Movies like 186 Dollars to Freedom

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186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
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186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: prison, prison life, false arrest, survival, confined, frame up, danger, police corruption, law enforcement, escapades, graphic violence, dishonesty, escape, corrupt officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, surfer, friendship between men, bullying, hare krishna
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, graphic violence and deadly mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like 186 Dollars to Freedom: Purgatory (1988), Tangier (2006), Doing Hard Time (2004), An Innocent Man (1989), Raven Hawk (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
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Purgatory (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two Peace Corps volunteers in Africa are framed and put into an oppressive women's prison.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, women's prison, law enforcement, fighting the system, society, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, fugitives, hopes, redemption, prison life, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
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 7.1
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, vengeance, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, law enforcement, life is a bitch, confined, redemption, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.6
 807
Raven Hawk (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, mental institution, rescue, dishonesty, good versus evil, contests and competitions, crimes, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Forbidden Ground (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, survival, mission gone awry, danger, military, against the odds, infantrymen, escapades, graphic violence, war, hapless soldier, soldier ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 227
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 431
Arrested (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, prison, siblings relations, false accusation, fall in love, prison life, vengeance, frame up, escape, family relations, bollywood, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, prison, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, woman in danger, resourceful, freedom, against the odds, confined, chases and races, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 476
Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, hurricane, island, escapades, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, adventure, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 221
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, urban ghetto, disorder, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 3K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, warden ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 489
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 ...
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Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.2
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USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, danger, rebelliousness, military, war, survival, rebellion, island ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 889
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, violence, kidnapping, mafia, gang, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 2.5
 366
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.3
 402
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
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35%
 4.8
 513
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 2K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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33%
 5.5
 714
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Assassins Run (2013)
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Country: USA, Russia
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 513
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.1
 428
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 696
Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 1K
The Raid (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five undercover cops at Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, have their covers blown by drug dealers. Arrested, they wait execution or to be rescued by police forces that would risk expose a larger operation.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 880
Rivals (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favourite.
Style: serious, tense, neo noir, rough, emotional ...
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Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%