Most Similar Movies to Lock Up (1989)


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Tango & Cash (1989), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Animal Factory (2000), Get the Gringo (2012), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Undisputed (2002), Escape from Alcatraz (1979) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Tango & Cash (1989)

Tango & Cash (1989)

6.4/10 Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.

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Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

8.2/10 Action, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Crime

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

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Animal Factory (2000)

Animal Factory (2000)

6.6/10 Crime, Drama

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

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Get the Gringo (2012)

Get the Gringo (2012)

7.0/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

7.1/10 Action, Crime, Drama

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

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Undisputed (2002)

Undisputed (2002)

6.2/10 Action, Crime, Drama

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.6/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

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Shot Caller (2017)

Shot Caller (2017)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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Setup (2011)

Setup (2011)

4.4/10 Action, Crime, Drama

A group of friends become involved in a potentially deadly diamond heist.

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Cell (2016)

Cell (2016)

4.3/10 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

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Saat po long (2005)

Saat po long (2005)

7.0/10 Action, Crime, Thriller

A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.

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Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas (1990)

8.7/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.

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Ricochet (1991)

Ricochet (1991)

6.2/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

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The Getaway (1994)

The Getaway (1994)

5.8/10 Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

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Hard to Kill (1990)

Hard to Kill (1990)

5.8/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Left for dead with his wife killed in their house, L.A. Detective Mason Storm will have to make a quick recovery, expose those behind the murder and take revenge.

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Brubaker (1980)

Brubaker (1980)

7.2/10 Crime, Drama

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

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The Longest Yard (1974)

The Longest Yard (1974)

7.1/10 Comedy, Crime, Drama

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

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Lady Vengeance (2005)

Lady Vengeance (2005)

7.6/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

9.3/10 Drama, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Cinematic alchemy of a kind that's all too rare, propelled by a supremely talented cast, a sumptuous score by Thomas Newman and a first-rate script and direction from first-timer Frank Darabont.

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The Limey (1999)

The Limey (1999)

7.0/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

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In Order of Disappearance (2014)

In Order of Disappearance (2014)

7.2/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

When his son is mistakenly murdered, a snowplow driver starts seeking revenge, which ignites a war between two gangsters.

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