Movies like The Experiment

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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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, 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 tense films with plots about murder, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, corruption, brutality and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Experiment: Cell 211 (2009), Coldwater (2013), Oz (1997), Extremities (1986), Panic Room (2002). 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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, prison life, violence, humiliation, experiment gone awry, prisoner, aggression, manipulation, disorder ...
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, prison riot, confined, penitentiary, prison guard, survival, rebellion, jail, rebelliousness, unlikely partners ...
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, 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%
 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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, power relations, juvenile delinquency, survival, danger, youth, re-education, male nudity, beating, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, strong sexual content, rapist, electric chair, rape, racism, misfit, gang, life is a bitch, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, torture, vengeance, rapist, vigilantism, submission, moral dilemma, confined, rivalry, switching roles, crimes, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, home invasion, secret room, locked in a room, heist, heist gone wrong, survival, burglary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, danger, teacher, philosophy, human nature, teachers and students, youth, social relations, experiment gone awry, catastrophe, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, warden, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ 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, prison, hostages, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, survival, murder, prison life, isolation, vengeance, redemption, prison sentence, prison riot, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ 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: serious, psychological, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, doctors and patients, redemption, research, crimes, violence, treatment, insanity, prison escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: serious, twists and turns, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, prison fight, flashback, blood, prison guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ 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, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, arson, manipulation, strong sexual content, house fire, deception, seduction, fire, playground, parole, arsonist, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, lethal injection, golf club, tattoo, death row, politics, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ 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, twists and turns, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, crime, rivalry, youth, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, mistreatment ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: rape, small town, home invasion, machismo, vengeance, wife husband relationship, self defense, rivalry, social relations, bullying, death, picked on ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 80K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, hostages, juvenile delinquency, urban, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, 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 ⇓
20%
 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, roommate, murder, medication, college life, danger, woman in danger, social relations, student life, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 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, talky, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, violence, redemption, murder, prejudice, bipolar disorder, prostitute, fortune teller, pawnshop, stripper, pimp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, 2000s
Place: iraq, 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental institution, mental illness, confined, redemption, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: bleak, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mansion, greed, gambling, revenge, revolver, drug overdose, police detective, russian roulette, train, murder, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, ohio, mexico, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, prison life, escape, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, death, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 63K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: suspense, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, losing-it hero, custody battle, human nature, down on your luck, uninhibited rivalry, legal, rivalry, corruption, police arrest, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%