friends, defiant, undisciplined, solitary, petty criminal, overbearing, lifesaver, warden, punishment, vicious, dignity, boat, goodhearted, notoriety, capture, convict, acceptance, obstacle, escaped prisoner, hopelessness, shot to death, prison warden, protector, guillotine, hardship, death penalty, penitentiary, tropical island, chained, corporal punishment, butterfly, exile, jumping into water, voyage, capital punishment, forced labor, hard labor, tough guy, tattoo
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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 8.7
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 serious, realistic, dramatic and interesting films with plots including storytelling, mentor, redemption, corruption, runaway, friendship and brutality themes mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Papillon: The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Monster (2003), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Midnight Express (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Style: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic, compassionate, intellectual, inspirational, uplifting, touching, philosophical, sentimental, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, earnest, emotional, suspense, interesting, cerebral, reflective, epic, intense, entertaining, sad, atmospheric, twist ending, gloomy, sincere
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships, justice, destiny, interracial friendship, life, existentialism, police brutality, life philosophy, survival, greed, criminal heroes, friendship between men, camaraderie, banker, money laundering, poetic justice, redemption, corruption, plot twist, mentor, violence, storytelling, courage, twists & turns, honest, philosophy, literature, loneliness, foul language, crime, confined, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, accountant, buddies, crimes, power relations, delinquent
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:   95%
    User:   55%
 
 8.1
 139K
Cool Hand Luke
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, reflective, rough, dramatic, talky, harsh, interesting, thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, earnest, road movie, bleak, witty, cerebral, intense, depressing
Plot: prison, rebellion, freedom, prison escape, friendship, buddies, fighting the system, gangs, rebelliousness, mentor, storytelling, existentialism, character study, anti-hero, life philosophy, runaway, death, redemption, drinking, human spirit, gunfight, philosophy, courage, boxing match, egg, escape, prison life, brutality, idealism, dialogue, loneliness, violent, greed, culture clash, destiny, childhood, crime gone awry, complex characters, adaptation, corruption, crime, unlikely friendships, honest, small town, confined, barbed wire, escape attempt, punishment, anti heroes, dignity
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   100%
 
Movie in collections
 7.3
 119K
Monster
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, psychological, emotional, serious, depressing, gloomy, dramatic, dark, intense, rough, interesting, factual, captivating, heartbreaking, brutal, melancholic, sad, tense, harsh, suspenseful, earnest
Plot: serial killer, crime, prostitution, rape, sexual abuse, murder, prostitute, death penalty, mental illness, lesbian, betrayal, homeless, childhood, redemption, obsession, vengeance, tragedy, depression, gay, violence, death, drinking, brutality, gory, sexualized violence, loneliness, police investigation, life & death, life, character study, social misfits, destructive relationship, relationships, insanity, mentor, psychology, violent, justice, female killer, drug abuse, manipulation, corruption, transformation, friendship, greed, runaway, guilt, destiny, storytelling, crimes
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
Birdman of Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, uplifting, harsh, interesting, bleak, reflective, talky, disturbing, sentimental, sincere, factual, touching, melancholic, inspirational
Plot: prison, alcatraz, redemption, birds, murder, rehabilitation, warden, fighting the system, corruption, human spirit, mentor, death penalty, storytelling, character study, life, gunfight, idealism, violent, friendship, solitude, justice, runaway, prison escape, segregation, unlikely friendships, drinking, childhood, greed, brutality, isolation, adaptation, conspiracy, political, transformation, loneliness, destiny, depression, prison life, dark hero, life & death, pornography, rebellion, life philosophy, confined, hospital, vengeance, bird, hopes, misfit, power relations
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
Midnight Express
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey, France
Duration: 121 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, dramatic, suspenseful, harsh, brutal, tense, intense, interesting, captivating, reflective, psychological, suspense, depressing, compassionate, talky
Plot: prison, brutality, torture, prison escape, drugs, justice, violence, friendship, philosophy, revenge, loneliness, vengeance, freedom, lawyer, prison life, corruption, redemption, genocide, injustice, violent, greed, drug abuse, storytelling, honest, crime, mentor, prejudice, islam, idealism, politics, runaway, confined, political, propaganda, visceral, insanity, adaptation, courage, drinking, manipulation, psychology, culture clash, catastrophe, weed, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, masturbation, escape, down on your luck, fighting the system
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   100%
 
Murder in the First
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, dramatic, factual, realistic, gloomy, intense, rough, brutal, thought provoking, interesting, harsh, touching, melancholic, suspense, tense, entertaining, inspirational, light, earnest, psychological
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, torture, male nudity, dedicated lawyer, corruption, mentor, justice, prison life, brutality, insanity, righting the wronged, police investigation, court, vengeance, prison escape, manipulation, courtroom drama, redemption, greed, friendship, confined, runaway, bank robbery, death penalty, storytelling, crimes, revenge, betrayal, idealism, childhood, conspiracy, courage, unlikely friendships, deadly, crime, police corruption, dishonesty, political, life philosophy, chase, hopes, destiny, catastrophe, adaptation, transformation
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1938
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
 7.6
 83K
The Hurricane
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, inspirational, uplifting, realistic, intense, disturbing, factual, interesting, sincere, earnest, emotional, bleak, sentimental, compassionate
Plot: prison, courtroom, fighting the system, racism, friendship, boxing, freedom, prejudice, police corruption, murder, sport, human spirit, mentor, courtroom drama, justice, corruption, false accusation, courage, storytelling, redemption, childhood, injustice, destiny, lawyer, greed, political corruption, conspiracy, runaway, crime, manipulation, life, race, idealism, character study, life philosophy, vengeance, police investigation, dialogue, unlikely friendships, confined, brutality, death penalty, catastrophe, transformation, chase, legal, adaptation, boxer, revenge, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
 7.5
 71K
Felon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, intense, suspenseful, brutal, dramatic, captivating, suspense, harsh, emotional, interesting, tense, talky, clever, entertaining
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, crime, survival, corruption, death, justice, prison life, prison escape, mentor, violence, life turned upside down, brutality, redemption, violent, vengeance, chase, politics, fighting the system, criminal heroes, revenge, confined, solitude, foul language, dialogue, weapons, life philosophy, gangsters, honest, organized crime, crimes, conspiracy, betrayal, greed, family, gunfight, catastrophe, rivalry, drinking, transformation, fight scenes, prison riot, tear gas, tattoo, fight, court, courage, culture clash, life is a bitch, life & death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 6.6
 19K
Hoffa
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Style: captivating, serious, factual, sincere, realistic, dramatic, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, intense, enigmatic, tense, clever, bad ending, road movie, talky, harsh, cerebral, melancholic, inspirational, epic, surprise ending
Plot: gangsters, politics, mafia, organized crime, corruption, violence, rise and fall, betrayal, murder, crime, conspiracy, prison, assassination, gangster, business, death, hitman, political corruption, mob, mentor, ambition, greed, censorship, justice, redemption, dishonesty, vengeance, president, partners, dialogue, storytelling, destiny, life, society, brutality, unfulfillment, mental illness, violent, power relations, catastrophe, revenge, adaptation, writers, paranoid, life & death, creativity, chase, buddies, depression, eccentricity
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: michigan, usa, new jersey, new york, detroit, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 7.9
 86K
A Prophet
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious, brutal, rough, harsh, dramatic, talky, captivating, cerebral, reflective, interesting, intense, psychological, breathtaking, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gangsters, mafia, corruption, french, brutality, organized crime, violence, islam, friendship, drugs, coming of age, betrayal, assassination, drugs/alcohol, muslim, ethnic conflict, gangster, prison life, violent, mentor, cruelty, storytelling, gangs, character study, visceral, loneliness, redemption, prison escape, mob, criminal heroes, complex characters, greed, psychology, justice, confined, unlikely friendships, vengeance, existentialism, runaway, life & death, coming-of-age, childhood, crimes, crime gone awry, tragedy, transformation, pornography, political
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
 7.2
 7K
American Me
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, brutal, rough, harsh, tense, intense, melancholic, stylized, dramatic, suspenseful, talky, bloody, reflective, emotional
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, violence, crime, gang, blood, mafia, revenge, rape, buddies, gangs, violent, brutality, mentor, drugs, life, gangsters, relationships, friendship, fight scenes, vengeance, introspection, life philosophy, redemption, character study, unlikely friendships, drinking, gangster, hospital, self discovery, visceral, tragedy, pornography, destiny, honest, betrayal, criminal heroes, dialogue, loneliness, male nudity, corruption, ambition, stereotypes, childhood, depression, lowrider, racism, crimes, life & death, philosophy, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 70s, year 1959, year 1943, 1940s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 7.1
 14K
Brubaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, thought provoking, factual, harsh, dramatic, disturbing, interesting, intense, suspense, talky, inspirational, tense
Plot: prison, fighting the system, politics, corruption, murder, violence, torture, brutality, prison life, greed, mentor, prison escape, against the odds, justice, idealism, political, runaway, society, bullying, human spirit, police corruption, police investigation, jesus, chase, innocence lost, childhood, unlikely friendships, business, revenge, transformation, underdog, abuse, prison warden, adaptation, small town, workplace intrigue, political corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash, lawyer, court, catastrophe, friendship, crime, redemption, dialogue, courtroom, depression, foul language, vengeance
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Gorillas in the Mist
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious, realistic, dramatic, suspenseful, inspirational, breathtaking, interesting, heartbreaking, emotional, melancholic, earnest, motivational
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, environmentalism, gorilla, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest, life & death, forces of nature, brutality, survival, culture clash, adventure, obsession, life, mentor, destiny, tragedy, childhood, environment, moral ambiguity, catastrophe, friendship, justice, humanity, poacher, mountain, ambition, science, runaway, character study, corruption, creativity, first contact, escapades, doctors, transformation, hopes, dreams, eccentricity, greed, storytelling, loneliness, beautiful scenery, honest
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   40%
 
Movie in collections
 6.6
 12K
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
Plot: prison, friendship, crime, drugs, violence, corruption, prison escape, murder, innocence lost, brutality, violent, mentor, gangs, crime gone awry, prison life, unlikely friendships, greed, gunfight, redemption, confined, gangsters, life philosophy, drinking, homeless, character study, classic car, adaptation, segregation, human nature, gratuitous violence, guitar, survival, strike, fish out of water, dialogue, stylish, fighting the system, nudity (full frontal - brief), pornography, runaway, friends, depression, catastrophe, writers, gangster, storytelling, vengeance, prison warden, bullying, betrayal
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey, puerto rico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
Dallas Buyers Club
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, dramatic, thought provoking, compassionate, interesting, intense, inspirational, tense, sincere, suspense, heartbreaking, emotional, harsh, talky, earnest, cerebral, depressing, reflective, clever, psychological
Plot: aids, fighting the system, terminal illness, death, drugs, hospital, prejudice, gay, courage, survival, friendship, treatment, drugs/alcohol, doctors, drug abuse, drug addiction, tragedy, strong sexual content, hiv, greed, mentor, addiction, life & death, corruption, against the rules, drinking, storytelling, loneliness, unlikely friendships, homosexuality, redemption, character study, runaway, life philosophy, depression, destiny, justice, life, life is a bitch, transformation, honest, sacrifice, philosophy, cocaine, doctor, gays and lesbians, trial, gay slur, drug dealing, human spirit
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, mexico, japan, dallas texas, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Escape from Alcatraz
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, serious, rough, tense, dramatic, interesting, intense, harsh, earnest, clever, talky, cerebral, enigmatic, bleak, entertaining, factual, dark
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, island, prison escape, freedom, violence, buddies, mentor, survival, corruption, storytelling, dialogue, chase, prison life, redemption, gunfight, runaway, brutality, organized crime, against the odds, justice, greed, life philosophy, nude fight, mouse, prison warden, pubic hair, loneliness, violent, existentialism, childhood, unlikely friendships, friendship, segregation, vengeance, fight scenes, bullying, drinking, philosophy, fighting the system, confined, revenge, dark hero, moral ambiguity, crime, anti-hero, life & death, classic car, partners, rebellion
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1961, year 1962
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   50%
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Style: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy, depressing, heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, touching, serious, disturbing, cerebral, interesting, talky, inspirational, earnest, dark humor, clever, intense, captivating, harsh, atmospheric, sincere, biting, witty, thought provoking, uplifting, motivational, surprise ending
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy, shock treatment, defiant, plan gone awry, sanity, character change, escaped mental patient, main character dies, good versus evil, doctor patient relationship, rebellion, insanity, hospital, psychiatry, nurse, anti heroes, book, psychology, crazy, storytelling, manipulation, mentor, corruption, adaptation, redemption, sexualized violence, tragedy, depression, wrongfully committed, runaway, honest, twists & turns, violent, prison escape, drinking, violence, justice, confined, hopes
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.8
 247K
Donnie Brasco
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Style: realistic, tense, emotional, serious, gloomy, interesting, dramatic, intense, talky, stylized, rough, suspense, suspenseful, clever, bloody, brutal, cerebral, entertaining, atmospheric, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, organized crime, friendship, mentor, fbi, gangster, violence, betrayal, hitman, father son relationship, undercover, storytelling, undercover cop, mob, violent, special agents, crime gone awry, urban, character study, corruption, moral dilemma, unlikely friendships, relationships, brutality, moral ambiguity, casino, gunfight, dark hero, dialogue, stylish, greed, teaching the ways of the world, honest, anti-hero, life, visceral, adaptation, working undercover, runaway, redemption, life philosophy, gangs, drinking, police corruption, foul language, guns, marriage counselor, shaving cream
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 16K
Carandiru
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, compassionate, offbeat, dramatic, brutal, melancholic, harsh, captivating, reflective, touching, interesting
Plot: prison, aids, male nudity, murder, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, realism, prison life, attempted murder, police brutality, brutality, drug abuse, violence, drugs, solitude, corruption, rebellion, unlikely friendships, doctors, confined, segregation, runaway, storytelling, prison escape, doctor, weapons, power relations, mentor, courage, violent, friendship, social relations, gangs, life & death, prejudice, life philosophy, tragedy, gays and lesbians, loneliness, redemption, betrayal, freedom, life, hospital, death, idealism, human nature, alone in the world, crime, catastrophe
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 7.6
 217K
Blow
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, epic, serious, dramatic, atmospheric, interesting, intense, reflective, captivating, harsh, emotional, depressing, touching, entertaining, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug addiction, crime, drug abuse, marijuana, organized crime, greed, corruption, friendship, drugs, rise and fall, betrayal, drinking, prison, cancer, loneliness, drugs/alcohol, weed, addiction, blind ambition, mentor, rags to riches, drug dealing, storytelling, violence, parenthood, life, redemption, depression, life philosophy, couple relations, vengeance, gangster, brutality, destiny, justice, stylish, honest, revenge, philosophy, business, transformation, mental illness, violent, anti-hero, criminal heroes, heroin, runaway, crime gone awry, life & death
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, boston, usa, southern california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   100%
 
Scent of a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational, talky, psychological, serious, intense, captivating, interesting, melancholic, compassionate, gloomy, emotional, earnest, clever, suspense, sad, enigmatic, atmospheric
Plot: friendship, blindness, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, complex characters, morality, human nature, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, unlikely friendships, blind character, change of heart, character study, life philosophy, social relations, older man younger man relationship, disability, coming of age, depression, school, thanksgiving, redemption, drugs/alcohol, ex military, student, strong sexual content, storytelling, tango, dialogue, courage, drinking, corruption, life & death, courtroom, happy ending, childhood, justice, gangsters, runaway, suicide attempt, twists & turns, vengeance, life, relationships, revenge, preparatory school, colonel, prank, betrayal
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 7.6
 311K
127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Style: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, rough, intense, emotional, realistic, dramatic, interesting, reflective, melancholic, cerebral, breathtaking, depressing, touching, heartbreaking, clever, sincere, talky, harsh
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory, courage, storytelling, solitude, alone, redemption, visceral, confined, destiny, canyon, adventurer, psychology, life, tragedy, sacrifice, mentor, existentialism, danger, death, childhood, hospital, runaway, catastrophe, creativity, lone hero, stranded, transformation, boulder, escape, greed, brutality, escapades, philosophy, depression, flashback, hopes, rescue, mountain, survivor
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
 6.8
 23K
Bugsy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, epic, captivating, stylized, melancholic, suspenseful, intense, tense, entertaining, sentimental, interesting, suspense, talky, enigmatic, cerebral, dramatic
Plot: gangsters, casino, crime, hotel, hollywood, hitman, gangster, mafia, gambling, violence, betrayal, brutality, organized crime, mob, rise and fall, prohibition, period piece, crime gone awry, eccentricity, love affair, obsession, stylish, violent, mentor, redemption, dialogue, greed, criminal heroes, storytelling, destiny, business, life, ambition, desert, twists & turns, life philosophy, crimes, love story, love and romance, family, corruption, blind ambition, runaway, assassination, dark hero, unfulfillment, assassin, transformation, honest, childhood
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
Movie in collections
The Falcon and the Snowman
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, captivating, intense, dramatic, suspense, harsh, interesting, disturbing, bleak, talky, rough, clever, intellectual, psychological, melancholic, dark, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: espionage, spy, rebellion, cold war, drugs, secrets, drugs/alcohol, buddies, rock, conspiracy, spies, betrayal, greed, political, drug addiction, paranoia, mentor, corruption, dishonesty, stylish, violence, runaway, character study, chase, drinking, idealism, 007, assassin, storytelling, paranoid, unlikely friendships, pornography, politics, dialogue, moral ambiguity, twists & turns, friends, surveillance, friendship, sexualized violence, brutality, violent, hitman, morality, redemption, political conspiracy, assassination, murder, childhood, addiction
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, united states, soviet union, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
An Innocent Man
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, disturbing, intense, clever, inspirational, psychological, suspense, melancholic, entertaining, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, vengeance, survival, revenge, gang, crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, mentor, false accusation, life, corruption, life philosophy, prison life, violence, criminal heroes, catastrophe, transformation, lone hero, confined, brutality, crimes, dishonesty, unlikely friendships, destiny, gangs, law enforcement, society, underdog, life is a bitch, dialogue, first contact, justice, boss and employee, culture clash, redemption, frame up, adaptation, family, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, dialogue driven, violent, storytelling, bullying, natural disaster, writers, prison escape, fantasy world
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
 8.2
 392K
Casino
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Style: talky, realistic, stylized, clever, epic, serious, rough, bloody, captivating, intense, brutal, interesting, dark humor, entertaining, cerebral, dramatic, tense, dark, suspense, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gangsters, mafia, crime, organized crime, greed, corruption, gangster, brutality, betrayal, gambling, hitman, drug abuse, rise and fall, heist, drugs/alcohol, mob, violent, violence, stylish, blind ambition, rock, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, foul language, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, visceral, con artists, destructive relationship, twists & turns, dark hero, redemption, neo-noir, moral ambiguity, overdose, poker, anti-hero, criminal heroes, gunfight, gory, cheating, rags to riches, character study, complex characters, vengeance, obsession, ambition, crimes
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980, year 1983
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
 6.6
 12K
Auto Focus
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, sexual, dark, disturbing, captivating, realistic, suspense, erotic, sexy, interesting, intense, bleak, melancholic, talky, enigmatic, stylized, harsh, brutal, depressing, factual
Plot: obsession, addiction, friendship, pornography, murder, infidelity, male nudity, drugs, hollywood, tv show, sex addict, drugs/alcohol, actor's life, sex, censorship, rise and fall, sexuality, corruption, relationships, voyeurism, life, drinking, psychology, brutality, violent, vengeance, human nature, violence, death, mentor, police investigation, loneliness, drug abuse, serial killer, sexualized violence, life & death, nudity (topless - notable), dark hero, redemption, gunfight, runaway, depression, revenge, hitman, showbiz, manipulation, crime, justice, character study, storytelling
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1965, year 1964, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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System:   29%
    User:   35%
 
 7.7
 57K
Cell 211
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, intense, dramatic, rough, suspense, brutal, captivating, interesting, talky, clever, harsh, tricky, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, murder, hidden identity, corruption, twists & turns, unlikely partners, brutality, violence, mentor, violent, storytelling, moral ambiguity, prison escape, runaway, rebelliousness, life & death, greed, justice, vengeance, friendship, unlikely friendships, prison life, sacrifice, hostage, manipulation, betrayal, plot twist, idealism, psychology, tragedy, identity, redemption, police investigation, crime, confined, politics, gangsters, political, hitman, penitentiary, prison riot, prison guard, surveillance camera, walkie talkie, gagged, forced to strip, flashback, revenge
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 

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 7.1
 15K
Infamous
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Style: talky, witty, tense, serious, sincere, realistic, clever, melancholic, captivating, dramatic, factual, emotional, psychological, based on true events, intellectual, interesting, intense, enigmatic, cerebral, earnest, heartbreaking
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, book, writer's life, drinking, manipulation, storytelling, writing, small town, homosexuality, writers, pornography, adaptation, brutality, crimes, secrets, loneliness, betrayal, dialogue, gays and lesbians, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, relationships, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash, execution, literature, period piece, journalism, family, obsessive quest, gay, justice, human nature, distopia, death penalty, classic car, gender, family drama, runaway, eccentricity, friends, police investigation, dysfunctional family, sexualized violence, guilt, greed
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 8.7
 851K
Goodfellas
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Style: stylized, realistic, dark humor, suspense, epic, rough, serious, bloody, interesting, dramatic, brutal, intense, talky, captivating, tense, bleak, clever, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, organized crime, gangsters, mafia, violence, gangster, mentor, corruption, greed, brutality, heist, betrayal, mob, hitman, drugs, oldies, buddies, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, violent, stylish, visceral, storytelling, drug dealing, gratuitous violence, foul language, crime gone awry, dialogue, anti-hero, rags to riches, redemption, blind ambition, honest, dark hero, casino, gangs, guns, gunfight, childhood, character study, life, moral ambiguity, philosophy, vengeance, crime epic, prison, murder, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1955, year 1963, year 1980, year 1978, year 1975, year 1979, 1960s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, florida, bronx new york city
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System:   28%
    User:   32%
 
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