Movies like Breaking Out

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Breaking Out (1999)
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Breaking Out (1999)
Original name: Vägen ut
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The enthusiastic Reine is forced to take a job as a social worker at Kumla prison.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prison, escape, confined, prison life, artists and showbiz, career change, innocence lost, social relations, escape plan, theater, murder, prisoner, director, role playing, play
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Breaking Out

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about prison, prison life, confined, friendship, friends, disorder and society mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Breaking Out: Gossip (2000), The Ketchup Effect (2004), Trust Me (2010), Anyway, He's Definitely Dead (2000), Pardon (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gossip (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ten actresses test films for the title role of a remake of "Queen Christina".
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: strong female presence, actor's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, actress playing herself, infidelity, theater, lesbian, lesbian interest, female protagonist, producer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Ketchup Effect (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager's reputation is destroyed when she falls asleep drunk at a party and some boys take provocative photos of her.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, social relations, teenage life, friendship, first sex, sexual relations, party, reconciliation, society, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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95%
 4.5
 799
Trust Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.
Style: semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, actor's life, theater, disorder, landlord, betrayal, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, love and romance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, eviction, unfaithful boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has commited crimes should be locked up. One day their own house is burgled by Harald. He is sentenced to prison. Acting in ...
Style: suspense, realistic, not serious, biting, humorous ...
Plot: prison, farce, escape, society, confined, satire, prison life, prisoner, spring, warden
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Anyway, He's Definitely Dead (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy about two men who meet in a detached house in the Stockholm archipelago to write a play, hunt roe dear, hava a sauna and relax. But a tabloid got a news story about the authors and sends a journalist to take photographs and bug their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sauna, disorder, media, journalism, artists and showbiz, domestic disturbance, island, wiretap, deer hunting, investigative reporter, reporter, writers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.2
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Pardon (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on a true event, Pardon tells the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. Ibrahim's fear of uniforms makes him runaway whenever he sees one. Because of this, ...
Style: cynical, sentimental, touching, humorous, biting ...
Plot: prison, friendship, mistaken identity, prison life, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, dark humor, disorder, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
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62%
 6.0
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Adam & Eva (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adam and Eva have been married for four years. But the romance has disappeared from their relationship and has been replaced by boredom and old routine. When Adam meets his brother's baby-sitter, Jackie, he is immediately attracted to her. They ...
Style: sentimental, witty, realistic, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, love affair, bittersweet, family problems, couples, breakup, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, romance, couple relations, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Across the Moon (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young women bond while living together out in the California desert to be close to their boyfriends who are serving time at the nearby state prison.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Plot: prison, desert, prisoner, friends, social relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, single parent, small town, friendship, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The New Country (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Plot: refugee, african, obsessive quest, on the run, on the road, working class, discrimination, human nature, friendship, deportation, estrangement, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Betsy & Leonard (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When DJ Alex is placed under house arrest, he is forced to live together with his ex-girlfriend Karen.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: reluctant partners, confined, couples, disorder, drug dealing, couple relations, isolation, gain trust, radio dj, house arrest, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Mozart Brothers (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is a comedy about people who work in the theater, live for the theater, think of nothing but the theater. The director seems crazy, the art director has idiotic ideas, and the acting coach is eccentric: they even look like brothers, related by ...
Style: experimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: opera, disorder, workplace situations, culture clash, obsession, chaos and mayhem, musician's life, workplace, music, ghost, artists and showbiz, singer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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McVicar (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, criminal, prison life, escape, heist, human spirit, tough heroes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, rise and fall, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
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Dalecarlians (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mia returns from Stockholm to her parents' home in a small town in Dalecarlia (Dalarna) to celebrate her father's 70th birthday. Her elder sisters Eivor and Gunilla welcome her, but their different lifestyles prevent them from really ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, contemplative
Plot: homecoming, family feud, small town, favoritism among siblings, dull life, lifestyle, siblings relations, society, dysfunctional family, family conflict, birthday, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
Plot: filmmaking, obsessive quest, ambition, society, career change, showbiz, director, hopes, partners, blind ambition, starting over, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, romania, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dewey (Tim Conway) and Wallace (Chuck McCann) are small-town lawmen who are ordered by the governor to go undercover as prison inmates to find out where a gang of thieves have hidden their loot. While they're undercover, however, the governor ...
Style: realistic, not serious, parody, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, farce, escape, small town life, working undercover, prison life, small town, crimes, partners, criminal heroes, undercover, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Doin' Time (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: prison, reformatory, boxing, wrongful imprisonment, ethnic stereotype, nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, society, escape, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Weeds (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough
Plot: prison, prison life, redemption, strong sexual content, criminal heroes, follow your dream, nudity (full frontal - brief), optimism, writer's life, lifestyle, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Making Babies (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johan and Anna-Karin have been a couple for years but despite many attempts, Anna-Karin doesn't get pregnant. A visit to a fertility clinic shows why: Johan's sperm quality is too low. Johan is waiting to take over his father's farm, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: trying to get pregnant, farm, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, childlessness, sexual dysfunction, childless couple, fertility, countryside, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At long last, Madea returns to the big screen in TYLER PERRY'S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. This time America's favorite irreverent, pistol-packin' grandmomma is raising hell behind bars and lobbying for her freedom...Hallelujer!
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, elderly, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, friendship, fish out of water, criminal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sincere, bad ending ...
Plot: mentally challenged, innocent, prison, friendship, parents and children, life is a bitch, false accusation, father daughter relationship, prison life, court, parent child relationship, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father’s sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to hitchhike to Sydney Airport where his take-off into a successful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Plot: disorder, friends, couples, partners, obsessive quest, crimes, love and romance, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, nothing goes right, musician's life, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Women of San Quentin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: prison, gender, battle of the sexes, confined, power relations, chaos and mayhem, prison life, women's prison, prisoner, female warden
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Four stories, all related to fatherhood, are presented: A father tries to stimulate his son by bringing him to his workplace with disastrous consequences. Richard Brunn and his wife, who run a design hotel, suffer a strained relationship as his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, clever ...
Plot: group therapy, family relations, suicide attempt, human nature, parents and children, family problems, bittersweet, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, disability, dark humor, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.9
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, island, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 3K
Doing Time (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, clever
Plot: prison, partners, buddies, confined, nothing goes right, intrigue, disorder, troublemaker, friends, escape, farce, prison life
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 2K
Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, starting over, social differences, lifestyle, fish out of water, culture clash, officers and cadets, hopes, family life, academy, society, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fast forgery without mistakes. Shoplifting under pressure. Effective body disposal. The ability to multitask various felonies. These are just a few of the "talents" that mother-and-son grifters Sante and Kenny Kimes possess. Based on ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: prison, obsessive quest, dishonesty, gang, crimes, cons and scams, parents and children, murder, death in the family, court, jail, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 54
Sukiyaki (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Kenta Kurihara (Tasuku Nagaoka) is sent to prison for battery. In his cell he is referred to as the "newcomer." Meanwhile, Kenta is bummed out with simple meal offerred in prison. The four other prisoners in his jail cell have no problems ...
Style: captivating, satirical, humorous, entertaining, funny
Plot: jail cell, food, prisoner, prison, satire, conversation, prison life, prison sentence, humour, jail, memories, new year ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stockholm Boogie (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: We are following the two cousins and best friends, Jerka and Hoffa, during a typical night out in Stockholm. It's summertime and anything can happen.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, touching
Plot: friendship, couples, love and romance, friends, breakup, buddies, lifestyle, silly humor, singleness, summer, breaking up with girlfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Four More Years (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Political party leader David Holst, one of Sweden's most popular politicians, is handsome, funny, popular and predicted as the country's next prime minister. But what at first appears to be an easy victory turns into a grueling defeat as ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: coming out, politics, political party, fall in love, moral dilemma, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, campaign, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%