Movies like Terminal Island

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Terminal Island (1973)
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Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of convicts is controlled by the tyrannical Bobby, who rules with an iron hand, and the women are used as sex slaves. A.J. and a group of more free-minded murderers have escaped and gone into hiding. When A.J. and his men liberate the women from Bobby's custody, tensions mount to an all-out confrontation for control of the island.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, survival, heroes, escape, crimes, prison life, rivalry, custody, confined, transplant, wilderness, clergy, death row, exotic island, junkie, women's prison, violence, female nudity, kidnapping, prisoner, camp, beach, doctor ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Terminal Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, rivalry, violence, danger, confined, murder and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Terminal Island: No Escape (1994), The Big Doll House (1971), Terra Nova (2008), Firestorm (1998), Prison Break: The Final Break (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, future dystopia, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
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95%
The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: women's prison, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, captivity, prison life, survival, false accusation, escape, prison warden, prison, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.7
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Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, survival, prison, friendship, leadership, life is a bitch, rivalry, confined, serial killer, island, future dystopia, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, disaster, hostage, escape, rescue, heroes, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, woman in danger, self sacrifice, prison life, fugitives, escape, against the odds, resourceful, confined, daring rescue, race against time, freedom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, crimes, confined, special agents, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy, gangsters, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, escape, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, confined, injustice, tough heroes, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gladiator, prison, prison life, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, confined, spouse in danger, couples, spouse killer, escape, prison, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison escape, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian rape, prison, undercover, kidnapping, prison guard, escape, strong female presence, fashion, injustice, battles, gays and lesbians, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, confined, siege, crimes, tough heroes, heroes, government agent, russian, american abroad, one man army, rock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
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Vendetta (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, women's prison, vengeance, prison gang, strong violent content, escape, injustice, gays and lesbians, investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.6
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Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, crimes, buddies, escapades, gang, rivalry, murder, psychopath, rave, friends, water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Opposing Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of elite soldiers, including one woman, sign up for the ultimate training mission. The group parachutes onto a remote island, where their objective is to reach the safety zone before the "opposing force" captures them. Everything ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, military, soldier, survival, bondage, psychopath, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, wilderness, captivity, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
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Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, police corruption, frame up, prison, vengeance, nightclub, graphic violence, escape, gambling, vigilantism, death row, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, racism, sexual abuse, small town, women's prison, strong female presence, small town life, on the road, frame up, prison life, psychopath, farm ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, one man army, hostage, prison, escapades, vengeance, adventure, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence spree, survival, escapades, tough heroes, battles, murder, male female relationship, serial killer, rescue, one man army, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sydney australia, seattle, london, paris france, hong kong ...
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76%
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The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, one man army, gang, tough heroes, prostitute, kidnapping, death, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, crimes, confined, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, vampire, ghetto, murder, violence, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, chase, disaster, frame up, murder, false accusation, wrongfully committed, partners against crime, best friends, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: china, hong kong, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one against many, terrorist, gunfight, behind enemy lines, crimes, rivalry, assassination, starting over, soldier, redhead ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.1
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Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex soldier, high school, hostage, survival, corrupt cop, confined, one man army, youth, dedicated educator, master warrior, teachers and students, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, heroes, graphic violence, woman fights a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.0
 381
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: undercover, battles, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, gang, special agents, working undercover, prison life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, graphic violence, sexual content, tough heroes, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.4
 674
Ablaze (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, hospital, firefighting, crimes, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, chaos, evacuation, fire, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%