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The Longest Yard (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Sport

The Longest Yard (2005)

Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  funeral,  revenge
Mood:melodrama
Locations:texas
Characters:secretary,  homosexual
Story:warden,  coach,  football movie,  american football,  remake of american film,  football,  prison bus,  prison guard,  swimming pool,  match fixing,  homemade explosive,  television broadcasting,  former athlete,  estrogen,  steroid,  multiple cameos,  sexual favor,  table tennis,  auto theft,  cheerleading,  mcdonald's restaurant,  shower room,  solitary confinement,  scatological humor,  sole black character dies cliche,  death row,  san diego california,  transvestism,  scorpion,  drunk driving,  framed,  television news,  close up,  sports team,  video surveillance,  xbox,  underdog,  gay stereotype,  extortion,  convict,  burglary,  breakup,  slapstick comedy,  assault,  police chase,  head butt,  grenade,  golf,  arson,  police brutality,  trap,  kicked in the face,  person on fire,  locker room,  library,  racial slur,  spanking,  prison,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  basketball,  swimming,  jail,  slow motion scene,  remake,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  party,  death,  murder,  blood

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:revenge
Story:prison bus,  prison guard,  convict,  assault,  police chase,  arson,  police brutality,  person on fire,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  remake,  car accident,  helicopter,  prison,  death,  blood,  murder

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Lock Up (1989)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lock Up (1989)

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:prison guard,  solitary confinement,  warden,  convict,  racial slur,  death of friend,  football,  basketball,  jail,  beating,  prison,  blood,  murder

Radio (2003)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Radio (2003)

Football coach Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an inspiration to his community.

Story:coach,  football movie,  american football,  football,  sports team,  underdog,  locker room,  basketball,  jail

The Replacements (2000) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Comedy, Sport

The Replacements (2000)

A comedy based on the 1987 professional football players' strike. Gene Hackman plays the coach of the team, Jack Warden is the owner, Brett Cullen is the All-Pro quarterback that goes on strike and Keanu Reeves is the "scab" who replaces the star QB.

Story:coach,  football,  cheerleading,  convict,  football movie,  american football,  warden,  sports team,  underdog,  locker room,  spanking,  slow motion scene

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The Green Mile (1999)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The Green Mile (1999)

Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift. This is why The Green Mile (1999) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005).

Themes:redemption
Story:prison guard,  death row,  solitary confinement,  warden,  convict,  racial slur,  prison,  no opening credits,  jail,  death,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:prison guard,  police chase,  head butt,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  slow motion scene,  remake,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  murder,  death

Need For Speed (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Need For Speed (2014)

Framed by an ex-partner for a murder he did not commit, Tobey Marshall, a financially struggling custom-car builder and street-racer, spends two years in jail thinking about one moment. Fresh out of prison he reacquires the fastest car his workshop ever built and sold, and seeks to enter a secretive and extremely high-stakes race known as The DeLeon. His purpose; redemption, recognition from the world of racing and to solve his problems. Yet all this fades in comparison to his driving reason. Revenge. Above all, revenge. This is a story about love, redemption, revenge and motor oil all swirled together (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  funeral,  revenge
Story:framed,  police chase,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  jail,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  prison,  murder

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This Is The End (2013) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Comedy, Fantasy

This Is The End (2013)

All 'Jay Baruchel' (qv) expected coming to LA was a fun time with 'Seth Rogen' (qv) with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at 'James Franco' (qv)'s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James' house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out. (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Characters:homosexual
Story:scatological humor,  gay stereotype,  kicked in the face,  person on fire,  library,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  party,  death,  blood

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)
Action, Comedy, Sport

Siu Lam Juk Kau (2001)

After a fateful mistake costing his career, an ex-soccer player bum meets a shaolin kung fu student trying to spread the word of kung fu. The ex-soccer player helps reconcile with his five brothers, and teaches them soccer, adding shaolin kung fu as a twist.

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Story:coach,  swimming pool,  sports team,  underdog,  slapstick comedy,  head butt,  golf,  trap,  death of friend,  football,  swimming,  slow motion scene,  beating,  blood,  murder

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Story:prison guard,  solitary confinement,  death row,  convict,  burglary,  police chase,  arson,  library,  no opening credits,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  blood,  death,  murder

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Crime, Drama

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Story:prison,  prison bus,  prison guard,  shower room,  solitary confinement,  warden,  underdog,  convict,  police brutality,  library,  death of friend,  jail,  beating,  murder

Felon (2008) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Crime, Drama

Felon (2008)

A family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family. (Read More)

Story:prison bus,  framed,  video surveillance,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  racial slur,  jail,  beating,  prison,  death,  blood,  murder

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Story:prison guard,  head butt,  trap,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  party,  murder,  death,  blood

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Glory Road (2006)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Glory Road (2006)

In 1965, the coach of the high school girl basketball team Don Haskins is invited by the Texas Western Miners to be their coach. Despite the lack of budget, Haskins sees the chance to dispute the NCAA and moves with his wife and children to the college dormitory. He recruits seven talented and rejected black players to play with five Caucasian players and formed a legendary team that won the 1966 national championship against the powerful Kentucky. (Read More)

Locations:texas
Story:sports team,  underdog,  coach,  racial slur,  basketball,  beating,  blood

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Story:police chase,  head butt,  grenade,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  racial slur,  football,  basketball,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  murder,  death,  blood

Friday Night Lights (2004) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Action, Drama, Sport

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Odessa, Texas, is a small, town in Texas. Racially divided and economically dying, there is one night that gives the town something to live for: Friday Night. The Permian Panthers have a big winning tradition in Texas high school football, led by QB Mike Winchell and superstar tailback Boobie Miles, but all is not well, as Boobie suffers a career-ending injury in the first game of the season. Hope is lost among citizens in Odessa, and for the team, but Coach Gary Gaines, who believes that "Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down", is somehow able to help the team rise up from the ashes and make a huge season comeback. Now on their way to state, the Panthers must go out and be perfect, because they may never matter this much for the rest of their lives. (Read More)

Locations:texas
Story:coach,  football,  american football,  sports team,  underdog,  locker room,  party

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Coach Carter (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Coach Carter (2005)

In 1999, Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that demand respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades for players. Any initial resistance is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray with too many doing poorly in class, Carter takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need good values for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. (Read More)

Story:swimming pool,  sports team,  underdog,  coach,  library,  basketball,  party,  death,  murder

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. (Read More)

Story:basketball,  sports team,  assault,  coach,  locker room,  racial slur,  spanking,  death of friend,  swimming,  jail,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  blood,  death,  murder

Holes (2003)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery

Holes (2003)

"But if you forget to come back for Madame Zeroni, you and your family will be cursed for always and eternity." Those were the exact words spoken to young Elya Yelnats the day he forgot to repay Madame Zeroni. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One hundred years later Stanley Yelnats IV is accused of stealing a pair of cleats from a major league baseball player and sent to Camp Green Lake (a dry lake bed in the middle of the desert). It never rains at Camp Green Lake, it hasn't for one hundred years. The secretive and mysterious Warden has each inmate spend every day digging one hole to "build character." But when an artifact from the famous "Kissin' Kate" Barlow is found in a hole, the Warden forces the boys to work double time leading Stanley to deduce they're digging because the Warden is looking for something. But what? And how is the mystery of Camp Green Lake connected to Stanley's family curse? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:texas
Story:warden,  prison bus,  swimming pool,  auto theft,  scorpion,  arson,  no opening credits,  jail,  car accident,  prison,  murder,  death

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Story:swimming pool,  person on fire,  death of friend,  swimming,  jail,  slow motion scene,  remake,  car accident,  blood,  death,  murder

We Are Marshall (2006)
Drama, Sport

We Are Marshall (2006)

In November, 1970, virtually the entire football team and coaches of Marshall University (Huntington, W.V.) die in a plane crash. That spring, led by Nate Ruffin, a player who was ill and missed the fatal flight, students rally to convince the board of governors to play the 1971 season. The college president, Don Dedman, must find a coach, who then must find players. They petition the NCAA to allow freshmen to play, and coach Jack Lengyel motivates and leads young players at the same time that he reexamines the Lombardi creed that winning is the only thing. The father and the fiancee of a player who died find strength to move on. Can Marshall win even one game in 1971? (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:coach,  football movie,  american football,  football,  sports team,  locker room,  no opening credits,  death

Hoosiers (1986)
Drama, Sport

Hoosiers (1986)

Based on the true story of a small-town Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954, this movie chronicles the attempts of a coach with a spotty past, and the town's basketball-loving drunk to lead their high school team to victory.

Themes:redemption
Story:coach,  basketball,  sports team,  underdog

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Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:video surveillance,  burglary,  assault,  police brutality,  racial slur,  basketball,  car accident,  helicopter,  murder,  death

Varsity Blues (1999) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Varsity Blues (1999)

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. When star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), a second-string quarterback with a slightly irreverent approach to the game. "Varsity Blues" explores our obsession with sports and how teenage athletes respond to the extraordinary pressures places on them. (Read More)

Locations:texas
Story:coach,  football movie,  american football,  football,  steroid,  sports team,  locker room,  beating,  party,  blood

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. This is why Out Of The Furnace (2013) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:prison guard,  drunk driving,  head butt,  kicked in the face,  locker room,  no opening credits,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  murder,  death,  blood

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National Security (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

National Security (2003)

Earl and Hank have only one thing in common: they're both L.A.P.D. rejects. One just got kicked out, the other can't even get in. After confronting each other on opposite sides of the law during a traffic stop that escalates out of control, these two luckless individuals end up partnered as lowly security guards. Despite being damned to the lowest rung of the law enforcement ladder, Earl and Hank uncover a sophisticated smuggling operation led by Nash and his band of thugs. When Earl and Hank get their hands on some hot property, they go on the run from, first the bad guys, then the L.A.P.D.--led by Lt. Washington and Detective McDuff. What these two unlikely partners do to law enforcement is a crime, but they just might save the day. That is, if they don't kill each other first. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:prison bus,  auto theft,  solitary confinement,  burglary,  slapstick comedy,  police chase,  police brutality,  racial slur,  car accident,  prison

The Waterboy (1998)
Comedy, Sport

The Waterboy (1998)

Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother.

Story:football,  coach,  football movie,  american football,  sports team,  underdog

Escape Plan (2013) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:prison guard,  prison,  solitary confinement,  warden,  framed,  convict,  head butt,  person on fire,  no opening credits,  basketball,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  beating,  death,  blood,  murder

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He Got Game (1998)
Drama, Sport

He Got Game (1998)

Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother.

Themes:redemption
Mood:melodrama
Story:basketball,  warden,  sports team,  racial slur,  prison,  murder,  death

The Green Hornet (2011)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Green Hornet (2011)

Playboy Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) becomes the new publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" after the sudden death of his father. Britt's party life is about to change when he and his driver and kung fu expert, Kato (Jay Chou), stop a robbery. With the help of Kato, Britt starts a new career of fighting crime as the masked superhero "The Green Hornet". This is why The Green Hornet (2011) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Characters:secretary
Story:swimming pool,  police chase,  head butt,  trap,  kicked in the face,  no opening credits,  basketball,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  party,  death,  murder,  blood

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Mood:melodrama
Story:swimming pool,  convict,  golf,  basketball,  swimming,  jail,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  party,  death,  murder,  blood

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Spartan (2004) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Story:american football,  death row,  video surveillance,  convict,  breakup,  locker room,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  helicopter,  beating,  death,  murder,  blood

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:prison guard,  convict,  police chase,  head butt,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  no opening credits,  swimming,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  murder,  death,  blood

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Locations:texas
Characters:homosexual
Story:jail,  prison guard,  shower room,  gay stereotype,  golf,  library,  racial slur,  car accident,  beating,  prison,  death,  blood

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Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:secretary
Story:prison bus,  prison guard,  death row,  convict,  assault,  police brutality,  jail,  remake,  beating,  prison,  blood,  murder,  death

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Story:table tennis,  slapstick comedy,  police chase,  kicked in the face,  library,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  football,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  party,  blood

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:swimming pool,  police chase,  police brutality,  kicked in the face,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  death,  blood,  murder

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Remember The Titans (2000)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Remember The Titans (2000)

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other. (Read More)

Characters:homosexual
Story:coach,  football,  american football,  sports team,  underdog,  racial slur

Romeo Must Die (2000)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Romeo Must Die (2000)

In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Story:prison guard,  extortion,  golf,  racial slur,  prison,  basketball,  jail,  helicopter,  beating,  death,  murder

Boyz N The Hood (1991) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. This is why Boyz N The Hood (1991) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:football,  american football,  police brutality,  locker room,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  jail,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  beating,  party,  death,  blood,  murder

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Gridiron Gang (2006)
Crime, Drama, Sport

Gridiron Gang (2006)

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. (Read More)

Story:football movie,  american football,  sports team,  racial slur,  football,  remake,  murder

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Drama, Sport

Any Given Sunday (1999)

When a devastating hit knocks a professional football legend and quarterback Cap Rooney out of the game, a young, unknown third-stringer is called in to replace him. Having ridden the bench for years because of a string of bad luck stories and perhaps insufficient character, Willie Beaman seizes what may be his last chance, and lights up the field with a raw display of athletic prowess. His stunning performance over several games is so outstanding and fresh it seems to augur a new era in the history of this Miami franchise, and forces aging coach Tony D'Amato to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies and begin to confront the fact that the game, as well as post-modern life may be passing him by. Adding to the pressure on D'Amato to win at any cost is the aggressive young President/Co-owner of the team, Christina Pagniacci, now coming into her own after her father's death. Christina's driving desire to prove herself in a male dominated world is intensified by her focus on the marketing and business of football, in which all coaches and players are merely properties. (Read More)

Story:coach,  football movie,  american football,  football,  sports team,  locker room,  slow motion scene,  death

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:revenge
Story:police chase,  police brutality,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  death of friend,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  party,  murder,  death,  blood

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Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:convict,  swimming pool,  extortion,  police chase,  person on fire,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  basketball,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  murder,  blood

Bronson (2008)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bronson (2008)

In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture. This is why Bronson (2008) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005). (Read More)

Story:prison guard,  solitary confinement,  kicked in the face,  jail,  slow motion scene,  beating,  prison,  death,  blood,  murder

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  revenge
Story:swimming pool,  scatological humor,  slapstick comedy,  head butt,  slow motion scene,  car accident,  helicopter,  beating,  party,  death,  blood,  murder

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Characters:homosexual
Story:swimming pool,  police chase,  golf,  police brutality,  locker room,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  remake,  car accident,  prison,  party,  murder

Invincible (2006) is one of the best movies like The Longest Yard (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Invincible (2006)

In the sumer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale is having a tough run of luck. He's been working as a substitute teacher for two days a week but has just found out that his job has been eliminated because of budget cuts. His wife gives up on him saying he'll never amount to anything and asks for a divorce. He works as a bartender and plays football with his friends. When the the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dick Vermeil, announces that he will hold open tryouts for the team, Vince reluctantly decides to give a try. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Story:football movie,  american football,  underdog,  coach,  locker room,  football,  slow motion scene

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  revenge
Story:prison bus,  prison guard,  police chase,  head butt,  trap,  kicked in the face,  person on fire,  slow motion scene,  helicopter,  beating,  prison,  murder,  death,  blood

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