Movies like Shot Caller

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Shot Caller (2017)
 7.3
 69K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense
Plot: prison, prison gang, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, life is a bitch, murder, existentialism, criminal heroes, moral ambiguity, arrest, skinhead, tough guy, tattoo, gunfight, estranged father, warden, probation, probation officer, truck, death, weapons, united states of america, prison violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to Shot Caller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and rough films with plots about prison, violence, crimes, murder, crime, brutality and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shot Caller: Felon (2008), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Informer (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 74K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, life is a bitch, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, police brutality, prison gang, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, violence spree, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crime, crimes, gang war, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: rough, suspense, psychological, tense, exciting
Plot: prisoner, maximum security prison, prison, interrogation, murder, police shootout, revenge, prison warden, extreme violence, boxer, fight, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, murder, prison, crime, death, twists & turns, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 16K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, police, brutality, murder, ex convict, dishonesty, hopes, society ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skinhead, racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, prison rape, nazism, hate, gang, youth, crimes, prejudice, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, sexual abuse, violence, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, racism, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 14K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, crime, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Merciless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jae-ho, who aims to become the number one in a crime organization, gets to build up trust with Hyun-su, an ambitious newbie in the prison. While they try to take over the organization after the prison release, their ulterior motives starts to emerge.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, prison gang, murder, violence, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prison life, criminal, tough guy, desperation, arrest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, doctor, police, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.8
 7K
Small Crimes (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: prison, danger, disorder, crimes, crime, deadly, bondage, murder, life is a bitch, violence, fighting crime, ex-cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 197K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, death row, prison, gang, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, crimes, lethal injection, murder, deadly, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 2.2
 351
Down Time (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: prison, prison gang, jail, police, gang, racism, revenge, power, drug addict, grudge, murder, prison rape ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, gangsters, prison, prison life, juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, drug dealing, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 4K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, prison, murder, violence, muslim, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 38K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 26K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, car chase, crime, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, on the run, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 140K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, bar, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, gangsters, crime, hitman, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 43K
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, confined, teenage life, parents and children, family reunited, warden, family relations, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 5.2
 684
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, prison life, human spirit, legal, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, false accusation, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, crime, prison life, confined, friends, criminal heroes, youth, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 754
Locked Up (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an American teenager gets bullied at her school in Southeast Asia, she fights back--and gets sent to a reform school. But the "school" is more like a prison, and the young teenager must fend off predatory guards and menacing gangs to ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian cunnilingus, women in prison, desperation, manipulation, death threat, tyranny, prison, corruption, torture, society, danger, adaptation ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 8K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, hopes, going straight, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, mind game, murder, judge, legal, arrest, manipulations, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, prison life, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 115K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, danger, betrayal, ex convict, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 2K
Guncrazy (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, on the run, lovers on the run, gun, prison, parole officer, sexual abuse, deadly, crimes, murderous pair, love affair, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, police, neo noir, working undercover, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%