Movies like Prison

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Prison (1987)
 5.8
 4K
Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself.
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, bleak, gloomy, serious, suspenseful
Plot: prison, electric chair, ghost, supernatural, prison life, pursuit, prisoner, revenge, vengeance, investigation, confined, afterlife, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, frame up, obsessive quest, slasher, murder, danger, haunted by the past, family in danger, death row, false accusation, wiretap, gory ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Prison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, murder, crimes, supernatural, ghost and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Prison: Bones (2001), Furnace (2007), Hellblock 13 (1999), Death Row (2006), The Night Visitor (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
 7K
Bones (2001)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.
Style: scary, rough, bleak, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, betrayal, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, gory, slasher, black people, urban ghetto, uncover truth, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 674
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, ghost, danger, murder, prison, confined, deadly, supernatural, rivalry, crimes, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 330
Hellblock 13 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a haunted death row cellblock, a deranged female serial killer reads a trio of twisted tales to her executioner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: prison, ghost, danger, psychopath, electric chair, figment, gory, death row, who done it, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 637
Death Row (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haunted Prison - AKA Death Row - a horrifying live action film based on the short story by Kevin VanHook-takes place at Isla de la Roca Penitentiary. Rumor has it the Devil himself spat up the place out of the depths of hell, and man turned it into ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: student film
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, confined, supernatural, ghost, prison life, crimes, gang, gory, danger, deadly, death row ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Night Visitor (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, mental illness, farmer, revenge, intrigue, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, chases and races, confined, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, prison, deadly, supernatural, rivalry, captivity, frame up, crimes, gory, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 1.4
 1K
The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, crimes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, woman in danger, destiny, survival, gory, cons and scams, ancient mystery, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 38K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Horror Show (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas' family is under attack, his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, cult film
Plot: electric chair, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, rivalry, zombie, supernatural ability, master criminal, deadly, danger, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.5
 1K
Unspeakable (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A flawed attempt to map the mind of a brutal serial killer leads to a horrifying battle for survival in director Thomas Wright's visceral thriller. Despite vocal objections from Warden Blakely (Dennis Hopper), prison psychologist Diana Purlow ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, electric chair, mind reading, prison, psychologist, prison warden, statutory rape, mind game, danger, race against time, prison life, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 1K
Alive (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, experiment, danger, confined, vengeance, death row, martial arts, prison life, adventure, imaginary, human experimentation ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 1.5
 512
The Raven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, slasher, danger, obsession, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, music band, gory, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.1
 137
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 2K
The Road (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, missing person, supernatural, deadly, danger, youth, vengeance, investigation, abduction, road trip, driving lesson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, mind game, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a group of college kids stumble upon a small abandoned town of Sunset Valley, they must fight a band of Zombies led by a Confederate soldier seeking retribution for his grisly execution.
Style: serious, scary
Plot: zombie, deadly, ghost, danger, supernatural, gory, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, blood, gore, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.5
 256
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 3K
The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, violence, ritual murder, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, religions or cults, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, murder, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, journalism, gory, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter. In the first, an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond. In the second, a wounded man on the run from ...
Style: anthology, scary, rough, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: voodoo, necrophilia, swamp, murder, american civil war, supernatural, fall in love, small town life, psychopath, gory, escapades, investigation ...
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 12K
100 Feet (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, abusive husband, murder, house arrest, haunted by the past, woman in danger, vengeance, confined, captivity, isolation, confinement indoors, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3.7
 560
Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, survival, prison life, serial killer, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, confined, crimes, murder, all male cast ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, false accusation, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, prison life, confined, friends, criminal heroes, youth, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison riot, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, isolation, gory, supernatural, mind game, social misfits, youth, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Campfire Stories (2001)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two teens on their way to a backwoods party come across a beautiful young woman having car trouble. Their search for help only gets them lost, deep in the woods, where they meet Forest Ranger Bill with a penchant for scary stories. The campfire ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, youth, deadly, mentally unstable, danger, serial killer, afterlife, isolation, teenage life, gory, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, anger, mccarthyism, wrongful conviction, prison riot, murder, lust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%