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.
Style: slasher
Plot: prisoner, jail cell, prison, drugs, writers, depression, 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 captivating films with plots about prison, crimes, murder, drugs, gangsters, death and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Silent Scream: L'Affaire Seznec (1993), Doing Life (1986), In the Blink of an Eye (1996), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Devil's Dandruff (2022). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
L'Affaire Seznec (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Guillaume Seznec and Pierre Quéméneur join forces to sell cars to the Soviets. It was then that the latter suddenly disappeared, while driving with the former about 30 kilometers from Paris. The body will never be found. Seznec quickly became the ...
Plot: deportation, penal colony, fight for freedom, family relations, false accusation of murder, prison
Time: 1920s
Place: brittany
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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, lawyer, killer, innocence, convict, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful conviction, prison warden, prisoner
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49%
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: serial killer, jail, execution, false accusation, death of loved one, desperation, best friend, lawyer, death, love, friend, prison ...
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, political ...
Plot: prison, bird, redemption, life sentence, warden, alcatraz, prison escape, rebel, self discovery, human spirit, isolation, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: san francisco, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: drugs, revenge, vengeance, gangsters
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39%
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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, classic noir
Plot: death row, prison, prisoner, murder, prison life, pardon, crimes, hopes, confined, going straight, redemption, store ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
Style: cult film
Plot: gangsters, prison, imprisonment, mercilessness, sadism, physical abuse, punishment, sadist, dehumanization, criminal, violence, funeral ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Der Pirat (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: psychopath, marijuana, drug traffic, police, death, jail cell, drugs, prison, heroin, hiv, gunshot
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: prison, fighting crime, prison life, government facility, life is a bitch, society, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 39K
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, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, brutality, gangsters, dark humor, convict, crimes, character study, murder, eccentricity, self destructing, judge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978, year 1986
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: political, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorist, father son relationship, courtroom, irish republican army, justice, terrorism, legal, politics, bomb, court ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: arranged marriage, murder, hopes, hotshot lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, husband wife relationship, serial killer, sexual harassment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cocaine Cowboys (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Destn (Tom Sullivan) is the leader of a rock band on the brink of super-stardom. Until now they have juggled their music career with cocaine smuggling. The musicians, and their manager Raf (Jack Palance), wish to sever ties with organized-crime, ...
Plot: cocaine, rock band, airplane, drugs, organized crime, drug smuggling
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31%
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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, brutal, psychological, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, drugs, crimes, criminal, prison, drug abuse, fighting the system, runaway, brutality, drug addiction, culture clash, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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31%
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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, cult film
Plot: prison, gangsters, crimes, prison life, criminal, prison escape, imprisonment, gang, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
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Roberto Succo (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Léa, age 16. Between his increasingly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, captivating
Plot: true crime, serial killer, prison, murder, rape, crimes, female nudity, kidnapping, corpse, on the road, laundry drying on clothes line, gun ...
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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, rough, disturbing, suspense
Plot: cult leader, life sentence, serial killer, hippie, female nudity, prison, female assassin, manipulation, cult, confined, serial murder, guilt ...
Time: year 1969, year 2009, year 2017, year 2014
Place: california, los angeles
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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 cartel, drug lord, cocaine, drugs, drug smuggling, colombian drug cartel, assassination, husband wife relationship, journalist, congress, fighting crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, year 1984, year 1992, year 1993 ...
Place: colombia, panama, south america, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Preppie Connection (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: student, jealousy, prison, drugs, drug dealing, teenager, cocaine, high school, drug dealer, marijuana, love, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: thought provoking, depressing, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, drug addiction, gangsters, drug lord, rise and fall, friendship, drug abuse, drug cartel, drug dealing, cocaine, drug use, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 50s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, latin america, california, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy who spent 54 months in prison following the Watergate scandal.
Plot: autobiography, politics, prison, rat, watergate, dead rat
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police, police officer, drug dealing, police corruption, nightclub, master criminal, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, usa, new york, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Young Andersen (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A powerful modern film narrative, set in a historical framework, about the crucial encounter between vulnerable eighteen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen, who rates himself so highly, and Mr. Meisling, the cynical school principal. An encounter that ...
Plot: writers, school, friendship, loss of friend, coming of age, teen rebel, memories, storytelling
Time: 19th century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, depressing ...
Plot: prison, brutality, escape, torture, court, injustice, lawyer, prison escape, escape attempt, convict, justice, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1975 ...
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey, brooklyn new york city
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: 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: suspenseful, factual, exciting, suspense
Plot: pirate, journalist, journalism, drugs, adventure, journey, point of view, village, news report, culture clash, escapades, spy ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, africa, canada
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27%
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.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: redemption, jail, drugs, prison, drug smuggling, cartel, changing lives, drug rehab, criminal, fighting crime, new life, junkie ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: tense, psychological, rough, serious, dark ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, prison life, violence, male nudity, attempted murder, character study, manipulation, confined, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 132K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, brutal, harsh, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, brutality, crimes, social misfits, character study, violence, male nudity, prison life, society, violence spree, gangsters, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping and captivity, as told from her perspective.
Style: factual, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapped, kidnapping, teenager, autobiography, captivity, investigation, abduction, running for your life, salvation, captive, crime investigation, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 9K
The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: dark, bloody, bleak, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, crimes, gang, organized crime, mental illness, mafia, violent, murder, brutality, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%