Movies like Locked Down

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Locked Down (2010)
 4.2
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Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts champion, Danny devises a scheme to bring justice and innocence to his family's name, if he can get out of the cage alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, stylized
Plot: prison, frame up, captivity, investigation, confined, contests and competitions, prison life, law enforcement, martial arts, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, brutality, corrupt cop, prison warden, mixed martial arts, heroes, hip hop, crime, ambition, rivalry, fight, violence, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, martial arts and criminal heroes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Locked Down: Blood of Redemption (2013), The Stranger (2010), Beatdown (2010), Proximity (2001), Kill 'em All (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
 4.7
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: one man army, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, track down, danger, life is a bitch, dishonesty, violence, hand to hand combat, fistfight, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
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74%
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Beatdown (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underground fighting, rivalry, contests and competitions, martial arts, family relations, power relations, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, street fight, fight, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.8
 578
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, crime, false accusation, dishonesty, anti hero, frame up, confined, anti heroes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Kill 'em All (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. And... if they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, survival, rivalry, battles, captivity, danger, mortal combat, brutality, violence, tough heroes, fight to the death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 1K
Extraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, one man army, daring rescue, mortal combat, danger, confined, martial arts, prison, escape, graphic violence, master warrior, heroes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, tough heroes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
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The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, betrayal, chase, jungle, brutality, last man standing, battle, battles, death row, survival, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, save the day, danger, crimes, confined, secret agents, rivalry, hijacking, police officer, murder, spouse in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, danger, law enforcement, hidden identity, private detective, investigation, secret agents, dishonesty, crimes, terrorism, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Never Surrender (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: underground fighting, cage fighting, martial arts, rivalry, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, tough heroes, heroes, danger, mixed martial arts, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 10K
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, deadly, master warrior, law enforcement, rivalry, psychopath, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, crime, manhunt, dishonesty, crimes, heist, heroes, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
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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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, on the run, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 4K
Mean Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: One hundred mid- and low-level gangsters who are on their boss' bad side are locked inside a newly-built high-security prison, and given plenty of guns, ammo, and baseball bats, then told that the last survivor will get a suitcase with 10 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, redemption, crimes, contests and competitions, crime, rivalry, partners, organized crime, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.3
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Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, drug abuse, dealer, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 791
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, police investigation, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
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Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, strong violent content, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 203
The Real Thing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, gang, new year's eve, crime, crimes, dishonesty, friends, frame up, crime gone awry, best friends, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.9
 85
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: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, legal action, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
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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, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, rivalry, society, life is a bitch, crimes, animal life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Colombian Connection (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1976 and it is a dangerous year in the Straits of Yucatan. The man is Jack Hooks, a former cop set up by his corrupt partner and sent to jail for a drug crime he didn't commit. After being yanked out of prison with an early release ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, fighting crime, frame up, working undercover, rivalry, confined, undercover, drug dealing, society, law enforcement, prison, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: cuba, mexico, latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, crimes, hostage, murder, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 179
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, legends and myths, police detective, crime, shoot out, drugs, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.0
 425
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, frame up, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 370
Policewomen (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lady cop infiltrates an all-female criminal gang.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, girl gang, exploitation, interrogation, crime, criminal heroes, confined, partners, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, escape ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%