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La Fuga (2001)
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La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do anything not to return to prison. Some of them will suffer violent deaths, while others manage de disappear. Sordid and moving stories, not excluding tenderness and love, mercy or horror sealed with a pact of prison love that will remain in the heart of Buenos Aires, as witness of the yearned-for freedom.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison, on the run, fugitives, starting over, criminal heroes, confined, couple relations, prison life, destiny, society, couples, chases and races, escape, crimes, crime, rivalry, down on your luck, tough heroes
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, prison, crime, criminal heroes, confined, chases and races and escape mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like La Fuga: Chess Game (2014), The Escapist (2008), Penitentiary (1979), Sitting Target (1972), McVicar (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chess Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mina (Priscila Fantin) is arrested for defrauding the Social Security and beyond to defend the other inmates need to escape from the prison director of surveillance (Tuca Andrada). The crime involved a Senator (Antonio Calloni), trying in every way ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mind game, rivalry, criminal heroes, confined, prison life, prison, crimes, strong female presence, psychological torture, crime, graphic violence, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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95%
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The Escapist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, prison life, fugitives, prison escape, going straight, terminal illness, escape, tunnel, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, prison life, sexual abuse, tough heroes, manhood, injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, family in danger, redemption ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Sitting Target (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge killing, deadly, crimes, rivalry, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, confined, escape, couples, spouse in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, criminal heroes, human spirit, heist, crimes, crime, confined, tough heroes, escape, fugitives ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, starting over, lovers on the run, love affair, couples, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, love and romance, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 2K
Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: going straight, heist, redemption, estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, criminal heroes, society, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Riot (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, prison, prisoner, prison life, friendship, captivity, rebelliousness, fugitives, graphic violence, friends, confined, partners ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, confined, prison fight, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 1K
One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, on the run, police investigation, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, crime boss, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
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The Manhunt (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. Unable to prove ownership, the young man is then sentenced ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, adventure, chase, dishonesty, heroes, partners, on the run, crimes, escape, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime, confined, danger, chases and races, hostage, disorder, bar, gory, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: parole officer, gas station, warden, profanity, escape, gangsters, manhunt, unlikely criminals, starting over, dishonesty, going straight, heist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Outbound (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: starting over, on the run, fugitives, crime and punishment, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, uncontrollable, prison, haunted by the past, confined, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
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The Aura (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In neo-noir fashion El Aura narrates in the first person the hallucinating voyage of Espinoza, a quiet, cynical taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, and is obsessed with committing the perfect crime.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: heist, epilepsy, murder, betrayal, hunting, taxidermy, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, perfect crime, weekend, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Women's Prison (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, rivalry, rebellion, youth, dangerous animal, life is a bitch, heroes, one man army, dishonesty, escape, kids in trouble, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, social decay, human spirit, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, racism, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, politics, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, prison, rivalry, love affair, gambling, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
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53%
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Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, chases and races, confined, law enforcement, on the run, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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51%
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, confined, criminal heroes, woman in danger, isolation, danger, crimes, fugitives, couples, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
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48%
My Brother's Gun (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager finds a gun loaded with three bullets and shoots at the guard of a supermarket when he discovers it stealing a comic. In his escape along the road he meets a girl who has tried to commit suicide without success and both decide to take a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: false accusation, murder, on the run, dishonesty, youth, lovers on the run, life is a bitch, strong violent content, on the road, love and romance, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Prison on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ching and Yiu and problems they face with Mickey, a fellow inmate and "Assassin", a prison guard. Yiu is sentenced to three years for manslaughter. In a fight for his father, he pushed a man and was run over by a bus. Ching was sent to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: favoritism, prison, prison life, wrongfully committed, rivalry, unlikely criminals, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, chases and races, survival, violence spree, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Wild Youth (1960)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A teenage escapee from a correctional facility falls in with a drug dealer operating near the Mexican border.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquent, on the run, society, danger, gangsters, confined, crimes, mischievous children, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 50s
Place: new mexico, latin america, canada, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Garter Snake (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the heat of the night, a man from faraway plays the piano. In the local hillside prison, a bitter double-crossed convict stares at the city life over the roofs. A revenge is brewing in his mind; the blood-thirsty killer prepares his escape. Vares ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, prison, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, couples, prisoner, womanizer, prison escape, private investigator, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, death row, stalking, serial killer, prison, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
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Cold Blooded (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chases and races, chase, reluctant partners, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, partners, isolation, indoor, strong female presence, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Grave (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape with the help of their jailer to search for a treasure that is supposedly buried with a dead millionaire.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, dark humor, crime, adventure, crimes, on the run, chases and races, confined, treasure hunt, captivity, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, prison, crimes, confined, danger, manipulation, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, law enforcement, false accusation, criminal heroes, frame up, anti hero, dishonesty, confined, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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