Movies like Jacktown

If you like "Jacktown" you are looking for psychotronic movies about / with juvenile delinquent, bad girl, riot, loan shark, love, prison and prison escape themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
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Jacktown (1962)
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Jacktown (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A young man is charged with statutory rape.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: juvenile delinquent, bad girl, riot, loan shark, love, prison, prison escape, escape, violence, criminal, father daughter relationship, statutory rape, refugee, convict, daughter, gardener, escaped prisoner, promise, arrest, warden, prison warden, released from prison, institution, escaped convict, release from prison

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Most similar movies to Jacktown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and disturbing films with plots about prison, violence, murder, society, convict, escape and prison escape mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Jacktown: The Year of the Tiger (2011), Women in Chains (1972), Attica (1980), Birth of a Nation (1983), Night Comes On (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, violence, devastation, brutality, escaped prisoner, freedom, tsunami, convict, prison escape, free will, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
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95%
Women in Chains (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 1972 ABC Movie of the Week. Lady parole officer goes undercover to investigate prison brutality, but is trapped when the only person on the outside who knows why she's there is killed.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: undercover, women's prison, prison, warden, women in prison
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60%
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, serial killer, prison riot, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, tough heroes, misfit, society, law enforcement, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: school, corporal punishment, juvenile delinquent, riot, sex education, teacher, bullying, children, education, profanity, classroom
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: sister sister relationship, foster home, released from prison, coming of age, estranged father, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, african american, memory, birthday ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, prison, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, flashback, police, female nudity, juvenile delinquent, drugs, undercover, domestic violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Women Unchained (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: They will do anything to get to Mexico... and freedom. From the moment the riot started and the guard is killed, there's no going back for the women of Cell Block 3. The eruption of violence following their escape leaves a trail of death and ...
Plot: car chase, exploitation, freedom, on the road, prison, escape, women in prison, women fight, prison escape, runaway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, psychotronic
Plot: teacher, high school, power relations, urban ghetto, couples, stoners, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, idealism, school, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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222
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Prison Break (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One late night in June 1942, Sakuma Seitaro dangles from the frame of a skylight in an isolation cell in Akita Prison. He forces open the glass window and breaks out of jail. This crime even reaches the ears of Urata Susumu, the chief warden of ...
Plot: prison, escape, fleeing, prisoner, snow, life sentence, japanese man, on the lam, japanese woman, world war two, warden, jail cell ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A street whore desperately seeks love and acceptance against the backdrop of the criminal element of early 1970s Times Square.
Style: psychotronic, tragic ending, queer cinema, underground film, sexploitation film
Plot: exploitation, unsimulated sex, male nudity, sex scene, sex, loan shark, robbery, prostitute, street life, female nudity, pawnshop, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Icebox (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Forced to flee his home in Honduras, Óscar seeks asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the immigration system.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: survival, fear, escape, gang, arrest, violence, court, tattoo, breakup, boy, illegal immigrant, undocumented immigrant
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Tame Song for a Brave People (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gilberto, a young man from the countryside, arrives in the city with the aim of carving out a future for himself. Initially he is dazzled by the sparkling image of the city, the spoiler of civilization, which will batter him until his personality ...
Plot: criminal, imprisonment, juvenile delinquent, funeral home, murder, prostitution, threesome, dark humor, crimes
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcohol abuse, women's prison, child abuse, marital abuse, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, prison warden, young man, suicide, confined, criminal heroes, rebellion, fighting the system, crimes, criminal's revenge, society, introspection ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: prison, alcohol abuse, self defense, unemployment, prison life, custody, teenage life, parents and children, isolation, family life, juvenile delinquency, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, touching, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, judge, teenage boy, teenage sex, reform school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, strong female character, nervousness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: homecoming, parole, convict, singer, prison, small town, graphic violence, small town life, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Clear View the Mark Barmore Story (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Rockford, IL and other cities around the nation deal with their share of police killing people, by accident, in defense or sometimes just in cold blood. This is a true story about Mark Barmore a young who became a victim of Rockford Police ...
Plot: murder, riot, u.s. marshal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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A Family On Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "A Family On Edge" is about two brothers, Michael and Gabriel Bonds, who were thick as thieves growing up in Atlanta who protected each other by any means necessary.When a fatal mistake separates the siblings, their rock-solid relationship ...
Plot: brotherhood, prison, stress, family relations, revenge, love, urban, family drama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, uplifting, twist ending ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, human spirit, hopes, friendship between men, life, existentialism, wrongful imprisonment, life sentence, false accusation, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Separated from his daughter, a father with an intellectual disability must prove his innocence when he is jailed for the death of a commander's child.
Style: sentimental, psychological, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, prison, cell mate, parent child relationship, false accusation of murder, innocent, arrest, jail, mental patient, murder, love ...
Time: year 1983, year 2004
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, arrest, mexican american border, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Russ Meyer's Lorna (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Lorna has been married to Jim for a year, but still hasn't been satisfied sexually. While Jim is working at the salt mine, she is raped by an escaped convict, but falls in lust with him. Meanwhile Jim's buddies are giving him a hard time ...
Style: sexy, sexual
Plot: erotica, sexploitation, graduate, girl, fetish, criminal, adultery, lust, desire, drifter, white trash, breaking the fourth wall ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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 ...
Plot: prison, protest, lesbianism, nudity (full frontal - brief), smuggling, brutality, masturbation, lesbian, riot, drugs, prison visit, suicide attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: baby, marriage, chase, friendship, party, love, friend, police, rain, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, restaurant ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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She Mob (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A gang of four lesbian inmates escapes from prison and kidnaps the boyfriend of a wealthy woman. She hires a tough private eye to find her boyfriend and rescue him.
Plot: exploitation, lesbian, femdom, bondage, gang, lesbianism, ransom, kidnapping, lesbian teen, girl gang, sexploitation, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Eduart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Albania
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on true story. Albanian man leaves oppressive family situation to a better life in Athens. Then kills someone and has to face his guilt.
Plot: lgbt, riot, prison rape, border patrol, arrest, animal attack, wound, male rape, gay bar, border crossing, prison, murder ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Man-eater (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Kazakhstan. 1954. Copper mines. Concentration camp. In the center of the plot - a revolt which prisoners raised in protest against the inhuman treatment.
Plot: escape, violence, sadism, prisoner, murder, riot, suicide, investigation, helicopter, desert, son, cannibalism ...
Time: year 1954
Place: ussr, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, racial slur, pedophilia, ethnic slur, prison guard, gay slur, homosexual, vulgarity, child molester, racial tension, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fever Pitch (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.
Style: twist ending
Plot: gambling, suicide attempt, bet, casino, topless, journalist, dead wife, loan shark, blackjack, amusement park, car accident, undercover ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%