Movies like The Experiment 2010

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The Experiment (2010)
 6.5
 48K
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: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, punishment, moral ambiguity, experiment, bullying, survival, greed, justice, fist fighting, nervous breakdown, disorder, rivalry, warden, breaking point, power relations, psychological thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india

Most similar movies to The Experiment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, storytelling, brutality, violence, dialogue, vengeance and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Experiment: Cell 211 (2009), Oz (1997), Dread (2009), Coldwater (2013), Extremities (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 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: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 59K
Cell 211 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, hidden identity, confined, prison riot, prison guard, penitentiary, rebellion, survival, chaos and mayhem, pretense, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: university, human nature, psychology, prison life, disorder, power relations, teachers and students, confined, switching roles, experiment gone awry, prison, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 80K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rapist, prison, rape, electric chair, life is a bitch, violence spree, gang, racism, solitary, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 11K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, social relations, mind game, human nature, manipulations, dishonesty, youth, obsession, college, rivalry, fear, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 4K
Coldwater (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: danger, youth, juvenile delinquency, survival, prison, prison life, confined, power relations, re-education, suicide attempt, teenage protagonist, delinquent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, sexual ...
Plot: rapist, revenge, torture, vengeance, switching roles, confinement indoors, crimes, vigilantism, moral dilemma, confined, rivalry, unsupportive friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 17K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, survival, prison life, murder, isolation, redemption, prison riot, crimes, warden, prison sentence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, prison, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, prison life, deadly, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 235K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, robbery, thief, danger, cat and mouse, millionaire, bunker, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 20K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, philosophy, teacher, danger, human nature, teachers and students, social relations, youth, experiment gone awry, catastrophe, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 571
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, prison life, danger, survival, haunted by the past, arson, murder, prison fight, prison rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, psychopath, prostitute, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, prison, on the run, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 38K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, danger, crimes, cons and scams, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 35K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison warden, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 30K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, crimes, research, violence, insanity, prison escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, fbi, crimes, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 13K
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, rivalry, grudge, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, youth, crime, society, prison life, street kid, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, fighting the system, social misfits, life is a bitch, confined, workplace situations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 1K
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, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, gender, gays and lesbians, hopes, fish out of water, misfit, power relations, rape, violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, mental institution, mental illness, hopes, crimes, criminal psychologist, redemption, crimes of passion, crime and punishment, psychopath, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 31K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town, rape, self defense, vengeance, machismo, home invasion, wife husband relationship, social relations, rivalry, picked on, bullying, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, redemption, violence, pimp, stripper, testimony, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, prostitute, pawnshop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 33K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, social relations, student life, woman in danger, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, kids in trouble, society, urban, pregnancy, coming of age, attic, law enforcement, city life, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 38K
13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mansion, gambling, greed, murder, revenge, russian roulette, police detective, drug overdose, revolver, train, fish out of water, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, pennsylvania, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 894
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, rape, rivalry, crimes, confined, deadly, law enforcement, misfit, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 72K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: realistic, serious, brutal, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, prison riot, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: robbery, small town, criminal's revenge, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, crime, hidden identity, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: realistic, rough, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, chess, convict, sergeant, patriotism, soldier, sadism, fighting the system, society, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%