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A Sense of Freedom (1979)
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A Sense of Freedom (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Sense of Freedom is a 1979 British crime film directed by John Mackenzie for Scottish television. The film starred David Hayman and featured Hector Nicol & Fulton Mackay, is a based on the book of the true story of Jimmy Boyle, who was reputed to be Scotland's most violent man.
Plot: prison, violence, death, criminal, brutality, prison life, sadist, sick, prison guard, prisoner, punishment, blood, funeral, convict, rage, anger, beating, death of mother, prison sentence, physical abuse, sadism, mercilessness, jail cell, police arrest, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to A Sense of Freedom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about violence, prison, death, brutality, blood, vengeance and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Sense of Freedom: Midnight Express (1978), McVicar (1980), Scum (1979), Acts of Violence (2010), Reform School Girls (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suprisingly clever, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, tough heroes, human spirit, heist, escape, confined, fugitives, crimes, crime, rise and fall ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Scum (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, tense, serious, cult film ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, rebellion, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Acts of Violence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A man named Flyn (Il Lim) is on a mission on killing the men who raped his wife Olivia (Leelee Sobieski). He finds himself living a double life as a killer and a husband. He finds an unexpected friend, a priest (Ron Perlman), as he deals with the ...
Plot: rape and revenge, husband wife relationship, rape, cruelty, brutality, rape revenge, double life, rape victim, sadness, church, violence, sexual abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, false accusation, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, prison life, confined, friends, criminal heroes, youth, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: punishment, gang, bullying, execution, humiliation, anger, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Female Prisoner No. 701: Sasori (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nami Matsushima, prisoner #701 is sent to a Woman's Prison for attempted murder. Nami is brought into Number 2 community cell, where suicides and unnatural deaths occurred one after another. In the punishment cell, Nami begins to look back in ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: prison, women's prison, jail cell, women in prison, strip search, violence against women, prison violence, prison guard, prisoner, prison warden, female prisoner, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, corrupt law enforcer, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Young, Violent, Dangerous (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paul, Joe and Louie are three young men from good families who decide to go on a bloodthirsty and pointless crime spree, much to the dismay of paul’s girlfriend (Eleonora Giorgi) and the local police commissioner (Tomas Milian). the group starts ...
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: sadism, murder, robbery, sexual abuse, shot in the chest, panties, dead man, highway, car driving, female nudity, police officer, running ...
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, heroes, chase, murder, kidnapping, blackmail, assassination, escape, conspiracy, hostage, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, milan italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, 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
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, escape, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 43K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, teenage life, parents and children, family reunited, warden, family relations, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matsu, known to the prisoners as Scorpion, is locked away in the bowels of the prison as revenge for disrupting the smooth operation of the prison and for her disfiguring attack on the warden. Granted a one day reprieve due to the visit of a ...
Style: stylized, bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: escape, punishment, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt law enforcer, sleazy, chases and races, danger, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 90K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
New Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701 (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Once again we focus on Nami Matsushima. This time she has a sister who goes missing and after getting too caught up in doing something about it, our innocent heroine is given a fifteen year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. She's ...
Plot: violence, prison, exploitation, jail cell, yakuza, women's prison, women in prison, prison guard
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: danger, sexual abuse, racism, family in danger, rapist, family relations, bishop, self defense, hostage, confrontation, garrote, prison escape ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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G.B.H (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Superstar bouncer Steve Donovan is pulled back into the world of gang violence when he accepts the role of door protector at an upmarket club in Manchester.
Plot: shooting, crime boss, nightclub, criminal, kicking, hit in the crotch, brutality, violence, danger, car chase, blood, death ...
Place: london, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 51K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, prison rape, confined, switching roles, violence, danger, brutality, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense
Plot: prison, prison gang, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, life is a bitch, murder, skinhead, existentialism, criminal heroes, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Johnny Firecloud (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American Indian war veteran avenges the hanging of his grandfather by local thugs.
Style: suspense
Plot: jail, rancher, heroes, gun, fistfight, mercilessness, violence, scalping, sadism, cowboy boots, murder, native american reservation ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Informer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, rough, psychological ...
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Time: 2010s
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48%
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The Detention Girls (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A pretty young college student is arrested during a demonstration. She is taken to a notorious detention center, where she is subjected to sexual harassment by lesbian inmates and guards, and becomes the target of a sadistic, bullwhip-wielding ...
Plot: female prisoner, prison guard, corruption, imprisonment, forced to strip, jail cell, anal rape, rape, beating, women's prison, prison, whip ...
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47%
The Black Gestapo (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: General Ahmed has started an inner-city People's Army to try and relieve the misery of the citizens of Watts. When the locals are put under increasing pressure by Mafia thugs, Ahmed's second-in-command Colonel Kojah asks for permission to ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: vigilante, ghetto, wrath, rebellion, anger, blood, breasts, mafia, gestapo, revenge, exploitation, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: psychological thriller, atmospheric, psychological, clever, suspense
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Sitting Target (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: electric chair, prison, prison life, supernatural, ghost, revenge, prisoner, pursuit, vengeance, danger, supernatural ability, slasher ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Massacre Mafia Style (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Terror reigns when Mimi, the son of a deported Don, along with his associate Jolly Rizzo wage a bloody war for control of the West Coast underworld, battling hordes of hard-boiled mobsters and deadly black pimps on their rise to the top!
Style: cult film, dark humor
Plot: friend, father son relationship, boat, sex, shot in the eye, killed in an elevator, shot in the back, multiple murder, shot in the chest, wine, explosion, mob ...
Place: usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, sexual relations, frame up, injustice, crime, crimes, confined, law enforcement, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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44%