Movies and TV shows like Bad Girls 1999

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Bad Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006 and starred Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Linda Henry, Jack Ellis and many more throughout the eight-year run. The series was broadcast in 17 countries and was produced by Shed Productions, the company which later produced Footballers' Wives and Waterloo Road. It is set in the fictional women's prison of Larkhall, and features a mixture of serious and light storylines focusing on the prisoners and staff of G Wing. From 2010, the UK broadcast rights were bought by CBS Drama, and is repeated regularly – as of September 2012, the channel is re-running the series again in a late-night time slot.
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: best friends, crime, urban ghetto, prison, innocence lost, sexual abuse, prison life, false accusation, social decay, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, confined, society, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, fall in love, crimes, danger, dishonesty, poisoning, escape attempt, domestic violence, exploit, warden ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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Traffik
Drama, Crime
UK
315 min.
 8.6
Oz
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
55 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films and TV series with plots about crime, life is a bitch, crimes, society, prison, violence and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad Girls: Scum (1979), Made in Britain (1982), School for Unclaimed Girls (1969), Screwed (2011), Charlie (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scum
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the ...
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prison, anti heroes, boarding school, crime, juvenile delinquency, rebelliousness, racism, riot, corruption, violence, revenge, boarding school life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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System:   95%
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Made in Britain
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Trevor sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: racism, crime, juvenile delinquency, innocence lost, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, society, skinhead, teenager, prison, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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System:   89%
    User:   89%
 
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School for Unclaimed Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gold digging man seduces a widow for her money, and also makes a pass at her teenage Daughter, the Daughter plans a terrible revenge
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, prison life, crimes, school, criminal heroes, prison, fall in love, fugitives, gays and lesbians, teenage life, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
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Screwed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence spree, crime, haunted by the past, prison life, prison, estrangement, confined, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, downfall, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   72%
 
 5.6
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Charlie
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, crime, juvenile delinquency, master criminal, urban ghetto, betrayal, heist, political corruption, prison, racism, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, england, europe, south africa, london
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    User:   77%
 
Women's Prison
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, prison, juvenile delinquency, one man army, fighting the system, vigilantism, rebelliousness, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
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System:   81%
    User:   70%
 
Prisoner: Cell Block H
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison, strong sexual content, leadership, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, cult, crime, feminism, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia
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System:   79%
    User:   94%
 
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Traffik
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, crime, drug dealing, addiction, alcohol abuse, culture clash, drug abuse, down on your luck, price of justice, police corruption, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
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System:   73%
    User:   66%
 
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Kidulthood
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, gang, drugs/alcohol, hip hop, school, juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, bullying, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
 8.7
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Oz
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, crime, confined, crimes, danger, misfit, deadly, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
 7.6
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Carandiru
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, aids, male nudity, murder, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, realism, prison life, attempted murder, police brutality, brutality, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
 7.8
 107K
Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
Black Mama White Mama
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, criminal heroes, fugitives, island, prison, crime, drug dealing, manhunt, on the run, racial tension, women in prison, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, the philippines
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System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
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Clubbed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, psychological
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, going straight, factory, nightclub, vengeance, social decay, urban ghetto, working class, urban ghetto life, clubbing, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
 7.5
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Sweet Sixteen
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: crime, heroin, dysfunctional family, coming of age, prison, friendship, british, teenager, realism, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
Stranger Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug dealing, innocence lost, prison life, confined, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
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Purge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, love triangle, sexual abuse, destiny, political unrest, woman in danger, danger, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1990s, 1940s ...
Place: estonia, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
 6.5
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Bullet Boy
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, going straight, urban, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
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 8.6
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City of God
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: coming of age, crime, innocence lost, poverty, violence, organized crime, gangster, gang, redemption, revenge, photographer, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
 6.7
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Adulthood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Style: serious, gloomy, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, gang, crimes, going straight, starting over, vengeance, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
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The Wee Man
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, urban ghetto, gangsters, rise to the top, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, uninhibited rivalry, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
 7.1
 104K
Bronson
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: disturbing, stylized, surreal, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, violence, male nudity, brutality, insanity, art, mental illness, violence spree, artist, violent, alter ego ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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Sex Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, gory, prostitute, rich and poor, sexual abuse, woman in danger, crimes, society, sex trafficking, human trafficking, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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Illtown
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who's on the take. Their downfall comes when ...
Style: bleak, serious, surreal, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, urban ghetto, downfall, drug dealing, prison, going straight, urban, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 6.6
 252
Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: tragic hero, political unrest, racism, prison, crime, life turned upside down, injustice, fighting the system, political prisoner, retribution, apartheid, prisoner ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
Blood In, Blood Out
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: crime, gang, drug abuse, prison, violence, destiny, betrayal, drug addiction, revenge, drugs/alcohol, gangs, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, panama, colombia ...
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
 8.1
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La Haine
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh ...
Plot: violence, fighting the system, racism, skinhead, french, friendship, poverty, rebellion, brutality, drugs, realism, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
 7.1
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Ill Manors
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ensemble film revolving around characters living in Forest Gate, London. Over the course of a few days, six inter-linking stories explore issues of drug use, prostitution and urban poverty.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, crimes, crime, society, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang, united kingdom, low lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 

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 7.9
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A Prophet
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gangsters, mafia, corruption, french, brutality, organized crime, violence, islam, friendship, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 5.4
 609
Civil Brand
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, crime, human spirit, sexual abuse, prison life, injustice, racism, social decay, righting the wronged, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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