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Lockdown (2000)
 6.2
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Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: prison, false accusation, prison riot, prison life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, redemption, confined, gang, murder, family life, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, addiction, friendship between men, released from prison, cell mate, prison rape, gangsters, heist, crimes, scout, society, drug abuse ...

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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, life is a bitch, prison, murder, prison life, dishonesty and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Lockdown: Doing Hard Time (2004), An Innocent Man (1989), In Hell (2003), Forfeit (2007), Jailbait (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vigilantism, vengeance, confined, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prison, police investigation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison life, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 20K
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 ⇓
100%
 4.7
 277
Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prison, haunted by the past, vengeance, criminal heroes, infidelity, heist, couples, scapegoat, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
 411
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, power relations, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, prison life, confined, fighting the system, going straight, murder, false accusation, sexual abuse, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 753
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: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, human spirit, prison life, social decay, juvenile delinquency, hopes, sexual abuse, racism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, wrongful conviction, mccarthyism, lust, murder, anger, prison riot, lesbian ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: prison life, disability, prison, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, confined, false accusation, woman in danger, blindness, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.2
 15K
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: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, society, confined, gang war, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 649
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, prison fight, strong violent content, flashback, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 889
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, nightlife, nightshift, murder, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 267
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 ⇓
31%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, death sentence, confined, redemption, prison life, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, death row ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 977
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 1K
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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, prison sex, escape, manhood, injustice, tough heroes, society, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, starting over, criminal heroes, redemption, society, gangsters, crimes, social misfits, haunted by the past, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, rape, bullying, sexual abuse, vengeance, misfit, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, prison life, confined, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: road movie, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison rape, escape, prison, chase, injustice, on the road, police corruption, hitchhiker, psychotic, car theft, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, false accusation, death row, prison, best friends, law enforcement, womanizer, rivalry, manhunt, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Slipping Into Darkness (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three spoiled college girls are held responsible for a handicapped boys death.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, misfit, rivalry, gang, mystery, mentally challenged, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, small town, drugs, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 43K
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 ⇓
23%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: murder, death row, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, prison, prison life, tragic hero, parents and children, mormon, redemption, haunted by the past, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, hostage, assassination, general, nuclear threat, escape, conspiracy, political intrigue, political conspiracy, captivity, vietnam war, prison ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 488
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dangerous attraction, false accusation, friendship, uncover truth, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, frame up, prison, murder, prison life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%