Movies like The Wrath of Cain

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The Wrath of Cain (2010)
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The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into overdrive.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, terminal illness, tough heroes, prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, redemption, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, last wish, brother brother relationship, unlikely friendships, father son relationship, confined, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Wrath of Cain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about prison, life is a bitch, crimes, prison life, hopes, parents and children and redemption mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Wrath of Cain: Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010), Undisputed (2002), Animal 2 (2008), Animal (2005), Doing Hard Time (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, prison life, prison, fist fighting, boxing, confined, convict, martial arts, fight, tournament, carrot, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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67%
 6.2
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Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, sport, murder, prison life, gambling, lone hero, gangsters, ambition, dishonesty, human spirit, contests and competitions, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 893
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, fighting the system, prison life, animal life, rivalry, criminal heroes, parents and children, interracial relations, crimes, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 2K
Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, psychological, realistic
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, social misfits, parents and children, city life, gangsters, hopes, redemption, assassination, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, criminal heroes, hopes, death in the family, dealing with death, crimes, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, drug dealing, gang, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 2K
K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, gender, hopes, gays and lesbians, fish out of water, misfit, power relations, violence, rape
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before I Self Destruct (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, hopes, crime, desire for fame, life is a bitch, siblings relations, criminal heroes, youth, single parent, vengeance, working class, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, talky
Plot: hospital, prison, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family relations, one more chance ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 760
Weeds (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
Plot: prison, prison life, redemption, follow your dream, criminal heroes, lifestyle, confined, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, strong sexual content, optimism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 704
Phantom Punch (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From his discovery by a priest while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary to the infamous 'Phantom Punch' by Cassius Clay which effectively ended his career, the movie spans the years from 1950 to Liston's mysterious and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, black american, infidelity, prison, boxer, rise and fall, tragic hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 124
Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: prison, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, confined, parents and children, couple relations, prison life, couples, family problems, visitation rights, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 675
Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, athlete's life, crimes, heroes, hopes, prison, redemption, rivalry, street fight, accidental killing, kickboxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 290
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: prison, murder, vengeance, prison gang, women's prison, coming out, small town life, prison life, gang, injustice, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, hopes, custody, family problems, reunion, rivalry, babies and infants, family gatherings, family relations, estrangement, musician, child custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Everyday Black Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood store, and watching over his daughter who doesn't know he exists. When a young man, Malik, comes in claiming to be a ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: forced into action, family relations, social relations, small town life, small town, redemption, drug dealing, society, store, parents and children, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 133
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: gay parent, homosexuality, christianity, hate, forgiveness, cross, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, last wish, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Imperial Dreams (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.
Style: touching, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, family relations, society, street kid, urban ghetto life, single parent, urban ghetto
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 208
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, prison life, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, tough heroes, power relations, injustice, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands. In the bowels of this prison, an underground fighting society has been formed. The Circuit is flourishing ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, chases and races, danger, vigilantism, woman in danger, tough heroes, prison life, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 40K
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, teenage life, confined, family reunited, family relations, warden, parents and children, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, addiction, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, dishonesty, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, leadership, serial killer, prison, friendship, future dystopia, prison life, criminal heroes, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 73K
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, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Kane Files: Life of Trial (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Scott Kane (Drew Fuller), a man with a checkered past is trying to live a clean life. When his son Owen falls ill, Kane finds his only option is to turn to Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), the local kingpin of the criminal underworld. Morgan offers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, danger, fugitives, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, going straight, parents and children, hopes, family relations, betrayal, transplant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.8
 3K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: family relations, uninhibited rivalry, infidelity, law enforcement, master criminal, gang, betrayal, police corruption, rivalry, intrigue, parents and children, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bilingual
Plot: homecoming, going straight, starting over, family problems, crimes, reunion, dysfunctional family, estrangement, redemption, hopes, parents and children, puerto rican ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 479
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: injustice, prison, redemption, murder, life sentence, child as adult, prison life, juvenile delinquency, society, disagreement, coming of age, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: siblings relations, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, hopes, aging, dysfunctional family, parents and children, elderly, family problems, couples, righting the wronged, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 6K
Shadowboxer (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, pregnancy, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, haunted by the past, deadly, partners, dishonesty, female killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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