Movies like Against the Wall 1994

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Against the Wall (1994)
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Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: prison life, prison, crimes, heroes, hostages, hostage, confined, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, anti hero, rebellion, society, criminal heroes, escape, state affairs, anti heroes, workplace situations, violence, racism, male nudity, tattoo, prison guard, negotiation, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Against the Wall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, confined, life is a bitch, murder, prison, society and prison life mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Against the Wall: Mean Dog Blues (1978), Attica (1980), Brotherhood of Death (1976), Dirty Hearts (2011), Civil Brand (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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95%
 6.5
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, society, law enforcement, state affairs, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, ku klux klan, revenge, interracial relations, vengeance, injustice, social decay, rivalry, deadly, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
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66%
 6.9
 568
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, society, crimes, couples, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, brainwashing, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.2
 685
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, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, human spirit, prison life, criminal heroes, misfit, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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58%
 6.4
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, prison life, life is a bitch, society, price of justice, rebelliousness ...
Place: california, usa
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57%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 652
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, crimes, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, espionage, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, danger, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, ussr, soviet union, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 607
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, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, university, prison, human nature, confined, teachers and students, human experiment, experiment, student, disorder, experiment gone awry, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, vengeance, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, law enforcement, life is a bitch, confined, redemption, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, society, social misfits, crimes, gangsters, murder, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 19K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, violence, survival, prison life, prisoner, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, chases and races, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, fighting crime, against the rules, law enforcement, rivalry, heroes, on the run, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, introspection, state affairs, military, head of state, soldier, fighting the system, political conspiracy ...
Place: new york, asia, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, hijacking, terrorism, airplane, soldier, escapades, deadly, danger, military, save the day, race against time ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: road movie, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, on the road, police corruption, injustice, chase, car theft, psychotic, hitchhiker, cross country trip, roadblock ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, state affairs, false accusation, social decay, price of justice, isolation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, totalitarianism, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, post world war two ...
Place: czech republic, ussr, prague, soviet union, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 3K
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hostage, rebellion, military, culture clash, political unrest, danger, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Glass House (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by Truman Capote ("In Cold Blood"), the world of the prison convict is open to the viewer. As the story develops, one thing becomes clear. As in the outside world, there is a "system"; and just as on the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, society, fighting the system, prison life, introspection, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 215K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sword of Gideon (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, mossad, chases and races, fighting the system, contests and competitions, state affairs, crimes, danger, heroes, assassination, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, small town, sexual abuse, women's prison, psychopath, on the road, frame up, prison life, small town life, strong female presence, farm ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 14K
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: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, crime, crimes, gang war, confined, society, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: priest, secret police, against the odds, human spirit, clergy, state affairs, politics, injustice, working class, life is a bitch, legal action, political activist ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 1K
Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, bullying, rape, vengeance, sexual abuse, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, deadly, politics, athlete's life, assassination, hostages, danger, chases and races, media, confined, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: germany, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 19K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%