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, death penalty, executioner, twins, death, hospital, secret, old man, interracial relations, prison guard, twin brother, apprentice, cell phone, haunted by the past, brother sister relationship, death row, mentor, car accident, key, cigarette smoking, hanging, toilet, young man, mallet, prison warden ...
Place: singapore

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and contemplative films with plots about prison, prison guard, prison life, murder, death, confined and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Apprentice: Clemency (2019), Shepherds and Butchers (2016), Sandcastle (2010), 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: 112 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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, retirement, guilt, protest, lawyer, black american, teacher, father son relationship, drunkenness, african american ...
Place: usa
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Shepherds and Butchers (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death penalty, courtroom, investigation, redemption, prison, brutality, justice, lifestyle, hopes, culture clash, crimes, society ...
Place: south africa
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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, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: death, son, prison, violence, prison guard, funeral, murder, women's prison, flashback, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: contemplative, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, death penalty, crime, crimes, prison life, sexual relations, false accusation, love affair, hotel, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, europe, spain, france
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74%
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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, prisoner, security guard, overbearing mother, music box, guilt, dream, female nudity, hanging, diary, prison guard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, sincere, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: prison, world war two, psychopath, interracial relations, nightmare, psychiatrist, kids in trouble, escape, losing-it hero, confined, mentally unstable, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, deadly, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, society, fighting the system, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: psychological, disturbing, sexual, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: prison, coming out, fall in love, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, society, gender, love and romance, confined, injustice, reformatory, lover ...
Time: 70s
Place: munich germany
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69%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: jail cell, prison, love affair, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 279
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, faith, arrest, death penalty, iranian, capture, torture, anti communist, guerilla warfare, baby, doubt ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, clever, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: death row, prison, friendship, family life, prison life, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suicide attempt, vietnam veteran, prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: homosexual rape, prison sex, prison, survival, rape, sexual abuse, prison life, youth, crimes, gender, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: emotional, psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: redemption, prison, crime and punishment, death sentence, confined, love and romance, life is a bitch, legal action, youth, hopes, matchmaking, platonic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 241
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, prison life, confined, pardon, society, life is a bitch, deadly, legal, legal action, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gabriel and Iris head back to their family holiday home in Portugal with their daughters Emma and Zoé, a couple of adorable six-year-old twins, for a vacation. In the heart of the sun-drenched countryside, as the little ones swim and laugh, the ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
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Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, undressing, jail, bed, female nudity, sex, male nudity, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Heal the Living (2016)
Genre: Drama
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63%
The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: abandonment, death penalty, mother daughter relationship, sexual abuse, prison, evangelical christianity
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
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Plot: child abuse, convict, journalist, teenage boy, violence, boy, child, gun, murder, shower, prison, male nudity ...
Time: 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Der Pirat (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: marijuana, prison, hiv, death, drug trafficking, police, jail cell, gunshot, drug traffic, heroin, drugs, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.1
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Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gang, veteran, gunfight, friendship, interracial relations, elderly, pride and honor, immigrants, neighbor, visceral, prejudice, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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62%
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Blood (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After not having seen each other in five years, Chris Terry goes to visit his younger sister Noelle Terry in Montréal. Their lives, both together and apart, have been turbulent ones with something toxic having affected the way they interact with ...
Plot: brother sister incest, prison, brother sister relationship, incest, junkie, relationships, debt, alcohol, sister, divorce, toxic, brother ...
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 66
Rolling Man (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: While he is serving time in prison, a man's wife dies and his children disappear. When he gets out of prison, he starts to search for his kids
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Time: 70s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, realistic, touching, suspense
Plot: prison, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, drug dealing, crimes, adoption, criminal heroes, murder, strong female character, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 228
Noura's Dream (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France, Qatar, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With her abusive husband in jail and a coveted divorce pending, hardworking Noura can almost grasp a happy, new life with lover Lassaad — but when the best-laid plans are upended, Noura must tap her unshakable will to fulfill her dream.
Plot: husband wife relationship, children, labor, single mother, divorce, female director, factory, police, prison, female protagonist, adultery, hospital ...
Place: tunisia, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%