Movies like Shot Caller

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Shot Caller (2017)
 7.3
 87K
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, suspense, twist ending, tense, inspirational, sincere, neo noir, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison gang, prisoner, gang, skinhead, criminal, tattoo, organized crime, estranged father, prison life, criminal heroes, arrest, gangsters, smuggling, teenager, prison violence, mafia, moral ambiguity, drugs, gunfight, war, spy, crimes, media, mental health ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa, united states of america

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Most similar movies to Shot Caller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and rough films with plots about violence, crimes, gangsters, brutality, murder, violent and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shot Caller: Felon (2008), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), American History X (1998), The Informer (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 80K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, prison gang, court, organized crime, prison riot, prison warden, neo nazi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, crimes, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: suspense, tense, brutal, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, maximum security prison, drugs, kidnapping, prison guard, murder, revenge, prison warden, prisoner, violence, interrogation, boxer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, 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, cerebral, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, racial slur, crimes, character change, juvenile delinquency, racial prejudice, neo nazi, rape, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 38K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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, thought provoking, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prison, undercover, organized crime, prison gang, crimes, violence, murder, betrayal, kidnapping, brutality, police, ex convict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.3M
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: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, twists and turns, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 392K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, gunfight, gang, crimes, gangsters, thief, love affair, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, florida, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, investigation, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, mind game, courtroom, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 2K
Brotherhood (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: An honest lawyer reaches a moral crossroads after the cops force her to inform on her incarcerated brother, the leader of a rising criminal faction.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: prison gang, organized crime, prison, police corruption, escape, kidnapping, criminal, gunfight, brother, violence, brother sister relationship, gang ...
Time: 90s, year 1994
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 99K
A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: harsh, tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, confined, cruelty, gang, convict, prison escape, racial slur, guilt, respect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 16K
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: suspense, neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crimes, juvenile delinquency, youth, teenager, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison escape, gangsters, rivalry, gang, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ 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, psychological, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, gang, frame up, gunfight, mistaken identity, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, prison life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 10K
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, talky, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, crimes, sexual abuse, prison gang, gangsters, racism, rape, mafia, violence, juvenile delinquency, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, year 1943 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 219K
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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, tragic hero, crimes, drug dealing, drugs, gang, prison, violence, drug lord ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, friendship, drugs, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, redemption, survival, depression, human nature, prison rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Violence (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychologist interviews a death row inmate to determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison visit, death row, psychologist, death sentence, criminal, jail, prisoner, police psychologist, crimes, moral dilemma, war, female psychologist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 406K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, neo noir, clever, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, crimes, twists and turns, hostage, killings, merciless, taxi, sociopath, assassin, murder witness, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, uplifting, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, gang, gangsters, death row, violence, adaptation, justice, brutality, hopes, human spirit, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future, contemporary, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, surreal, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crimes, prison, organized crime, betrayal, vengeance, undercover agent, mafia, heist, violence, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 153K
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, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, crimes, crime boss, criminal heroes, fall in love, catholic, organized crime, church, criminal's revenge, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 14K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: intense, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, prison, violence, gang war, leadership, extortion ...
Time: future, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: intense, suspense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, robbery, rehabilitation, revenge, operation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, new jersey, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, gang, murder, kidnapping, money, violence, destiny, death, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, gambling, crimes, mafia, crime gone awry, hitman, heist, organized crime, murder, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, violence, irish mob, love triangle, blackmail, crimes, gang, twists and turns ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.3
 654K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, chase, loner, gangsters, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 110K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, character study, life philosophy, friends, street gang, exotic dancer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, crimes, one last job, buddies, fall in love, hitman, redemption, organized crime, gunfight, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 89K
Snitch (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, realistic, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, agent, prison, father son relationship, organized crime, family relations, police investigation, suspicion, frame up, drugs, supportive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new jersey, california, missouri, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%