Movies like Proximity 2001

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Proximity (2001)
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Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, and then turns up dead the next day, Conroy realizes he is in more danger than he ever imagined. Conroy's suspicions are confirmed when the van carrying the inmates crashes. Seizing the opportunity, Conroy flees the scene and elicits the help of his lawyer. What the two discover is a grisly murder ring set up within the prison walls that incriminates those at the highest levels of the correctional system.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, false accusation, law enforcement, confined, anti hero, frame up, dishonesty, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, trial, jail, courtroom drama, college, heroes, misfit, conspiracy, prison life, life is a bitch, good versus evil, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, frame up, murder and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Proximity: Letters from a Killer (1998), Marked Man (1996), Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001), 13 Dead Men (2003), A Letter from Death Row (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, serial killer, false accusation, murder, death row, prison, on the run, manhunt, police investigation, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 281
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, hunted, prison, prison life, death row, wrongfully committed, escape, strong violent content, false accusation, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal, criminal heroes, drug dealing, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 2.0
 425
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, partners, life is a bitch, buddies, wrongfully committed, frame up, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: death row, murder, riddles and clues, false accusation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, wrongfully committed, prison, prison life, who done it, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 300
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, false accusation, danger, on the run, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
 921
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 144
The Manhunt (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. Unable to prove ownership, the young man is then sentenced ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, law enforcement, partners, adventure, criminal heroes, heroes, on the run, dishonesty, confined, crimes, manhunt, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.2
 2K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, prison life, confined, law enforcement, investigation, contests and competitions, martial arts, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
 665
Framed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: New York detective Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill) a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money laundering. Santini plays a major ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, undercover, mind game, special agents, police corruption, frame up, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Colombian Connection (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1976 and it is a dangerous year in the Straits of Yucatan. The man is Jack Hooks, a former cop set up by his corrupt partner and sent to jail for a drug crime he didn't commit. After being yanked out of prison with an early release ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, frame up, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, confined, law enforcement, prison, smuggling, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: cuba, mexico, latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Carlita's Secret (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carlita's Secret begins with a young girl who unwittingly participates in a drug deal rip off. She goes into hiding from the police and the boyfriend she helped commit the rip off with. After years in hiding she becomes a successful nightclub ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, nightclub, crimes, frame up, on the run, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, manhunt, false accusation, murder, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
72%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, frame up, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, suspect, false accusation, police, dishonesty, deadly, crime, legal investigation, crimes, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, deadly, vengeance, confined, gang, tough heroes, murder, heroes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 161
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, complex ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rivalry, mystery, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 3.7
 323
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, partners, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, dishonesty, amateur detective, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: chase, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, danger, police detective, couple relations, woman in danger, cons and scams, murder, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Murder of Crows (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a lawyer gets disbared, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, lawyer, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation, writer's life, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, florida, new orleans, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, on the run, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, frame up, crime, crimes, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, manhunt, crimes, crime, dishonesty, heist, heroes, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, kidnapping, frame up, confined, track down, betrayal, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, false accusation, legal, uncover truth, lovers reunited, testimony, police investigation, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.9
 149
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, intrigue, law enforcement, danger, special agents, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Dirty Little Trick (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up a beautiful young hitch-hiker, Michael Anderson finds himself living in his worst possible nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, frame up, cons and scams, heroes, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, danger, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 79
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, neo noir, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 344
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, uncover truth, police corruption, life is a bitch, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%