Movies like Jailbait 2004

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Jailbait (2004)
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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 Randy that he slit his wife's throat because she slept with another man just three months after they exchanged vows. Jake recognizes Randy's fear and offers him advice on how to make it in prison. But it soon becomes clear that Jake has much more than mentoring in mind as he takes Randy under his wing. "Jailbait" sets a darkly cerebral tone, juxtaposing brutality with the unattainable ideal of intimacy in the harshest of psychological environments. For these two men so yearning to be anything but who they are and where they are, power is the goal, and it's never clear who truly holds it right up to the last unsettling moment
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, life is a bitch, prison life, criminal heroes, power relations, murder, sexual abuse, fighting the system, false accusation, confined, going straight, dishonesty, manipulation, gay, homosexual rape, escape, crimes, dysfunctional family, vengeance, society, family problems, innocence lost, drug abuse, bullying, prison sex ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Jailbait

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and suspenseful films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, prison, society, prison life, dishonesty and confined mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Jailbait: Lockdown (2000), Doing Hard Time (2004), Animal 2 (2008), Slam (1998), Short Eyes (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 6.2
 3K
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, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, murder, vengeance, family life, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 ⇓
79%
 5.0
 1K
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, frame up, courtroom drama, murder, rivalry, parents and children, sexual abuse, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
Slam (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Slam tells the story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City. Unable to find a job, Ray copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent. Written ...
Style: talky, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gang, crimes, bittersweet, false accusation, wrongfully committed, human spirit, murder, prison life, going straight, performer's life, drug dealing, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.0
 1K
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 ⇓
64%
Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, frame up, redemption, injustice, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 2K
K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, fish out of water, hopes, gender, violence, power relations, misfit, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 293
Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
57%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, false accusation, price of justice, courtroom drama, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, frame up, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, escape, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 442
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, racism, fighting the system, injustice, human spirit, courtroom drama, hopes, life is a bitch, legal, confined, rebellion, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Citizen Verdict (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, tv show, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, courtroom, life is a bitch, state affairs, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, legal, professor, court, lawyer, terrorist, injustice, power relations, courtroom drama, prison life, prison, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 79
Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, surreal ...
Plot: murder, destructive relationship, manipulation, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, human nature, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 221
Man Dancin' (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: estate, jail, crimes, going straight, gang, gangsters, clergy, drug abuse, prison, brother brother relationship, tragic event, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, mysterious character, starting over, investigation, vengeance, crumbling marriage, mystery, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
 5.5
 712
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, church, religions or cults, estrangement, society, uncover truth, oracle, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 141
Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, confined, couple relations, prison life, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, visitation rights, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, introspection, fish out of water, prison life, human nature, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, confined, criminal heroes, rebellion, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
 177
Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty, warden, criminal psychologist, crimes, false accusation, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 3K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, going straight, friendship, social decay, family problems, gang, society, youth, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, women's prison, tough heroes, crimes, juvenile delinquency, confined, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, youth, fugitives, dishonesty, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 872
Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: social relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, society, hopes, going straight, confined, crimes, betrayal, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 795
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%