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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, chases and races, confined, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry and prison mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riot: 13 Dead Men (2003), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), The Manhunt (1984), Prison on Fire (1987), Civil Brand (2002). 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, sexual, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, protagonist as suspect, crime, death row, wrongfully committed, chases and races, confined, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, alcatraz, island, buddies, mouse, nude fight, prison warden, confined, partners, prison guard, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, fugitives, adventure, chase, manhunt, on the run, track down, vengeance, prison life, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, favoritism, tough law enforcer, martial arts, friendship, wrongfully committed, prison life, crime, friends, confined, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, injustice, rebellion, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crime, human spirit, sexual abuse, prison life, racism, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: moonshine, undercover, crimes, prison, criminal heroes, crime, gang, special agents, prison life, working undercover, battles, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, adventure, crimes, deadly, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, psychopath, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
71%
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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, rough, sexual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, crime, going straight, sexual abuse, vengeance, sexual relations, prison life, confined, rivalry, youth, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal's revenge, crime, crime gone awry, hoodlum, bank, going straight, desert, vengeance, cons and scams, heist, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, criminal heroes, crime, crime gone awry, neo-noir, on the run, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, vengeance, missing person, prison life, confined, crimes, danger, buddies, gays and lesbians, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, buddies, in the woods, fugitives, reluctant partners, interracial relations, racism, chases and races, partners, unlikely partners, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Cat Burglar (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Unwitting pickup artist Jack Coley (Jack Hogan) nabs a briefcase holding a costly scientific formula, turning himself into a moving target for owner Alan Sheridan (John Baer), foreign agents and the fuzz -- all bent on a blistering game of finders, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: burglar, concentration camp, crimes, crime gone awry, cat burglar, espionage, crime, on the run, heist, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, small town, betrayal, track down, uncover truth, memory loss, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer shot in the head, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, prison, crime, vengeance, neo-noir, exploitation, infidelity, chases and races, dishonesty, couples, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: punishment, village, crime, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, prison, prison life, chases and races, life is a bitch, confined, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, rescue, kidnapping, chases and races, adventure, confined, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, race against time, chases and races, drug cartel, mexican
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime, master criminal, cons and scams, bank, computers and web, crimes, partners, buddies, gangsters, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 719
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, down on your luck, tough heroes, society, on the run, starting over, couple relations, destiny, prison life ...
Time: 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, heist, chases and races, crimes, urban, gangsters, race against time, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, boxing, false accusation, criminal heroes, fugitives, gang, manhunt, on the run, violence spree, redemption, sexual abuse, prison life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gritty neo-noir art film about escaped convict Griffin and his friends, who ran all the way to hell... with a penny, and a broken cigarette.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, adventure, fugitives, heist, murder, chases and races, crimes, soldier, confined, partners, crime epic, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, criminal heroes, prison, fugitives, vengeance, violence spree, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 3K
The Incident (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two young hoodlums (including a young Martin Sheen) terrorize the passengers of a late night New York City subway train.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, soldier, vigilantism, social worker, passenger, crime, crimes, urban, prejudice, humiliation, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, injustice, fugitives, on the road, adventure, crime, false accusation, prison, frame up, small town, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, roadblock, hitchhiker, rape, psychotic, car theft, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 261
Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime, treasure hunt, siblings relations, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, crime gone awry, on the run, riddles and clues, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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