Movies like R

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R (2010)
 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 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, bleak, serious, emotional
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, violence, muslim, murder, jail cell, racial slur, strip search, friends, misfit, crime, graphic violence, violence spree, criminal heroes, deadly, social climbing, fish out of water, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), detention ...
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, tense and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, prison, murder, violence, confined and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like R: Starred Up (2013), Screwed (2011), Northwest (2013), Three Walls (2003), A Prophet (2009). 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, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, teenage life, parents and children, family reunited, family relations, warden, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
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100%
 5.6
 2K
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, violence spree, prison, fish out of water, life is a bitch, downfall, corrupt officer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gang, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: bleak, touching, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, introspection, confined, hopes, crimes, family problems, redemption, death row, murder, criminal heroes, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.9
 95K
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: rough, tense, bleak, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, prison, gangsters, prison life, cruelty, convict, confined, racial slur, respect, guilt, muslim, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
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39%
 6.6
 13K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 4K
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, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealer, gang, immigrants, cocaine, friendship, crimes, ambition, rivalry, murder, smuggling, marijuana, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 15K
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: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: disturbing, emotional, rough, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, society, confined, juvenile delinquency, youth, gang, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 314
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: disturbing, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly, gang, drug dealing, drug abuse, murder, violence spree, swashbuckler, drugs/alcohol, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.1
 215
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, prison, murder, track down, crimes, law enforcement, confined, rivalry, isolation, convict, showdown, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, lifestyle, sport, gang, uninhibited rivalry, buddies, confined, violence, rivalry, society, mob violence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 170
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, family problems, gang, society, war veteran, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, 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 ⇓
32%
 5.2
 685
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: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, human spirit, prison life, criminal heroes, misfit, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 512
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, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, family relations, drug dealing, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 3K
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison life, sexual abuse, confined, criminal heroes, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, buddies, deadly, crimes, crime gone awry, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 1K
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, confined, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, introspection, prison, misfit, crimes, legal, husband wife relationship, liberal, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.0
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, crime, ambition, downfall, gang, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, blind ambition, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 665
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: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
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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, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, transsexual, prison, fish out of water, confined, hopes, gender, violence, misfit, power relations, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, prison life, teenage life, destructive relationship, friends, strong female presence, deadly, crimes, murderous pair, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.1
 1K
Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, bullying, rape, vengeance, sexual abuse, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 11K
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 ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, sodomy, prison, crimes, juvenile prison, youth, crime, going straight, prison life, deadly, confined, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crimes, confined, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 7K
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, violence, friendship between men, graphic violence, couples, woman in danger, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 16K
Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prison, abuse, prison warden, fighting the system, liberal, corruption, brutality, violence, abuse of power, justice, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 14K
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crime, crimes, gang war, confined, society, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%