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, prisoner, theater, escape plan, prison life, confined, social relations, innocence lost, career change, artists and showbiz, murder, 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, society, disorder, friendship, love and romance, prison life and friends mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Breaking Out: Trust Me (2010), Gossip (2000), The Ketchup Effect (2004), Anyway, He's Definitely Dead (2000), Across the Moon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: actor's life, love affair, disorder, theater, betrayal, nordic, strong female presence, artists and showbiz, love and romance, rehearsal, eviction, sabotage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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95%
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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: artists and showbiz, actor's life, filmmaking, strong female presence, lesbian interest, female protagonist, lesbian, rivalry, actor, actress, director, producer ...
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: love and romance, high school, social relations, teenage life, friendship, first sex, sexual relations, coming of age, party, reconciliation, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, not serious, biting, humorous, offbeat
Plot: prison, farce, satire, suspense, escape, society, confined, prison life, prisoner, spring, warden
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, wiretap, deer hunting, investigative reporter, domestic disturbance, media, artists and showbiz, journalism, disorder, island, mother, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: prison, prisoner, desert, social relations, friends, small town, small town life, friendship, on the road, working class, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills
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63%
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, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: opera, disorder, workplace, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ghost, obsession, music, culture clash, workplace situations, chaos and mayhem, orchestra ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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56%
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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: witty, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, infidelity, rescue, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, couple relations, dishonesty, breakup, love triangle, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: prison, power relations, gender, battle of the sexes, confined, prison life, chaos and mayhem, female warden, prisoner, women's prison
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, childlessness, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, sexual dysfunction, fertility, countryside, marriage, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, realistic, parody, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, farce, disorder, partners, undercover, criminal heroes, confined, prison life, small town, small town life, working undercover ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, breathtaking, touching
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, obsessive quest, society, career change, showbiz, director, bittersweet, blind ambition, hopes, state affairs, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: hungary, europe, romania
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44%
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, feel good, touching, humorous
Plot: jail, hitchhiker, country music, friends, disorder, couples, lifestyle, innocence lost, partners, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, ambition ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pardon (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, mistaken identity, false accusation, prison life, friendship, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, disorder, dark humor, injustice ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social differences, starting over, police, fish out of water, culture clash, society, hopes, family life, officers and cadets, academy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, road movie ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, teenager, african, obsessive quest, human nature, on the run, on the road, working class, discrimination, estrangement, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, silly humor, friends, lifestyle, buddies, breakup, singleness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, breaking up with girlfriend, summer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: confined, reluctant partners, isolation, couple relations, couples, disorder, drug dealing, gain trust, radio dj, house arrest, probation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, contemplative
Plot: favoritism among siblings, society, family feud, sibling relationship, family conflict, alcohol abuse, family reunited, birthday, countryside, divorce, niece, flashback ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dog Trick (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A shy but very romantic young man tries to meet a girl by walking a borrowed dog. The trick works unbelievably well. They fall in love.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, fall in love, couples, wooing, love and romance, dog walker, taxi driver, best friend, dog, student, airport, tennis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Son of Morning (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, futuristic
Plot: ambition, society, journalism, hopes, catastrophe, lovers reunited, hotel, church, save the planet, environmentalism, workplace, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Passion (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: society, celebrity culture, religions or cults, disorder, nothing goes right, lifestyle, celebration, art, religion, artists and showbiz, down on your luck, director
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, clever, touching, humorous ...
Plot: group therapy, suicide attempt, family relations, family problems, human nature, parents and children, dark humor, disability, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, bittersweet, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, feel good, art house
Plot: single parent, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, teenage love, couples, summer, disorder, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: prison, rehabilitation, confined, unlikely couple, redemption, prison life, hopes, impossible love, murder, love affair, nude, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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Cowboys (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Six men, one woman (and her brother) come together with one goal - to make the play. It would be probably another common story that this theater group is composed of anti-heroes who float lost in time and space, in a town where it seems that the sun ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, funny ...
Plot: theater, showbiz, cowboy, culture clash, society, small town, homecoming, rivalry, rules and policies, misfit, artists and showbiz, small town life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty
Plot: prison, confined, farce, prison life, criminal, disorder, nothing goes right, elderly, goofy hero, fish out of water, friendship, prisoner ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, gay, power relations, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prison life, fighting the system, confined, going straight, murder, false accusation, sexual abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, humorous, captivating
Plot: prison, obsessive quest, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty, gang, death in the family, murder, serial killer, jail, court, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, entertaining, humorous, funny
Plot: jail cell, food, prison, prisoner, prison life, conversation, humour, prison sentence, jail, satire, superhero, memories ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%