Movies like Stir

If you like "Stir" you are looking for movies about / with prison, riot, violence, criminal, telephone, prison life and tragedy themes of Action, Drama and Thriller genre shot in Australia.
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Stir (1980)
 7.0
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Stir (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.
Plot: prison, riot, violence, criminal, telephone, prison life, tragedy, bum, male nudity, captivity, held captive, bus, captive, threat, night, gay slur, vandalism, life sentence, country, shooting, prisoner, arson, rage, hairdresser, interview ...
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Stir

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, violence, prison, cigarette smoking, crimes, death and prison life mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Stir: Prisoners of the Sun (1990), The Last Castle (2001), Dead End Drive-In (1986), White Fire (1984), Dogboys (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia, the Japanese Empire has operated a prisoner of war camp for Australian soldiers. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of over eight hundred ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: island, courtroom, world war two, war crime, courtroom drama, military hospital, prison life, legal, crimes, war, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: australia, indonesia, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, intense, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, prison life, rebellion, power struggle, rebelliousness, confined, sadism, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: distopia, electric fence, surrealism, tow truck, concentration camp, society, life is a bitch, escapades, fugitives, chases and races, gory, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 613
White Fire (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey, France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Bo was a child, a mysterious stranger sadistically murdered his parents. Only Bo and his sister, Ingrid survived the bloodshed. Now, twenty years later... Bo and his sister are grown up. They are now employees at a diamond mineshaft located in ...
Plot: diamond mine, train, voyeurism, cigar smoking, telephone, book, bare breasts, death, violence, drinking, bar, robbery ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.8
 417
Dogboys (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Julian Taylor, a Marine veteran and former middleweight boxing champion loses control in a bar fight and ends up serving time for aggravated assault in Retrieve Prison. Not long after his arrival, Julian is introduced to Captain Brown, a menacing, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, graphic violence, escape, prison life, vengeance, obsession, survival, working undercover, frame up, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 19K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, prisoner, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, showdown ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 292
The Informers (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth.
Plot: bank robbery, blackmail, euphemism, torch, gate, magnifying glass, criminal, public telephone, woman in bed, train, cigarette smoking, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 742
Streets (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rescue, serial killer, juvenile delinquency, society, crimes, rivalry, deadly, danger, youth, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.2
 458
Snapshot (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure ...
Style: slasher, cult film, psychotronic, ambiguous ending, psychological ...
Plot: photographer, murder, photograph, model, advertising, modeling, stalker, obsession, train travel, foot chase, torch, jealousy ...
Place: melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.2
 481
Hollywood Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: child abduction, hotel, apology, kitchen, car chase, balcony, ransom, telephone, microphone, cigar smoking, sandwich, nickname ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, confined, custody, survival, prison life, death row, wilderness, transplant, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 41K
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, prison escape, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 27K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, escape, hostage, anti hero, confined, workplace situations, injustice, anti heroes, crimes, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 961
Blackrock (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In New South Wales, Jared surfs with his mates and has a first girl. He hosts a beach party for his older pal, Ricko, and witnesses four of his mates gang-rape a 15 year old. He does nothing, and the next day, she's found murdered. At school, ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, rape and murder, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, innocence lost, violence spree, teenage life, terminal illness, vengeance, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 268
Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, interracial relations, infidelity, culture clash, aborigine, horny wife, injustice, crimes, opposites attract, criminal heroes, against the rules, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 1K
Thirst (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, offbeat, rough, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, vampire, swimming pool, occult, cult, brainwashing, nurse, danger, deadly, supernatural, religions or cults, gory ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 467
Ground Zero (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, investigation, murder, legal investigation, amateur detective, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, photojournalist, contamination ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, south australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.7
 3K
Vendetta (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hard-nosed detective deliberately commits a crime to get thrown in prison, allowing him the chance to seek vengeance on a criminal serving a life sentence for brutally murdering his wife.
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, revenge, prisoner, obsession, transformation, injustice, life & death, human nature, tough guy, brutality, struggle for survival, revolt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 92K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 99
Fast Talking (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it.
Plot: aquarium, motorcycle, high school dance, corporal punishment, chicken farm, ex convict, school principal, troubled teen, drug dealing, school expulsion, teacher student relationship, stealing a car ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 320
Deadly Force (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stoney Cooper, a former Los Angeles police officer, is at a low point in his life. Kicked off the force because of his anti-authority attitude, he now ekes out a living as a freelancer in New York. All this changes when the daughter of an old friend ...
Style: slasher
Plot: coroner, serial killer, murder, murder investigation, taxi driver, police officer, cult, old woman, widower, punched in the stomach, torch, disarming someone ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 1K
Kiss or Kill (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two lovers, Nikki and Al, have a scam in which Nikki allows herself to be picked up by older men, drugs them, and, with Al's help, robs them. After accidentally killing one of her victims with an overdose, Nikki and Al are on the run.
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hotel, on the road, scam, hotel room, good versus evil, crimes, crime, lovers on the run, life is a bitch, social misfits, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.3
 361
Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, against the odds, injustice, dead man, urban setting, visit, night ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, rape, revenge, truck, car accident, monster truck, rape and revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: tense, suspense, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: prisoner, maximum security prison, boxer, prison, prison warden, methamphetamine, murder, interrogation, police shootout, revenge, extreme violence, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, survival, false accusation, escape, prison warden, prison, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 54K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, gay rape, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, prison rape, psychology, confined, switching roles, violence, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 246
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, power relations, graphic violence, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%