10 best movies like Felon (2008)

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Felon 2008
A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
List of the best movies like Felon (2008): Jailbait, The Divide, The Departed, An Innocent Man, A Most Violent Year, Menace II Society, Bad Turn Worse, Triple 9, Hotel Artemis, Eastern Promises.

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Jailbait (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

The Divide (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

The Departed (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:31

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

An Innocent Man (1989)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

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 convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

A Most Violent Year (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Menace II Society (1993)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Sobering and incisive, this cautionary drama centers on a street tough 18-year-old facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around.

Bad Turn Worse (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.

Triple 9 (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

Eastern Promises (2007)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:40

A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

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Civil Brand (2002)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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 herself in prison after being falsely convicted of murder, and who is told that her baby has been murdered, sparking her to lead her fellow inmates in the protest

.45 (2006)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate's lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al's violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women's program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al's menace and Kate's dependency hold sway?

Outrage Coda (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:14

Ôtomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.

Gangster Squad (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Veronica Guerin (2003)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:38

In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then gets in touch with John Traynor, a paranoid informant. Not without some prodding, Traynor leads her to John Gilligan, the ruthless head of the operation, who does not take kindly to Guerin's nosing.

The Corrupted (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39

Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the police force. Liam's drive for redemption sees him caught up in a web of conspiracy, crime, and corruption.

Legend (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:29

Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Trial by Jury (1994)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

The Betrayed (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).

Never Die Alone (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Dark Places (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:31

A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

A corrupt D.A. with governatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him.

Small Crimes (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:50

A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Mean Streets (1973)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.

The Iceman (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

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.

Double Jeopardy (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:35

A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:43

Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at the hands of a volatile car dealer, Will returns to London to discover the cause of his brother's death and administer justice to those responsible.

Killing Emmett Young (2002)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA

In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by




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