Movies like A Prophet

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A Prophet (2009)
 7.8
 98K
A Prophet (2009)
Original name: Un prophète
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric, harsh, political, realistic, gloomy, inspirational, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, muslim, prison gang, confined, cruelty, convict, prison escape, gang, racial slur, respect, guilt, rebellion, power struggle, criminal heroes, organized crime, coming of age, rivalry, humiliation, islam, ethnic conflict, crimes, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california

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Most similar movies to A Prophet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, murder, gangsters, organized crime, storytelling and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Prophet: Get the Gringo (2012), La Haine (1995), Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008), Shot Caller (2017), The Godfather (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: intense, brutal, twists and turns, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, gang, prison life, confined, gangsters, justice, mafia, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, usa, san diego california
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100%
 8.1
 171K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, art house, rough, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: poverty, racism, skinhead, rebel, youth, drugs, violence, ghetto, urban ghetto life, police brutality, police, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, robbery, rise to the top, against the rules, prison, romancing a criminal, prison escape, crimes, bank robbery, heist ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, canada, montreal, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 86K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison gang, skinhead, gang, criminal, prisoner, prison life, criminal heroes, tattoo, organized crime, estranged father, prison violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
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100%
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: intense, suspense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, french, chase, crimes, prison, organized crime, torture, heist, character study, escape, notoriety ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 79K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, prison gang, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, organized crime, prison riot, court, survival, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 131K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, disturbing, brutal, harsh, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, brutality, male nudity, crimes, prison life, social misfits, character study, alter ego, violence, society, violence spree, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 5K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, muslim, violence, murder, racial slur, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: prison, torture, brutality, court, lawyer, escape, injustice, prison escape, drug smuggling, escape attempt, convict, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 46K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, violence, prison life, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, male nudity, attempted murder, manipulation, character study, confined, teenage life, gay ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 49K
Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang war, organized crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal, mafia, gang, power, character study, debt, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 23K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: mafia, crimes, friendship, vengeance, violence, gangsters, character study, farm, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, revenge, notoriety ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, russian, rape, mob boss, organized crime, murder, crimes, brutality, mafia, prostitution, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: disturbing, cynical, rough, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: prison, brutality, criminal, convict, gangsters, dark humor, crimes, murder, eccentricity, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 140K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, tense, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, hip hop, gang, urban ghetto life, ghetto, poverty, juvenile delinquency, street gang, rapper, coming of age, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984
Place: los angeles, california, cuba, usa, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, harsh, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: overdose, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, depression, visceral, reward, contests and competitions, fish out of water, social decay, suicidal, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: prison, drugs, friendship, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, survival, redemption, depression, human nature, prison warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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36%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, brutal, twists and turns, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, gang war, organized crime, gang, corruption, irish, crimes, criminal, murder, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 823K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, drug lord, cocaine, gunfight, drug cartel, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, florida, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, cerebral, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rape, neo nazi, nazism, racial slur, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating, tense, art house ...
Plot: gangsters, loneliness, samurai, hitman, mafia, hip hop, loner, racial slur, lone wolves, solitude, friendship, professional killer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 8.2
 510K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, gangsters, gambling, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, greed, betrayal, fbi, italian mafia ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, midwest, costa rica, kansas city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 216K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, crimes, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, prison, violence, drug lord, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, stylized, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, street gang, betrayal, gang war, crime boss, courage, criminal heroes, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, prison, gangsters, mafia, hitman, organized crime, cosa nostra, spy, murder, prohibition era, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 109K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, friendship, organized crime, redemption, crimes, female nudity, urban ghetto life, epilepsy, character study, stripper, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%