Movies like The Caged Heart

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The Caged Heart (1984)
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The Caged Heart (1984)
Original name: L'addition
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Conflict between a hardened prison inmate and a ruthless prison guard.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prison, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, prison life, injustice, law enforcement, false accusation, confined, nothing goes right, false arrest, unlikely criminals, power relations, prison escape, revenge, fight, violence, motorcycle, female nudity, criminal, actor, prison fight, impersonation, store, convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france

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Most similar movies to The Caged Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, prison, dishonesty, confined, murder and prison life mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Caged Heart: Mean Dog Blues (1978), Ghosted (2011), Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978), Blind Injustice (2005), Lockdown (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, escape, false accusation, female nudity, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, confined, power relations, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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95%
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison, crimes, prison life, survival, haunted by the past, confined, criminal heroes, twists and turns, prison fight, prison rape, supernatural, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, Fériaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: neo noir, tense, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, graphic violence, injustice, false accusation, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, investigation, confined, on the run, missing husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: prison life, prison, disability, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, false accusation, woman in danger, blindness, criminal's revenge, woman with a gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 3K
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: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: prison, prison riot, gang, prison life, false accusation, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, family life, murder, vengeance, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, survival, prison life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, bus driver, warden, corrupt law enforcer, corrupt officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antwerp, africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4K
Symmetry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dwudziestosześcioletni Łukasz, niesłusznie posądzony o napad na starszą kobietę, trafia do aresztu śledczego. Adwokat wynajęty przez matkę bezskutecznie próbuje go stamtąd wydostać. Pod wpływem dramatycznych wydarzeń w celi ...
Style: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: prison, prison life, immorality, prisoner, murder, miscarriage of justice, criminal, innocence, coincidence, jail, social problems, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, redemption, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, sex scene, police, making love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 904
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, erotic, sexy
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, false accusation, injustice, crimes, frame up, sexual relations, life is a bitch, confined, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, friendship, injustice, human spirit, social decay, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witness, courtroom, kidnapping, murder, prison, injustice, power relations, restaurant, legal, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 672
Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: crimes, on the road, destructive relationship, family problems, jail, siblings relations, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mad Enough to Kill (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A girl from an asylum is engaged as nurse to a small, spoiled orphan boy, whose uncle has evil designs on him, and who hopes to kill him and cast the blame on the girl.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, confined, nanny, kidnapping, frame up, woman in danger, family relations, child in peril, killer, blackmail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Prison on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ching and Yiu and problems they face with Mickey, a fellow inmate and "Assassin", a prison guard. Yiu is sentenced to three years for manslaughter. In a fight for his father, he pushed a man and was run over by a bus. Ching was sent to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heroic bloodshed, crimes, gangsters, prison escape, favoritism, escape, survival, confined, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tennessee Waltz (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When entertainment lawyer Wolfgang Leighton decides to take a break from business for some fishing in Tennessee's backwoods, he ends up embroiled in a bank robbery and murder. Pursued by the killers, he's running from the police and a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: fishing, manhunt, bank robbery, room service, recording studio, false accusation, murder, law enforcement, intrigue, legal action, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crimes, false accusation, police corruption, political corruption, frame up, vengeance, nightclub, violence, wrongful imprisonment, police, murder ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, juvenile detention, re-education, survival, prison life, confined, youth, power relations, teenage boy, violence, escape attempt, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: women in prison, prison, wrongful conviction, women's prison, lust, lesbian, lgbt, exploitation, prison riot, sex, murder, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, chaos and mayhem, crimes, gunfight, ghetto, police, gangsters, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, journalism, uncover truth, legal, amateur detective, crimes, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, crimes, hidden identity, false accusation, dishonesty, track down, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, all Ray wants is to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship now with Elliott, a pacifist, and wants nothing to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's former associates, he and Elliott must team ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, friends, rivalry, gays and lesbians, daring rescue, buddies, crimes, confined, dishonesty, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: death row, murder, injustice, false accusation, riddles and clues, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, destiny, who done it, frame up, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 4K
Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a ...
Style: slasher, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: prison, prisoner, revenge, ghost, prison life, electric chair, exploitation, supernatural, imprisonment, night, prison warden, prison fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 694
Night Eyes (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills home-security guard is seduced by a rock star's wife he monitors by video.
Style: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, rock star, investigation, crimes, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, dishonesty, love and romance, law enforcement, couple relations, strong sexual content, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 659
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, village, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, rivalry, postman, teacher student relationship, assassination plot, revenge, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 2K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, loss of partner, fighting crime, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, police chase, police officer, graphic violence, godparent, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 343
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, theater, small town, murder, crimes, violence, mentally unstable, solitary, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The body a teenage girl is discovered in a field of sunflowers. At the same time a travelling salesman watches the events unfold on television, whilst in the small village of Angosto the discovery of a prehistoric cave brings excitement and the ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: village, police investigation, murder, isolation, countryside, vengeance, social relations, murder mystery, cave, revenge, neighbor neighbor relationship, salesman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%