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Strip Search (2004)
 6.3
 2K
Strip Search (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, investigation, prison, confined, life is a bitch, captivity, manipulations, manipulation, government agency, nudity (full frontal - brief), interrogation, politics, state affairs, freedom, search, female nudity, male nudity, humiliation, handcuffed woman, red panties, pubic hair, forced to strip, female full frontal nudity, american abroad
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, usa

Most similar movies to Strip Search

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and thought provoking films with plots about life is a bitch, society, politics, state affairs, confined, crimes and terrorism mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Strip Search: The War Within (2005), Bless You, Prison (2002), The Ditch (2010), Complicit (2013), Boxed (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, danger, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, usa, france, europe, new york ...
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100%
Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: prison, confined, rebellion, human spirit, prison life, survival, captivity, religions or cults, society, politics, rebelliousness, stalinism ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 386
The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prison life, captivity, re-education, starvation, confined, against humanity, politics, society, state affairs, death, worker ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 592
Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, government agency, danger, undercover, secret agents, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 46
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, rebellion, social decay, idealism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, clergy, life is a bitch, danger, politics, church, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Thirteen European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo; what this city has represented in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo stands for today in Europe. These eminent filmmakers of different generations and origins ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, politics, life is a bitch, wartime life, society, state affairs, anti war, political unrest, archive footage, world war one, female director
Time: 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 420
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, politics, hostages, anti heroes, misfit, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 5K
September 11 (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, USA, Iran
Duration: 134 min.
Story: 11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, war on terror, politics, danger, state affairs, skyscraper, innocence lost, love affair, injustice, life is a bitch, deadly, 9/11 ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, iran, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.1
 462
Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sex slavery, confined, on the road, crimes, life is a bitch, society, human trafficking, kidnapping, brutality, rape, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 269
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, prison life, rebelliousness, price of justice, life is a bitch, society ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 577
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, law enforcement, hopes, politics, uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, rivalry, military, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.7
 560
The Pet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman in dire financial straights accepts an offer to be a wealthy aristocrat's human "pet" for six months. Then ruthless modern "pet-nappers" kidnap the woman to sell her on the GSM (Global Slave Market).
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave auction, sexual abuse, power relations, confined, captivity, lifestyle, dehumanization, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), breasts, alternative lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, clinic, confined, against humanity, deadly, state affairs, on the run, politics, distopia, haunted by the past, survival, price of justice ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 129
Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing
Plot: prison life, confined, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, prison, couples, family problems, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 380
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, sexual abuse, false accusation, murder, fighting the system, going straight, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 580
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, state affairs, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, danger, fighting the system, society, police investigation, politics, ira, introspection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 514
Truth (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A terrorist cell takes three Americans hostage and threatens to expose a secret that will shatter America's soul.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: hostage, politics, terrorism, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, ultimatum, uncover truth, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hate crime on the campus of a New England college puts the school's dean (Parker) in a position where she has to examine her own feelings about race and prejudice, while maintaining her administration's politically correct policies.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: college, racism, society, journalism, fighting the system, rebellion, investigation, african american, discrimination, graphic violence, social relations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, new england, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, obsession, murder, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 351
Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, politics, confined, state affairs, crimes, dictatorship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, exile
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 54K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, undercover, state affairs, government agency, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ramchand: The Untouchable Pakistani (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a actual events, the story is about a Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India from their village in Pakistan at a time of extreme war like tension between the 2 countries and end up spending 5 years ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: hindu, border, confined, parents and children, prison life, wartime life, missing person, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, prison, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: against humanity, dishonesty, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, racism, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Andersonville Trial (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
Style: rough, sincere, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: legal, military, courtroom, american civil war, prison, society, against humanity, legal investigation, army investigation, wartime life, captivity, confined ...
Time: 19th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 836
Policeman (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, terrorism, social decay, state affairs, rebellion, fighting the system, danger, social differences, swat, society, crimes, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 445
The F Word (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A frustrated radio DJ takes to the streets of Manhattan during the Republican National Convention after the FCC has slapped his station with $1 million in indecency fines, and popular radio personality Joe Pace (Josh Hamilton) isn't going down ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: politics, radio dj, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, republican, idealism, hopes, state affairs, chaos, americana, freedom of speech ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: tv show, courtroom drama, legal investigation, dishonesty, crimes, jury, law enforcement, rebellion, media, society, courtroom, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, culture clash, religions or cults, life is a bitch, deadly, husband wife relationship, investigation, murder, politics, death, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 65
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, misfit, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%