Movies like Apprentice

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Apprentice (2016)
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Apprentice (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory’s top prison. Aiman lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim’s assistant suddenly quits, he asks Aiman to become his apprentice. Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. Aiman knew this all along. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a haunted past to possibly take over as the next chief executioner?
Plot: prison, executioner, death penalty, death, secret, old man, twin brother, apprentice, haunted by the past, death row, mentor, car accident, hanging, young man, ex soldier, job promotion, older man younger man relationship, training, maximum security prison, brother sister relationship, prison guard, death by hanging, telephone call, cigarette smoking, cell phone ...
Place: singapore

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about prison, prison guard, prison life, confined, murder, death penalty and death row mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Apprentice: Clemency (2019), Sandcastle (2010), Stuck! (2009), Butterfly in Grey (2002), Life Love Death (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Plot: death row, prison warden, prison, guilt, telephone call, teacher, drink, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, prison guard, death penalty, innocence ...
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95%
 6.2
 117
Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, alzheimer's disease, self discovery, family relations, youth, introspection, family problems, family life, hopes, teenage life, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
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58%
 3.3
 172
Stuck! (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose testimony put her away struggles with guilt. A tongue-in-cheek ...
Plot: jail, prison, overbearing mother, suicide by gunshot, hanging, revolver, suicide, music box, women in prison, death row, dream, warden ...
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55%
Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: prison guard, violence, death, funeral, murder, prison, women's prison, son, blood, flashback, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Life Love Death (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: François Toledo, married businessman and father, falls head-over-heels in love with Janine, a work colleague. However, he is soon found out: after three dates, he strangles some prostitutes, when, the victim of blackmail, he becomes dishonored. He ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, death penalty, crime, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, hotel, prison life, death row, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jail in Burning Island (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young police officer "makes a mess" of a police operation, shoots a man in self-defense, and ends up in prison. There he learns that the world isn't black and white, but has many shades of gray, and makes new friends and enemies.
Plot: prison guard, police officer shot, police uniform stolen, police officer killed, suicide by cop, police officer kicked, police officer, prison warden, massacre, prison, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot through the heart ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Day Break (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, prison, society, injustice, legal, pardon, legal action, life is a bitch, confined, deadly, prison life, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Glass House (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, introspection, human nature, moral dilemma, fish out of water, rebellion, society, deadly, fighting the system, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
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46%
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Beautiful City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried ...
Style: realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious, psychological
Plot: arranged marriage, matchmaking, legal, reconciliation, youth, prison life, death row, platonic, haunted by the past, redemption, love and romance, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Consequence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will leave them alone.
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prison, coming out, homosexuality, life is a bitch, gender, society, injustice, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, confined, sex ...
Time: 70s
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42%
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Boycott (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At ...
Plot: prison, marxism, death penalty, arrest, faith, anti communist, doubt, marxist, anti communism, iranian, political activist, torture ...
Place: iran, middle east
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42%
Beyond the Call (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Russell Gates (David Strahairn) is a Vietnam vet on death row for killing a policeman. His childhood sweetheart, Pam O'Brien (Sissy Spacek), is stunned to learn this and does not believe he could commit such a crime. She writes to him much to ...
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family life, prison life, prison visit, death sentence, kiss on the lips ...
Time: 90s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pressure Point (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, sincere, realistic
Plot: prison, psychopath, nightmare, psychiatrist, power relations, society, rebelliousness, mental illness, prison life, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, racism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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38%
Heal the Living (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. ...
Plot: hospital, organ donation, accident, blood, elevator, airplane, telephone call, flashback, kiss, doctor, coma, playing piano ...
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38%
Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Smitty, a young man sentenced to six months in prison for marijuana possession eventually becomes the sexual subordinate of another inmate, Rocky.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: homosexual rape, prison sex, prison, survival, rape, gay, kids in trouble, prison life, gender bending, transvestism, sexual abuse, gender ...
Time: 70s
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37%
It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, murder, adoption, starting over, family relations, pregnancy, haunted by the past, drug dealing, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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36%
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Locked Up (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a German town, teacher Irene leads an inconspicuous, boring, lonely life. One day, a man rings at her door and slips in. It's an armed convict from the prison next door, escaped with a leg wound. He now makes her a prisoner in her own home. ...
Plot: prison, longing, bed, male nudity, jail, undressing, sex, female nudity
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Women of San Quentin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: prison, chaos and mayhem, confined, power relations, gender, battle of the sexes, prison life, women's prison, prisoner, female warden
Time: 80s
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The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Plot: prison, abandonment, death penalty, sexual abuse, mother daughter relationship
Place: indiana, midwest
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34%
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Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, crimes, switching roles, youth, redemption, confined, love and romance, hopes, criminal heroes, teenage love, prison life, romancing a criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, talky
Plot: hospital, prison, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family relations, one more chance ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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33%
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The Heist (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Mexico City's infamous Lecumberri prison, three drug-addicted convicts celebrate getting drugs from one of their the mothers. They are found out and locked up in the "apando," the dreaded punishment cell. Protests over the ...
Plot: prison, protest, suicide attempt, masturbation, prison visit, tattoo, desperation, riot, bare breasts, brutality, lesbian, drugs ...
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33%
Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, children's home, drug addict, massage, bench, dead father, crying woman, kissing, absent father, fight, pregnancy ...
Place: france
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32%
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Force majeure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Force Majeure (Uncontrollable Circumstances) begins with a drug deal involving tourists Phillipe (Patrick Bruel) and Daniel (Francois Cluzet), and a Dutch stranger. Two years pass: the Dutchman has been arrested in an unspecified Asian country, ...
Plot: death penalty, moral dilemma, hashish, capital punishment, punishment, tourist, friendship, mathematics, self sacrifice, female nudity, drugs, airport ...
Place: southeast asia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, child abuse, murder, women's prison, marital abuse
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32%
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Sofia (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Qatar, Belgium, Morocco
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide the father's papers before informing the ...
Plot: baby, marriage, telephone call, doctor, hospital, interrogation, pregnant, newborn baby, wedding, newborn, police officer, childbirth ...
Place: morocco
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30%
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, loss of son, hopes, reunion, estrangement, family reunited, starting over, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Plot: judge, justice, death row, adultery, threatening telephone call, death penalty, defense attorney, mobile phone, death sentence, prison, lawyer, murder ...
Time: year 1987
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
So Evil, So Young (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A teenage girl is wrongfully accused of theft and is sent away to a harsh reform school.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, women's prison, fugitives, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes, crimes, confined, juvenile delinquency, heist, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prison life ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
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28%
Johnny Greyeyes (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Johnny GreyEyes is a girl from an injun family. Since her childhood she was abused by her father and one day she killed him. She was arrested and convicted by the court to a long term in local prison. Where she finds the woman, another inmate, who ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, thirty something, maximum security prison, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, lesbian, brother sister relationship, robbery, native american, lesbianism, mother son relationship
Place: toronto ontario canada
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27%