Movies like Silent Scream 1990

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Silent Scream (1990)
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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, prison, writers, depression, drugs, life sentence
Place: glasgow scotland

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Most similar movies to Silent Scream

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and based on true events films with plots about prison, prisoner, crimes, jail cell, prison life, murder and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Silent Scream: L'Affaire Seznec (1993), Doing Life (1986), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), A Sense of Freedom (1981), In the Blink of an Eye (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
L'Affaire Seznec (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 196 min.
Plot: prison, false accusation of murder, deportation, fight for freedom, family relations, penal colony
Time: 1920s
Place: brittany
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100%
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Doing Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Danza stars in this prison drama about Jerome "Jerry" Rosenburg, a self-professed "jailhouse lawyer" who defends himself against the homicide charge that has put him on death row. This tense movie, made in Canada, has the ...
Plot: prison, wrongful conviction, lawyer, prison warden, prisoner, innocence, killer, wrongful imprisonment, convict
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, warden, life sentence, solitary, redemption, bird, self discovery, alcatraz, rebel, defiant, isolation, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: san francisco, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Sense of Freedom (1981)
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 ...
Plot: prison, convict, rage, mercilessness, beating, prison guard, dehumanization, anger, funeral, excrement, vomiting, criminal ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, prison, police car, friend, love, women's prison, lawyer, court, criminal, death, false accusation, execution ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, hopes, deadly, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, fighting the system, crimes, family problems, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: semi serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: death row, murder, prison life, prison, pardon, crimes, going straight, store, redemption, hopes, confined, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, rough, based on true events
Plot: cult leader, female nudity, life sentence, female murderer, cult, serial murder, manipulation, confined, female assassin, clothed female naked male, naked in public, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: cartel, trafficking, drug smuggling, prison, shooting, redemption, drugs, jail
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, court, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, suprisingly clever, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Like the Wind (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The last few years in the life of Armida Miserere, female jail director who committed suicide
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, non-linear
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government facility, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Devil's Dandruff (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Story: When you grow up poor on the streets of London you have 2 choices. Stay poor or get Rich. We follow the True Story of the rise of a petty drug dealer to his eventual involvement in some of the most notorious and infamous real life Robberies and ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, revenge, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Der Pirat (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: marijuana, drugs, prison, death, jail cell, heroin, police, drug trafficking, hiv, gunshot, drug traffic, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, suprisingly clever, trial, court, convict ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 2K
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: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, tough heroes, human spirit, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, escape, fugitives, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, runaway, human spirit, prison life, false accusation, criminal heroes, life sentence, solitary, escape attempt, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw ...
Plot: alcatraz, prison, escape, criminal, robbery, murder, spanking, convict, armed robbery, prisoner, prison life
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Young Americans (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, police officer, police, police investigation, politics, police corruption, nightclub, master criminal, crime, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film, stylized ...
Plot: prison, convict, brutality, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Execution of Julie Ann Mabry (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When her mother is murdered by her father, Julie Ann Mabry is confronted by a life of hardship and poverty. Taken in by her Evangelical relatives, she begins to adopt new convictions in an effort to reconnect with her mother. Slowly, the threads of ...
Plot: doomed romance, death sentence, domestic violence, miscarriage, poverty, gun, teenage love, evangelical christianity, injustice, sexual abuse, prison, abandonment ...
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
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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 ...
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28%
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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, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, confined, family reunited, family relations, warden, parents and children, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 43K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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27%
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Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, screenwriter, parent child relationship, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
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27%
Karla Faye Tucker: Forevermore (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Faced with a sobering death sentence of execution by lethal injection, a convicted murderer and former prostitute embraces religion, marries a prison minister and focuses on making the most of her last days on Earth.
Plot: correspondence, faith, christian, born again christian, pastor, video, love, religious conversion, preacher, prayer, death penalty, videotaping ...
Place: texas
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Hunger (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, hunger, prison life, protest, humiliation, police brutality, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, suspense, exciting
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, point of view, journey, danger, news report, culture clash, weapons, village, escapades ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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 ...
Plot: drug abuse, criminal, crimes, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, heist, going straight, drugs, gang of thieves, friendship, criminal gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, couple relations, addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, partners, drug dealing, ambition, drug abuse, prison life, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
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Story: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became ...
Style: based on true events, melancholic, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric
Plot: prison escape, prison life, prison guard, love triangle, escape, prison, crime, deception, prisoner, crimes, love affair, escape plan ...
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24%