Movies like Riot 1969

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Riot (1969)
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Riot (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, prison, prisoner, adventure, crimes, friendship, confined, friends, partners, prison life, life is a bitch, graphic violence, captivity, rebellion, fugitives, chases and races, buddies, rebelliousness, criminal heroes, prison escape, prison riot, hunting, hostages, desert, kitchen ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa, minnesota

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Most similar movies to Riot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, prison, confined, crime, escape, prison life and chases and races mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riot: La Fuga (2001), The Chamber (1996), The Grave (1996), 13 Dead Men (2003), The Manhunt (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison, fugitives, on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, prison life, couples, confined, society, destiny, couple relations, chases and races ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
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 6.0
 15K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, prison, politics, legal, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: mississippi, usa
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94%
 5.7
 1K
The Grave (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is supposedly buried with a dead millionaire.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, dark humor, crime, adventure, crimes, on the run, chases and races, confined, treasure hunt, captivity, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 2.3
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13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, frame up, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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The Manhunt (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. Unable to prove ownership, the young man is then sentenced ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, chase, dishonesty, heroes, partners, on the run, crimes, escape, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.1
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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: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, social decay, human spirit, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, racism, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, female warden, crime, juvenile delinquency, crimes, teenage life, false accusation, prison life, confined, going straight, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, wrongful conviction, prison riot, mccarthyism, anger, lust, murder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: favoritism, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed, rivalry, unlikely criminals, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, chases and races, survival, violence spree, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sitting Target (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, deadly, crimes, rivalry, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, confined, escape, couples, spouse in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 2K
McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, criminal heroes, human spirit, heist, crimes, crime, confined, tough heroes, escape, fugitives ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, prison, vietnam veteran, espionage, politics, crimes, danger, state affairs, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 41K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, 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, prison life, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison escape, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.6
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, uncover truth, track down, small town, dishonesty, crimes, police shootout, profanity, graphic violence, chases and races, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cons and scams, frame up, criminal's revenge, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, crime, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 17K
The Escapist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, prison life, fugitives, prison escape, going straight, terminal illness, escape, tunnel, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, on the run, racism, interracial relations, forest, fugitives, unlikely partners, friendship, in the woods, friends, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, restaurant, on the run, danger, witnessing a crime, gangsters, injustice, power relations, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: freedom, prison, escape, punishment, rebelliousness, dignity, prison life, escape attempt, death, loss of parent, convict, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
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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
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, crime, crimes, injustice, frame up, sexual relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, confined, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... running for his life and his time is running out. He's escaped a Texas prison for the second time (risking life imprisonment if caught) to make it back to his wife and son. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, chase, injustice, family relations, obsessive quest, fugitives, life is a bitch, law enforcement, confined, crime, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 817
Garter Snake (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the heat of the night, a man from faraway plays the piano. In the local hillside prison, a bitter double-crossed convict stares at the city life over the roofs. A revenge is brewing in his mind; the blood-thirsty killer prepares his escape. Vares ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, prison, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, couples, prisoner, womanizer, prison escape, private investigator, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women in prison, jungle, prostitute, women's prison, racial tension, prison, sexual desire, opposites attract, deadly, false accusation, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 15K
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: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, crime, gang war, society, confined, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Prison on Fire II (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders himself to authorities, but the vengeful chief of security, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, vengeance, fugitives, chases and races, unlikely partners, partners, rivalry, confined, graphic violence, friends, tough heroes, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 1K
Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, pimp, heroin addict, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 574
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, vigilantism, crime, criminal's revenge, hostages, crimes, special agents, master criminal, law enforcement, fighting crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, government agency, rebellion, frame up, political intrigue, terrorism, captivity, state affairs, race against time ...
Place: usa, montana, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, save the day, danger, race against time, hostages, confined, crime, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%