Movies like 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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, buddies, prison riot, captivity, adventure, prison life, chases and races, confined, partners, rebellion, criminal heroes, fugitives, rebelliousness, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, crimes, corrupt, moonshine, tear gas, warden, prison guard, cell, negotiator, barbed wire ...
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, crime, confined, rivalry, criminal heroes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riot: Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Reform School Girls (1986), Civil Brand (2002), The Devil's 8 (1969), Lock Up (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, buddies, alcatraz, island, confined, partners, prison guard, rebellion, mouse, prison warden, nude fight ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, prison life, juvenile delinquency, going straight, crime, sexual abuse, vengeance, sexual relations, confined, rivalry, youth, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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, human spirit, crime, sexual abuse, prison life, racism, social decay, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.1
 195
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: moonshine, undercover, prison, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, crime, special agents, prison life, working undercover, battles, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.4
 34K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison life, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, prison warden, murder, warden, buddies, redemption, human spirit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
 133
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: serious, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
74%
 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, crime, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, hoodlum, going straight, bank, desert, vengeance, cons and scams, heist, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 1.9
 408
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: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, protagonist as suspect, crime, death row, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races, confined, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, favoritism, martial arts, tough law enforcer, friendship, wrongfully committed, prison life, crime, friends, confined, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, heist, chases and races, urban, crimes, gangsters, race against time, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
56%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, crime, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir, on the run, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Under Lock and Key (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An FBI agent goes undercover in a women's prison to find evidence hidden by a drug dealer's ex-girlfriend. After she is taken off the case, she finds that the drug dealer has kidnapped her daughter. She enlists the help of one of her ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, danger, undercover, criminal heroes, fugitives, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, prison, crime, vengeance, exploitation, neo-noir, infidelity, chases and races, dishonesty, couples, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 199
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: suspenseful, semi serious, 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 ⇓
49%
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, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 607
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, frame up, college, prison life, life is a bitch, sexual relations, adventure, crime, wrongfully committed, injustice, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 2K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, small town, track down, uncover truth, memory loss, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer, police shootout, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.8
 706
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: rough, serious, 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 ⇓
43%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, gang violence, street shootout, murder, vengeance, gang, vigilantism, crime, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, serious, 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 ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, 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 ⇓
42%
 7.8
 2K
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: vigilantism, terrorism, train, soldier, social worker, passenger, crime, urban, crimes, prejudice, humiliation, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, rape, psychotic, car theft, roadblock, hitchhiker, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, prison, government agency, protagonist as suspect, spy, cia, secret agents, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, espionage, manhunt, terrorism ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, europe, spain, vietnam, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, firing squad, capture ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, robbery, new identity, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
39%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, women in prison, racial tension, island, prison, danger, prostitute, criminal heroes, fugitives, masturbation, crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, blackmail, chase, kidnapping, murder, danger, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, friendship, male friendship, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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