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List of the best movies like For Life (2020): The Shawshank Redemption, The Mauritanian, Stillwater, Judas and the Black Messiah, Capone, Lansky, The Banker, The Night Clerk, Joker, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.

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Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTerrorists, Prisoner, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlacePrison, Afghanistan, Beach, USA
StyleBy books

A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersFathers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceFrance
StyleAction

Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Revolution, Death
PlacePrison, Hospitals, Chicago, USA
StyleVital signs

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Old men
PlotOn real events, Money, Alligators
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Tough guys, Old men, American Mafia
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers
PlotFight, Money, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Worth watching

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy, Autistic
PlotLove, Tracking, Obsession with love
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleTense, For men, Disturbing

Hotel night clerk Bart Bromley is a highly intelligent young man on the Autism spectrum. When a woman is murdered during his shift, Bart becomes the prime suspect. As the police investigation closes in, Bart makes a personal connection with a beautiful guest named Andrea, but soon realises he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, DC, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersArtists, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Orphans, Foster children
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Depression, Art, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Black humor, Makes me think, Touching

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Mafia, Gangsters, Scammers, Criminals
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals
PlotOn real events, Money, Drug addict, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. Wood and Vin bring Utah in on their lucrative and illegal dealings, where saving lives comes second to the bottom line.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
PlotOn real events
PlaceIndonesia

A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Brazilian Sérgio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Drug addict, Relationship, Death

Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Musicians, Scammers
PlotMusic, Money
PlaceEngland, Concerts

Set in late-1970's Dundee, Schemers is based on writer-producer David McLean’s early years in the music business. After a run in with a local gangster, a fledgling promoter and his two friends raise their ambitions to booking major bands in order to escape their debt.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Alcoholics, Lawyers, Judge, Priests
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Funeral
PlaceTexas, USA, Small cities
StyleBy books

A man on the run from his own sins, finds himself in a small border town in Texas, impersonating a reverend. The town are quickly drawn to the man's unorthodox sermons, but so is a police chief who has his suspicions.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersVeterans, Old men
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceVietnam

Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotVirtual Reality, Relationship, Life, Loneliness, Divorce
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Philosophical, Vital signs, Serious

A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersPartners, Bodyguards, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Boxing, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, Disturbing

Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Luxembourg
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Death, Ghosts
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest

The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Fathers, Defenders
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Skirmishes, Fight, Death
StyleVital signs

A devastated husband vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersChildrens, Fathers, Family, Babies, Widows
PlotDeath, Parenting
StyleFascinating, Vital signs

A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Greece
CharactersKillers
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Pursuit, The escape, Conspiracies
PlaceGreece

Whilst vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts which makes Beckett fall even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Hermits, Introverts, Old men
PlotInvestigation
PlaceNature reserves
StyleFor men

A reformed hunter becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, musical, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Friendship, Music, Life, Happiness
PlaceSummer camp
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating

Troubled teen Will Hawkins has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular, and sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hungary
CharactersBlind, Criminals, Defenders, Old man, Hermits
PlotFight, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA

The Blind Man has been hiding out for years in an isolated cabin and has taken in and raised a young girl who lost her parents in a house fire. Their quiet existence is shattered when a group of kidnappers show up and take the girl, forcing the Blind Man to leave his safe haven to rescue her.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
CharactersPoor
PlotLove, Dancing, Money, Dreams, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleSoulful, Uplifting

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
PlaceUSA
StyleFor men

Kyle and Swin live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog, whom they've never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, War, Skirmishes
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.





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