Movies like The Experiment 2010

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The Experiment (2010)
 6.5
 47K
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, tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying, survival, greed, experiment, justice, punishment, psychological thriller, rivalry, power relations, disorder, breaking point, warden, nervous breakdown, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india

Most similar movies to The Experiment

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about confined, prison life, prison, murder, violence, corruption and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Experiment: Cell 211 (2009), Oz (1997), Coldwater (2013), After the Dark (2013), Unthinkable (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 85K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, rape, torture, prison life, humiliation, experiment gone awry, violence, disorder, warden, fist fighting, aggression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 57K
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: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, hidden identity, confined, forced to strip, gagged, prison riot, prison guard, penitentiary, surveillance camera, walkie talkie, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, human nature, university, power relations, switching roles, teachers and students, experiment gone awry, prison life, confined, disorder, prison, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 78K
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, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, strong sexual content, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, violence spree, latinos, racism, uninhibited rivalry, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, power relations, juvenile delinquency, survival, danger, youth, re-education, male nudity, bloody face, revolt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 19K
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, serious, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, danger, teachers and students, youth, human nature, experiment gone awry, teacher, philosophy, social relations, disorder, teacher student relationship, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, race against time, violence, moral dilemma, torture, nuclear threat, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 34K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison life, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, prison warden, murder, warden, buddies, redemption, human spirit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: emotional, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, women in prison, teenage life, confined, survival, isolation, juvenile delinquency, crime, murder, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison life, transsexual, prison, fish out of water, confined, gender, gays and lesbians, hopes, misfit, power relations, violence, rape
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 563
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, prison guard, prison rape, flashback, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, survival, prison life, martial arts, murder, isolation, vengeance, redemption, prison riot, prison sentence, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 230K
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, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, disorder, isolation, danger, home invasion, cat and mouse, secret room, millionaire, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 38K
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, therapist, parents and children, juvenile delinquent, group therapy, gay father, confined, teenage life, youth, violence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, woman in danger, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, on the road, small town, confined, escape, farm, gays and lesbians, prostitute, sexual abuse, frame up, racism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: elevator, mansion, psychopath, prostitute, crime, murder, serial killer, hostages, prison, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rape, violence, prison life, vengeance, sexual abuse, fear, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 71K
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, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, crime, life turned upside down, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, fighting the system, innocence, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, lesbian, false accusation, frame up, mccarthyism, anger, murder, lust, women's prison, wrongful conviction, prison riot, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 12K
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, bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, youth, neo noir, crime, rivalry, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, prison life, urban ghetto, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, arson, strong sexual content, manipulation, vegetarian, convict, seduction, deception, fire, playground, parole, arsonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, confined, redemption, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 96K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, prison escape, vacation, crime, thief, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, corruption, criminal heroes, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, buddies, alcatraz, island, confined, partners, prison guard, rebellion, mouse, prison warden, nude fight ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: prison, false accusation, gang, gangsters, crime, vengeance, redemption, murder, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, murder trial, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, tattoo, golf club, death row, politics, lethal injection, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, soldier, chess, patriotism, sergeant, convict, sadism, rebelliousness, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.3
 202
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, crime, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, betrayal, injustice, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%