Movies like Shot Caller

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Shot Caller (2017)
 7.3
 59K
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: twist ending, clever, suspense, harsh, tense
Plot: prison, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, life is a bitch, murder, existentialism, criminal heroes, moral ambiguity, arrest, tough guy, tattoo, estranged father, probation, probation officer, skinhead, death, letter, prison gang, son, male objectification, gang violence, stabbed to death, prisoner ...
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 serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about prison, crime, murder, crimes, violence, brutality and revenge 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), An Innocent Man (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 72K
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: realistic, serious, brutal, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, fighting the system, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, prison riot, court ...
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: epic, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, gang war, grudge, heroin, friendship, prejudice, racism, mexican american, police shootout, artist, lowrider ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, ecuador ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: suspense, rough, psychological, tense, exciting
Plot: prison, violence, revenge, interrogation, murder, fight, prisoner, torture chamber, maximum security prison, prison guard, police shootout, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: 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: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, prison, justice, mind game, death, torture, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police corruption, vengeance, gang, frame up, drug dealing, false accusation, survival, society, prison life, crimes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 35K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison warden, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: uplifting, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, gang, death row, gangsters, human spirit, hopes, lethal injection, deadly, murder, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, crime gone awry, heist, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.2
 13K
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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, rivalry, grudge, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, youth, crime, society, prison life, street kid, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, new identity, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, seaport, usa, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, prison life, crime, confined, survival, teenage life, murder, life is a bitch, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, chase, injustice, car theft, psychotic, hitchhiker, roadblock, rape, deadly, heist ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 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 ...
Plot: murder, prison, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, prison life, deadly, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, prison life, island, suicide, convict, nude fight, prison warden, mouse, rebellion, confined, buddies ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1962 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 14K
Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, abuse, prison warden, fighting the system, politics, innocence lost, prison life, warden, society, workplace intrigue, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 3K
Prison (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a ...
Style: gloomy, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: electric chair, prison, prison life, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, revenge, prisoner, wiretap, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the road, heist, hitman, crime gone awry, violence, hostage, chase, on the run, robbery, maniac, criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 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: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, fugitives, confined, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, heist, tough heroes ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gang, drug dealing, prison, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, urban ghetto life, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, track down, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, investigation, criminal's revenge, deadly, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 53K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: journalist, prison visit, prison, moral dilemma, criminal heroes, crimes, uncover truth, journalism, murder, under the surface, mistaken identity, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Samaritan (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: paternity revealed, parole officer, prison, revenge, criminal heroes, cons and scams, haunted by the past, dishonesty, one last job, perfect crime, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, brazil, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.4
 2K
Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, nihilism, violence, vandalism, criminal, crime, gang, teenage life, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, heist, chase ...
Time: future, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 184K
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, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, vigilantism, urban, undercover, cop as target, partners against crime, law enforcer killer, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, racism, skinhead, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, crime, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, chase, danger, murder, blackmail, rivalry, criminal heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 615
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: emotional, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, rebellion, power relations, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, human spirit, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 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, sexual abuse, parole officer, gun, prison, rape, criminal heroes, destructive relationship, social misfits, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%