Movies like Black Water 1996

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Black Water (1996)
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Black Water (1996)
Original name: കാലാപാനി
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.
Plot: prisoner, island, murder, jail, bomb, escape, prison, train, imprisonment, malayalam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and suspense films with plots about murder, prison, prisoner, jail, escape, revenge and beating mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Black Water: Adwaytham (1991), Libertad (2017), Khaidi (1983), Kireedam (1989), Alexander The Great (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Adwaytham (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Advaitham is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Mohanlal, Jayaram, Revathi Menon and Srividhya in lead roles.
Plot: bomb, love, false accusation, prison, communist, holy man, moral transformation, anti heroes, flashback, dog, death threat, attempted murder ...
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Libertad (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rony is an ordinary man sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In jail he will have to face the gangs and hard life behind bars while he dreams of recovering his family and proving his innocence.
Plot: gang, prison, prisoner, violence, abuse, murder, escape, prison fight, gun, shooting, innocent, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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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
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Khaidi (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Khaidi is action oreinted movie in which, Suryam (chiranjeevi) works along with his widow sister in his field and studies in a college in the nearby town. His classmate madhavi falls in love with him, but later suryam realizes that she is ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, flashback, torture, murder, prisoner, evil landowner, death of sister, rich woman poor man, runaway, silent man, village chief ...
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Kireedam (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sethumadhavan, the son of Achuthan Nair, a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Sethu, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his father's dream of becoming an ...
Plot: murder, fight, dream, parent child relationship, police, dark hero, police inspector, breakup, father son conflict, brawl, thief, swashbuckler ...
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Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Crime drama starring Vinod Khanna, Sunil Shetty and Gautami
Plot: beating, bail, torture, police station, police officer, husband wife relationship, prisoner, burial, prison, corrupt lawyer, man slaps a woman, police officer killed ...
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Alexander The Great (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The film revolves around Alexander Varma, who survives with his IQ, but fate has something else stored for him.
Plot: reading a book, bomb, doctor, competition, intelligence, photographic memory, operation, malayalam
Place: dubai
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56%
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Anthahpuram (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Anthahpuram is a 1998 Telugu film directed by Krishna Vamsi, which was later remade in 1999 in Tamil with the same name. The film stars Prakash Raj, Soundarya and Jagapati Babu in prominent roles.[1] The film won three Filmfare Awards South for Best ...
Style: cult film
Plot: woman in danger, loss of son, train, grandfather grandson relationship, violence, escape, husband wife relationship, grief, happiness, chase, widow, loss of husband ...
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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: escape, jail, passport, desert, trial, captive, arab, court, american
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Camp: A Prison Story (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 2150 min.
TV show
Story: Straightline Productions: All or Nothing. Presented by Transworld Snowboarding (2009)
Plot: jail, prison, prisoner
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Stuck! (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose testimony put her away struggles with guilt. A tongue-in-cheek ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: security guard, prison, jail, prisoner, guilt, diary, hanging, female nudity, overbearing mother, prison guard, music box, dream ...
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48%
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Guru Sishyan (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Guru Sishyan (Tamil: குரு சிஷ்யன்; English: Teacher, Student) is a 1988 Tamil film directed by SP. Muthuraman, featuring Super Star RajiniKanth in the lead role along with Prabhu. This was the first movie for Gouthami, playing ...
Plot: treasure, two man army, friend, taxi driver, captive, miscarriage of justice, death row, wrongful conviction, framed for murder, release from prison, corrupt cop, rape ...
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47%
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Deathrow (2000)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and his minor age, he is thrown into the cruel, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jail, prisoner, juvenile delinquent, murder, death sentence, lawyer, danger, teenage boy, prison life, alcohol abuse, sodomy, drugs ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Thandavam (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Story: Thandavam movie tells about the love and bond between the brothers Kashi Nathan (Mohanlal) and SwamiNathan(Nedumudi Venu) and it takes a turn when Saminathan is killed in an accident.Kashinathan realises Dasappa Kaundar(Manoj K Jayan) and minister ...
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, tense
Plot: revenge, blackmail, death of brother, murder, politician, heroes, brother brother relationship, crooked politician, fight, corrupt politician, village, anti capitalism ...
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47%
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Narasimham (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Poovalli Induchoodan (Mohanlal) is sentenced for six years prison life for murdering his classmate. Induchoodan, the only son of Justice Maranchery Karunakara Menon (Thilakan) was framed in the case by Manapally Madhavan Nambiar (Narayanan Nair) and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: ex convict, revenge, murder, lawyer, fight, police, false accusation, wrongful imprisonment, feud, frame up, release from prison, machismo ...
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47%
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Chenkol (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The sequel to Kireedam (1989), Chenkol continues the story of Sethumadavan who hopes to regain his lost life after 8 years in prison.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: death of protagonist, murder, suicide by hanging, prostitution, main character dies, ex convict, anguish, suicide, alcohol abuse, tragedy, violence, tragic event
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dharmathin Thalaivan (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Dharmathin Thalaivan is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by SP. Muthuraman, starring Rajnikanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Charlie, Nassar, Captain Raju, Kushboo, Suhasini and Vijayachanddrika. The film is the remake of Amitabh ...
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Underdogs (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Brunnenberg prison for men, the new warden introduces a revolutionary convict re-socializing project: training guide dogs for the blind. The perks make all convicts volunteer for only seven slots. Except burly macho Moskowitch 'Mosk', ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, dog, relationships, instructor, education, puppy, jail, gym, medical examination, prison life, blindness and impaired vision ...
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Yodha (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Suraj Singh is addicted to drugs and as a result witnessed his girlfriend being raped in front of his eyes with him being helpless, from here on he vows to put an end to all drug dealers and started to work as a hit man for an underworld don, Daaga ...
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Allah-Rakha (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Karim Khan is employed as driver for a gangster named Don, who has an accident with his car, and asks Karim to take the blame for it for a hefty sum of cash, which Karim does so, and is imprisoned. But Don does not fulfill his promise, and as a ...
Plot: television, bomb, fistfight, driver, evil man, tragic event, female lawyer, police officer, imprisonment, doctor, pilgrimage, hit by a car ...
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Vendetta (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A hard-nosed detective deliberately commits a crime to get thrown in prison, allowing him the chance to seek vengeance on a criminal serving a life sentence for brutally murdering his wife.
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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39%
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Union Bound (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He went to war to free slaves but in the end was freed by them.
Plot: union, patriotism, honor, diary, forest, soldier, sacrifice, train, running, escape, civil war, slave
Place: america
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39%
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Ammajan (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ammajan (English: Dear Mother) is a Bangladeshi Bengali-language film directed by Kazi Hayat and written by Monwar Hossain Dipjol. The film was released in 1999 in Bangladesh. It was produced by Monwar Hossain Dipjol. It is a drama film and ...
Plot: rape and revenge, marriage, archaeology, death, murder, jail, rape, electrocution, bomb
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37%
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Vendetta (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), women's prison, vengeance, prison gang, vigilantism, drug abuse, small town life, coming out, small town, prison life ...
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Arrested (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: prison, gangsters, bollywood, vengeance, prison life, fall in love, false accusation, siblings relations, frame up, escape, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
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35%
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Bullet Train (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story revolves around a set of Indians, fighting to get what is their own, while another set of Indians working for the Scotland Yard Police chase them hard to stop them from spreading terror. The film in entirety has been been shot in London, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: race against time, train, terrorism, vengeance, danger, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood, immigrants, swat, deportation, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Christian Brothers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: When the daughter of a minister gets kidnapped, Christy is called upon to rescue her. Although he manages to save her, he himself gets embroiled in the kidnapper's murder.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative, captivating
Plot: murder, false accusation, snitch, police, chase, father son relationship, police investigation, society, accusation, family relations, danger, falsely accused ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Spadikam (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chacko Master is a school headmaster in Mathematics. He is a very strict teacher and does not go easy with his own son Thomas.When Thomas realizes that the school language headmaster was biased against him as told by Chacko in giving him a low ...
Plot: father son conflict, math teacher, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, card playing, sunglasses, drinking, alcohol, dysfunctional family, hospital, christian, wedding ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
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Savage! (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Low-budget adventure starring former baseball star James Iglehart as Savage, who is kidnapped by South American rebels. After a time, he sees their position and is joined by a female commando squad in battling the repressive government officials.
Plot: gang rape, rebel, prisoner, pantyhose, capture, african american, rape victim, long hair, revolution, female stockinged legs, dead woman on ground, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Battleship Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: escape, japanese soldier, mine, freedom, rescue, father daughter relationship, torture, beating, soldier, betrayal, island, colony ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: japan, east asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%