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For Life (2020)
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For Life (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: prisoner, lawyer, confined, mind game, prison, wrongful conviction, vengeance, fighting the system, injustice, justice, corruption, danger, legal system, violence, brutality, arrest, scheme
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to For Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, realistic, disturbing and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, prison, violence, murder, danger, crime and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like For Life: Law Abiding Citizen (2009), In Justice (2006), Midnight Express (1978), Brubaker (1980), Blue Caprice (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: surprise ending, twist ending, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, vigilantism, justice, murder, prison, crime, death, mind game, twists & turns, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 541
In Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Justice is an American television police procedural created by Michelle King and Robert King. The series began airing on Sunday, January 1, 2006 on ABC as a midseason replacement and assumed its regular night and time on Friday, January 6, 2006 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: lawyer, wrongful conviction, false accusation, evidence, witness, courtroom, legal, release from prison, murder, attorney, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, injustice, lawyer, drug smuggling, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, suprisingly clever, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 16K
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, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prison, abuse, prison warden, fighting the system, liberal, corruption, brutality, violence, abuse of power, justice, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
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Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence spree, crimes, on the run, crime, partners, deadly, on the road, man boy relationship, sniper, car, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.5
 115K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 525 min.
TV show
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, lawyer, crimes, crime, investigation, courtroom, justice, secrets, murder trial, vengeance, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Proven Innocent (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, runs an underdog criminal defense firm. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: women's prison, wrongful conviction, lawyer, innocent, hotshot lawyer, ex convict, career, evidence, help, mystery, court, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Score to Settle (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.
Style: suspense, rough, exciting, tense, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, crime, injustice, twists & turns, murder, violence, brutality, deadly, corruption, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 10K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Godfather of Harlem (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: crime boss, gang leader, violence, danger, mafia, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, ambition, destiny, deadly, family ...
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Truth Be Told (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime, mind game, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, friendship, murder, murder mystery, crime scene, danger, loner, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 2K
Shots Fired (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, justice, racism, small town, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, evidence, mystery, police detective, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 3K
Training Day (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting
Plot: police, dirty cop, lapd, gunfight, dishonesty, corruption, love, vengeance, murder, betrayal, adaptation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 15K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, female homosexuality, false accusation, dishonesty, brutality, life is a bitch, prisoner, prison guard, violence, protagonist as suspect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, true crime, survival, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
Story: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became ...
Style: captivating, based on true events, atmospheric, melancholic, twists and turns
Plot: prison escape, love triangle, prison life, crimes, crime, prisoner, deception, love affair, escape plan, sexually dissatisfied wife, jail cell, prison guard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 3K
Reprisal (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, bloody
Plot: neo-noir, neo noir, gang leader, gang, revenge, femme fatale, vengeance, murder, violence, danger, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 41K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, innocence, lawyer, perjury, murder, defense attorney, lie, investigation, injustice, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 3K
Charlie Says (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, rough, based on true events
Plot: cult leader, female nudity, cult, serial murder, confined, female assassin, manipulation, female murderer, naked in public, clothed female naked male, prison, life sentence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is convicted for killing his father and attempting to murder his mother.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder, investigation, arrest, crime scene, lawyer, courtroom, death of father, reporter, college, police detective, crimes, danger ...
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 237
Sugar Boxx (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sugar State Women’s Prison. An Everglades hellhole where innocent girls are forced to slave in the swamps by day then turn tricks for the warden by night. A prison camp where corruption, brutality, and sexual abuse are all part of the daily ...
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, vengeance, injustice, confined, rivalry, secret identity, sexual abuse, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 2K
Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, police brutality, broken family, imprisonment, lawyer, judge, courtroom drama, life turned upside down, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 2K
55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, tense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: lawyer, mental patient, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, escapades, life is a bitch, crimes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, women's prison, misfit, rivalry, life is a bitch, gender, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, danger, captivity, parents and children, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1974, year 1980, year 1972, 70s
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 29K
Sneaky Pete (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, ironic, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, escapades, family relations, investigation, danger, dishonesty, family problems, thief, friendship, crimes, greed, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 2K
Bad Girls (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006 and starred Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Linda Henry, Jack Ellis and many more throughout the eight-year run. The series ...
Style: captivating, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, gay slur, escape attempt, poisoning, domestic violence, prison life, exploitation, prison, pedophile, gays and lesbians, escape, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 466K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, confined, scheme, conspiracy, chases and races, fbi, self sacrifice, manhunt, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: trial, arson, court, justice, lawyer, fighting the system, freedom, legal, prison, false accusation, death penalty, hopes ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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