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Los Traficantes (2012)
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Los Traficantes (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While serving a 33-year sentence, a spiritual awakening led drug lord Esteban Mendoza Cruz to form a church in Mexico's most corrupt prison. With a congregation of more than 600, Cruz sows hope both among inmates and in the community at large.
Plot: prison, drugs, cartel, trafficking, drug smuggling, shooting, jail, redemption

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about prison, murder, crimes, drugs, redemption, crime and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Los Traficantes: In the Blink of an Eye (1996), Cocaine Godmother (2017), Silent Scream (1990), Daughter of the King (2014), Left to Die (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Blink of an Eye (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.
Plot: female director, shooting, execution, trial, jail cell, jail, false accusation, friend, sadness, dead cop, desperation, death of loved one ...
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Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with ...
Style: factual, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: drug smuggling, mother, parent child relationship, drugs, cocaine, security, kidnapping, murder, hidden money, drug dealer, arrest, shot to death ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colombia
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Silent Scream (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters.
Plot: prisoner, jail cell, depression, drugs, prison, writers
Place: glasgow scotland
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Daughter of the King (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: DAUGHTER OF THE KING follows Ashley Miller as she rebuilds herself after a drug filled episode trying to live a normal life. An outstanding debt gets her sucked back into the underworld that is ruled by Haydar, a ruthless man that forces her into ...
Style: christian film
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Left to Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With help from U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, Tammi Chase (Rachael Leigh Cook) fights to free her mother (Barbara Hershey) from an Ecuadorean prison.
Plot: prison, trafficking, vacation, mother daughter relationship, drugs, drug, tv
Place: ecuador
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, bird, warden, alcatraz, solitary, redemption, life sentence, self discovery, rebel, rehabilitation, defiant, obstacle ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
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Convicts 4 (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This movie is about the progression of John Resko's (Ben Gazzara) character as he is commuted from the death sentence for killing a man to life in prison. Not only is he transferred to a new facility, but his guard (Stuart Whitman), who ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: death row, murder, prison, prison life, pardon, redemption, deadly, crimes, store, confined, going straight, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york
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Down Time (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, cult film
Plot: prison, jail, prison gang, racism, revenge, police, power, gang, murder, grudge, drug addict, heroin ...
Place: mexico
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, racial slur, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
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An Anonymous Prisoner in Egypt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A retired investigative reporter travels to Egypt to visit her longtime friend who was busted for drugs and condemned to the nightmarish hell of an Egyptian prison.
Plot: brutality, muslim, terrorist, father daughter relationship, prison, prisoner, chicken, freedom, torture, parole
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Hellsinki (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
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Loving Pablo (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.
Style: factual, serious, rough, exciting, brutal
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, cocaine, latinx lead, journalist, husband wife relationship, murder, drugs, assassination, minister, lovers, lover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1982, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: colombia, panama, latin america, florida, south america
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
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Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
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L'Affaire Seznec (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 196 min.
Plot: prison, deportation, false accusation of murder, family relations, fight for freedom
Time: 1920s
Place: brittany
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Roberto Succo (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, captivating
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Doing Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: prison, lawyer, prisoner, prison warden, wrongful conviction, convict, killer, wrongful imprisonment, innocence
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Cocaine Cowboys (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, criminal heroes, false accusation, prison life, solitary, life sentence, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1960 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, crime, crimes, legal, journalism, confined ...
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, bleak ...
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