Movies like Jacktown

If you like "Jacktown" you are looking for psychotronic movies about / with juvenile delinquent, loan shark, riot, love, prison, prison escape and violence 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, loan shark, riot, love, prison, prison escape, violence, criminal, father daughter relationship, refugee, gardener, daughter, convict, promise, prison warden, escape, arrest, warden, escaped convict, statutory rape, release from prison, institution

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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 suspenseful films with plots about prison, violence, murder, convict, society, 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, disturbing, suspense
Plot: prison, escape, violence, escaped prisoner, tsunami, brutality, devastation, convict, freedom, free will, prison escape, farmer ...
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: parole officer, undercover, women's prison, warden, prison
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68%
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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: captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, hostage, rebellion, fighting the system, prison riot, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sex education, riot, teacher, education, classroom, children, bullying, profanity
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63%
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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, rough, tense
Plot: foster home, sister sister relationship, release from prison, coming of age, estranged father, juvenile delinquent, teenage girl, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, african american, birthday, memory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, prison, juvenile delinquent, domestic violence, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, marital abuse, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: women in prison, escape, on the road, women fight, car chase, prison, prison escape, runaway, exploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973)
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: underground film, psychotronic, tragic ending, sexploitation film
Plot: loan shark, prostitute, street life, robbery, pretty legs, nudity (full frontal - brief), thin, sexpot, thin legs, staten island new york city, male nudity, unsimulated sex ...
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, murder, child abuse, women's prison, marital abuse, prison escape, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, beard, based on a novel, japanese man, uniform, jail cell, escape, world war two, on the lam, life sentence, warden, fleeing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, hardcase students, society, hopes, youth, couples, urban ghetto, power relations, stoners, dedicated educator ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric, twist ending
Plot: mentally challenged, cell mate, father daughter relationship, prison, arrest, murder, jail cell, love, little girl, false accusation, friendship, couples ...
Time: year 2004, year 1983
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: rough, ambiguous ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful
Plot: survival, fear, escape, court, violence, gang, arrest, tattoo, breakup, illegal immigrant, boy, undocumented immigrant ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: delinquent, imprisonment, juvenile delinquent, criminal, funeral home, murder, dark humor, threesome, prostitution, crimes, crime
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Bronco Bullfrog (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law.
Style: neorealism, cult film
Plot: juvenile delinquent
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, society, fighting the system, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: self defense, prison, alcohol abuse, unemployment, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, confined, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, sincere, gloomy, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, singer, convict, parole, prison, couple relations, starting over, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: riot, u.s. marshal, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: revenge, prison, family drama, stress, brotherhood, urban, love, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ...
Plot: criminal, adultery, lust, desire, cuckold, female nudity, tragedy, sex scene, sadness, skinny dipping, violence against a woman, bible quote ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: threesome, escape, revolver, torture, female nudity, gang, cross dressing, prison escape, lesbian, prison, exploitation, female masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Angel in the Family (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, emotional, touching
Plot: christmas, love, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, miraculous event, christmas eve, death of wife, widower, loss of loved one, christmas movie, afterlife, christmas season
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 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, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, parole officer, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ 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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, hopes, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, lesbian, riot, pantyhose, prison visit, desperation, masturbation, tattoo, drugs, bare breasts, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 81
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: older man younger woman sex, coach, drinking, adultery, bar, gymnast, bank, extramarital affair, pervert, parking lot, telephone call, neighbor ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, crime, stoners, militant, prison life, cons and scams, escape, confined, unlikely partners, crimes, corrupt ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 28
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: atrocity, old man, political prisoner, escape, violence, sadism, prisoner, murder, rebellion, power, terror, suicide ...
Time: year 1954
Place: kazakhstan, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, rape, bullying, vengeance, sexual abuse, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%