Movies like R

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R (2010)
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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 prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, violence, murder, muslim, racial slur, organized crime, jail cell, detention, friends, misfit, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water, criminal heroes, violence spree, social climbing, boxing, drugs, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe

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Most similar movies to R

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and tense films with plots about crimes, prison, violence, confined, friendship, murder and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like R: Starred Up (2013), A Prophet (2009), Stoic (2009), Dog Pound (2010), Screwed (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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 7.8
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A Prophet (2009)
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 ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, muslim, prison gang, confined, cruelty, convict, prison escape, gang, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
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100%
 5.1
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Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison life, physical abuse, murder disguised as suicide, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, society, rebellion, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
 7.0
 12K
Dog Pound (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison, juvenile prison, sodomy, crimes, juvenile detention, male nudity, male rape, prison rape, teenage protagonist, prison life, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, violence spree, downfall, life is a bitch, fish out of water, misfit, law enforcement, confined, crimes, corrupt officer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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 6.8
 4K
Northwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, gang, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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100%
 7.8
 2K
Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: tense, serious, touching, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, prison life, confined, family problems, murder, death row, redemption, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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58%
 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 ...
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53%
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 6.8
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Chiko (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This is the story of Isa, who grows up in a Hamburg suburb. It might be one of the world's richest cities but every beast has its belly and here, in the very underbelly, Chiko lives in a world where violence, staking and keeping a claim, and ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, cocaine, immigrants, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, murder, smuggling, betrayal, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
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Terry (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the summer of 2009, Charlie Ruez made a documentary. 6 months later the footage was seized for evidence by the Metropolitan Police Department. In 2010, the footage was released.
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, found footage, crimes, law enforcement, gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, violence spree, swashbuckler, wrestler, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: thought provoking, rough, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, lesbian, women in prison, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined, gang, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 16K
City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, street gang, slum, friendship, crimes, betrayal, coming of age, gangsters, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.3
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Payback (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An escaped convict tracks down the cop who put him away.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, prison, track down, crimes, murder, confined, law enforcement, rivalry, isolation, convict, showdown, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, psychological, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, frame up, vengeance, false accusation, gunfight, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
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49%
 5.0
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Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, friendship, injustice, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mob violence, lifestyle, sport, gang, confined, buddies, uninhibited rivalry, society, rivalry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: crimes, friendship, heist, buddies, immigrants, social differences, partners, fall in love, drugs, murder, prison, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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48%
 6.1
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Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, prison, introspection, crimes, legal, misfit, husband wife relationship, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ⇓
47%
 5.0
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Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, ambition, downfall, crimes, gang, unfulfillment, criminal heroes, blind ambition, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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46%
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, confined, fish out of water, prison, hopes, gender, transsexual, violence, gays and lesbians, misfit, power relations, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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46%
 5.7
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, religious fanaticism, gangsters, brainwashing, murderous pair, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Once in the Life (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of them, called 20/20 Mike because he can sense people nearby, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, heist, crime gone awry, gang, law enforcement, addiction, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, serious, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, confined, gangsters, abduction, couples, friendship, family relations, jealous husband, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 8K
Bleeder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, friendship between men, violence, abusive relationship, couples, losing-it hero, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, drug abuse, gang war, prison gang, violence spree, drug addiction, destiny, police shootout ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, neo noir ...
Plot: prison, warden, heist, murder, friendship, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, bank robbery, jail ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 1K
Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, murder, friendship, incest, lesbianism, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage pregnancy, rage, strong female presence, graphic violence, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 15K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenager, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, prison escape, gangsters, prison rape, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%