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: prison, escape, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, prison, crime, confined, escape, criminal heroes and prison life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riot: Escape from Alcatraz (1979), La Fuga (2001), The Chamber (1996), 13 Dead Men (2003), The Manhunt (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 762
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: prison, fugitives, on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, confined, couples, destiny, prison life, couple relations, society, chases and races ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.0
 12K
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: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, legal, politics, haunted by the past, anti semitism, crimes, legal action, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 2.0
 423
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, life is a bitch, partners, confined, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, frame up, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.8
 144
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, law enforcement, partners, adventure, criminal heroes, heroes, on the run, dishonesty, confined, crimes, manhunt, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.2
 684
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, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, prison life, human spirit, legal, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, false accusation, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, prison life, confined, friends, criminal heroes, youth, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, interracial relations, reluctant partners, buddies, on the run, in the woods, friends, friendship, racism, fugitives, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, women in prison, false accusation, frame up, mccarthyism, prison riot, wrongful conviction, murder, lust, anger, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime, gangsters, escape, criminal heroes, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, exciting, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, crime, infidelity, vengeance, prison, prison life, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, spouse killer, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, prison, vietnam veteran, heroes, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, undercover, confined, deadly, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, spain, vietnam, asia, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, escape, human spirit, heist, tough heroes, confined, fugitives, crimes, crime, rise and fall ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt law enforcer, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: escape, punishment, corrupt law enforcer, sleazy, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, chases and races, danger, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.1
 661
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, sexual relations, frame up, injustice, crime, crimes, confined, law enforcement, life is a bitch, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, heist, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, gangsters, murder, urban, friends, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 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: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, uncover truth, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, graphic violence, profanity, memory loss, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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, criminal's revenge, frame up, cons and scams, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 38K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 16K
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, suspenseful, rough, 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 ⇓
45%
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: jungle, women in prison, prostitute, racial tension, women's prison, prison, sexual desire, injustice, deadly, opposites attract, false accusation, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 159K
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: prison, freedom, escape, rebelliousness, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, death, loss of parent, convict, respect, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, confined, danger, rebellion, on the run, life is a bitch, power relations, injustice, restaurant ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 487
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, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, drug dealing, fighting crime, deadly, special agents, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 772
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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, prison, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, couples, prisoner, womanizer, private investigator, prison escape, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, manhunt, injustice, family relations, crimes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, chases and races, fugitives, confined, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 14K
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, crime, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, partners, unlikely partners, fugitives, confined, graphic violence, prison, vengeance, prison life, friends, tough heroes, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, politics, gang, prison, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, heist, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%