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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, crimes, friendship, confined, friends, partners, prison life, life is a bitch, captivity, rebellion, fugitives, chases and races, buddies, rebelliousness, criminal heroes, prison riot, desert, psychiatrist, tunnel, negotiator, escape, warden, cell mate, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, usa, minnesota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, prison, confined, crime, prison life, criminal heroes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riot: 13 Dead Men (2003), Prison on Fire (1987), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Civil Brand (2002), The Manhunt (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 1.9
 412
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 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, suspenseful, realistic, sexual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, criminal heroes, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, life is a bitch, crime, fugitives, confined, friends, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, favoritism, vengeance, wrongfully committed, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, survival, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, alcatraz, island, suicide, convict, prison warden, nude fight, mouse, rebellion, partners, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 615
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: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, rebellion, power relations, criminal heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, righting the wronged, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.0
 136
The Manhunt (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
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, partners, vengeance, false accusation, on the run, manhunt, heroes, track down, dishonesty, frame up, law enforcement, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, vengeance, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, confined, sexual relations, youth, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, uncover truth, track down, betrayal, small town, crimes, dishonesty, police shootout, memory loss, chases and races, police officer, police officer shot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 233
The Devil's 8 (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Devil's 8 is a 1969 film from American International Pictures. It is about a Federal agent (Christopher George) who recruits six convicts to bust a moonshine ring.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: undercover, moonshine, heroes, deadly, gang, prison, rivalry, danger, battles, criminal heroes, crime, special agents ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison warden, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, danger, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, crimes, rivalry, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 3K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, crimes, confined, vigilantism, life is a bitch, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: stylized, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: punishment, corrupt law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, violence spree, uninhibited rivalry, confined, life is a bitch, crime, deadly, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, police detective, misfit partners, crime, chases and races, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, fugitives, crimes, interracial relations, buddies, partners, friendship, society, on the run, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 204
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: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, confined, daring rescue, gays and lesbians, missing person, danger, rivalry, crimes, cons and scams, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 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, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, rivalry, going straight, disorder, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, bank, murder, crime gone awry, heist, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 725
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: prison, chases and races, crime, couple relations, destiny, tough heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes, down on your luck, confined, prison life, starting over ...
Time: 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.7
 213
Sugar Boxx (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sugar State Women’s Prison. An Everglades hellhole where innocent girls are forced to slave in the swamps by day then turn tricks for the warden by night. A prison camp where corruption, brutality, and sexual abuse are all part of the daily ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prison, strong sexual content, gory, dishonesty, prison life, rebelliousness, rebellion, undercover, injustice, sexual abuse, vengeance, defiant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.0
 12K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, haunted by the past, anti semitism, politics, crimes, legal action, power relations, legal ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, rise and fall, tough heroes, ambition, fugitives, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, criminal heroes ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, spouse killer, couple relations, crime, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, prison, spouse in danger, confined, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, confined, prison riot, prison guard, penitentiary, rebellion, survival, danger, trapped, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 3K
Columbus Day (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, urban, race against time, heist, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, friends, crimes, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, chases and races, friends, unlikely partners, prison life, tough heroes, vengeance, partners, rivalry, prison, fugitives, police officer knocked unconscious ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 625
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: false accusation, prison, prison life, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, adventure, crime, confined, sexual relations, wrongfully committed, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 807
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, frame up, crime gone awry, rivalry, law enforcement, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 272
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, chase, hunted, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, chase, on the road, injustice, car theft, psychotic, roadblock, hitchhiker, rape, heist, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, injustice, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes, wrongfully committed, confined, life is a bitch, crime, fugitives, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 750
Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, survival, on the run, sexual abuse, injustice, gang, manhunt, family in danger, prison life, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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