Movies like Hell Behind the Bars

If you like "Hell Behind the Bars" you are looking for exciting, rough and serious movies about / with prison, murder, women's prison, crimes, gays and lesbians, working undercover and confined themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in Italy.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Hell Behind the Bars (1984)
 4.2
 188
Hell Behind the Bars (1984)
Original name: Perverse oltre le sbarre
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman murders her boyfriends and steals some diamonds he has smuggled. She gets found out though, and locked in a prison with an evil sadistic lesbian warden. She immediately sets about planning her escape with some of her fellow inmates, but the plans are even more difficult than they seemed when set in motion.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Plot: prison, murder, women's prison, crimes, gays and lesbians, working undercover, confined, assassination, criminal heroes, sadist, lesbian, female nudity, marijuana, betrayal, lesbian sex, drug dealer, transsexual, women in prison, female masturbation, voyeur, interracial sex, women fight, girl fight, corporal punishment, female star appears nude ...
Time: 80s

Movie in categories

prison movies
3406
murder movies
19239
exciting movies
11435
rough movies
8308
crimes movies
14741
80s movies
80s
5380
realistic movies
28503

Most similar movies to Hell Behind the Bars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about prison, crimes, confined, murder, criminal heroes, prison life and female nudity mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hell Behind the Bars: Hell Penitentiary (1984), Hellhole Women (1981), Savage Island (1985), Women's Prison Massacre (1983), Marked Man (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hell Penitentiary (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her sister turns up dead, Julia (Linda Jones) tries to convince the cops that a notorious gangster is to blame by going undercover as a prisoner to unearth the only witness to the crime. Problems arise when the sexually perverse warden (Rita ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: women's prison, lesbian sex, humiliation, death, gay interest, sexploitation, physical abuse, women in prison, lesbianism, electric shock, sadism, transsexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hellhole Women (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, West Germany
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Soon after newlyweds Olga and Michel set foot on the grounds of a notorious women's prison, they're arrested by topless guards and ushered behind bars where the warden quickly dismisses Michel but demands that Olga do a little time.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: zoophilia, bestiality, female warden, prison, transsexual, animal sex, prostitute, voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, rape, women's prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.4
 669
Savage Island (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: women's prison, captivity, jungle, prison, trap, stock broker, revolution, graphic violence, adventure, gays and lesbians, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and tortured by the prison staff. Overly affectionate prisoners ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, women's prison, corrupt official, sexploitation, torture, sex, exploitation, rape, lesbian sex, female warden, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 325
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, death row, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Under Lock and Key (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An FBI agent goes undercover in a women's prison to find evidence hidden by a drug dealer's ex-girlfriend. After she is taken off the case, she finds that the drug dealer has kidnapped her daughter. She enlists the help of one of her ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian rape, prison, undercover, kidnapping, prison guard, escape, strong female presence, fashion, injustice, battles, gays and lesbians, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, wrongful conviction, mccarthyism, lust, murder, anger, prison riot, lesbian ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 665
The Naked Cage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman is falsely convicted of a bank robbery and sent to a maximum-security prison run by a corrupt warden, where she is forced to suffer various indignities.
Style: psychotronic, rough, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Plot: sexploitation, women's prison, attempted rape, female protagonist, violence, lesbian sex, prison, murder, survival, false accusation, humiliation, bank robbery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Cut Throat City (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four boyhood friends return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, to find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, hurricane, hurricane katrina, murder, crimes, escapades, criminal heroes, betrayal, robbery, police chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 444
Women in Fury (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young, pretty and shy Angela Duvall is jailed for murder in some Latin American country. In the prison she gets brutally "initiated" by the other inmates. The nice, honest and handsome prison doctor believe she's innocent and ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian rape, jungle, prison, confined, fugitives, gays and lesbians, rivalry, life is a bitch, captivity, prison life, wrongfully committed, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Escape from Hell (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, prison, punishment, brutality, murder, death, female whipping, partners, on the run, life is a bitch, rebellion, prison life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, violence spree, confined, haunted by the past, gang, murder, crimes, tough heroes, criminal heroes, heroes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Emmanuelle in Hell (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates. Emanuelle is shocked by the horrors and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to, but when her true identity is discovered, she finds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: women's prison, prison, woman in danger, hidden identity, working undercover, sexual abuse, investigation, undercover, price of justice, prison life, uncover truth, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 487
Vendetta (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, women's prison, vengeance, prison gang, strong violent content, escape, injustice, gays and lesbians, investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 381
The Devil's 8 (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Devil's 8 is a 1969 film from American International Pictures. It is about a Federal agent (Christopher George) who recruits six convicts to bust a moonshine ring.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: undercover, battles, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, gang, special agents, working undercover, prison life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 108
Chess Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mina (Priscila Fantin) is arrested for defrauding the Social Security and beyond to defend the other inmates need to escape from the prison director of surveillance (Tuca Andrada). The crime involved a Senator (Antonio Calloni), trying in every way ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mind game, prison life, criminal heroes, confined, rivalry, crimes, prison, strong female presence, psychological torture, graphic violence, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 1K
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, rivalry, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.0
 2K
Chained Heat (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after drink driving and killing a man. The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sadism, sexual abuse, prison, racism, prostitute, rape and revenge, women's prison, captivity, sexploitation, lesbian sex, injustice, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 590
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vigilantism, master criminal, track down, gangsters, criminal heroes, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.7
 1K
99 Women (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, West Germany, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Jesus Franco's campy women's prison film is worthwhile for genre devotees primarily due to an outstanding cast. Mercedes McCambridge is unintentionally hilarious as sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz, spitting tacky dialogue with ...
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, murder, prison, women's prison, sexual relations, manipulation, crimes, confined, gays and lesbians, rivalry, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.3
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 life, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.7
 744
El padrino (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, prison gang, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
Indian (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, partners against crime, confined, dishonesty, frame up, tough heroes, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, heroes, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 5K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, confined, prison life, prison, life is a bitch, vengeance, vigilantism, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase, juvenile delinquency, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, murder, gays and lesbians, society, legal, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, women's prison, female warden, teenage life, false accusation, crimes, juvenile delinquency, prison life, lesbian, friends, sexual relations, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 28K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, confined, on the run, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 1K
One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, on the run, police investigation, crimes, terrorism, confined, manhunt, imprisonment, crime boss, hostage, radical ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, murder, prison, tough heroes, gangsters, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%