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Shot Caller (2017)
 7.3
 56K
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: suspense, harsh, tense, twist ending, clever
Plot: prison, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, murder, life is a bitch, existentialism, criminal heroes, tough guy, moral ambiguity, arrest, tattoo, shooting, prison riot, manslaughter, undercover cop, estranged father, probation, probation officer, skinhead, car, death, prison life, united states of america ...
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, rough and tense films with plots about crime, murder, violence, crimes, corruption, brutality and gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shot Caller: Felon (2008), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Bad Boys (1983), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Lock Up (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, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, murder, crime, life turned upside down, prison riot, tear gas, court, fight, tattoo, rivalry ...
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, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gang, mexican american, artist, racism, lowrider, police shootout, drug abuse, friendship, crime, gang war, grudge, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, ecuador ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, twists and turns, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, crime, rivalry, youth, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ 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: rough, suspense, psychological, exciting, tense
Plot: prison, violence, murder, extreme violence, prison warden, fight, prison guard, torture chamber, revenge, maximum security prison, police shootout, interrogation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, warden, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, vengeance, drug dealing, false accusation, crime, tough law enforcer, survival, prison life, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, death, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, lesbian, false accusation, wrongful conviction, women's prison, lust, frame up, mccarthyism, prison riot, murder, anger, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prison, criminal, crime, criminal's revenge, heist, criminal underworld, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, new identity, robbery, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, prison, gang, gangsters, death row, crime, crimes, hopes, society, journalism, leadership, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, future, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, roadblock, hitchhiker, rape, psychotic, car theft, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, cynical, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, violence, murder, addiction, robbery, crime, heist, drug dealing, friendship, buddies, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, twists and turns, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, police corruption, police investigation, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, crime, investigation, killer, corruption, betrayal, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, betrayal, murder, undercover, violence, working undercover, racial slur, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, lethal injection, golf club, tattoo, death row, politics, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, women in prison, teenage life, confined, survival, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, witnessing a crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, prison life, alcatraz, island, buddies, mouse, nude fight, prison warden, confined, partners, prison guard, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, prison, violence, hostage, robbery, heist, criminal, crime gone awry, racism, maniac, hitman, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, retired, escape, brother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 794
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, stuntman, criminal heroes, crime, gang, gangsters, witnessing a crime, chase, crime gone awry, drug dealing, on the run, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.4
 16K
The Trust (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Style: psychological, tragic ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: heist, dirty cop, corrupt cop, police corruption, theft, deception, gangster, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns, crime, violence ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, serious, tense, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, nazism, juvenile delinquency, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, confined, redemption, skinhead, xenophobia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 102K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, pregnancy, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, lawyer, arrest, mind game, judge, courtroom, manipulations, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, one last job, father son relationship, brooklyn new york city, corrupt cop, mob boss, money, organized crime, violence, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, hollywood, party, jealousy, interrogation, serial killer, murder, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, sex, violence ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%