Movies like House of Women

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House of Women (1962)
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House of Women (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An innocent, pregnant prison inmate (Shirley Knight) becomes the bad warden's (Andrew Duggan) personal favorite.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, disturbing
Plot: prison, women's prison, confined, family relations, legal action, injustice, prison life, life is a bitch, manhunt, legal, unlikely partners, death row, rehabilitation, false accusation, rebelliousness, criminal heroes, gory, strong female presence, wrongfully committed, righting the wronged, lesbian, pregnancy, cat, hostage, children ...
Time: 60s

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Most similar movies to House of Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, prison, life is a bitch, prison life, crime, confined and injustice mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like House of Women: Stranger Inside (2001), Civil Brand (2002), The Ceremony (1963), Women's Prison (1988), Guilt by Association (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stranger Inside (2001)
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: disturbing, emotional, rough, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: prison, parents and children, life is a bitch, prison life, gang, society, drug dealing, confined, crimes, youth, juvenile delinquency, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Civil Brand (2002)
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: disturbing, bleak, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, social decay, human spirit, prison life, juvenile delinquency, hopes, racism, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
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78%
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The Ceremony (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man (Robert Walker) has an affair with his condemned brother's (Laurence Harvey) girlfriend (Sarah Miles) while plotting his escape in Tangier.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: mistaken identity, death row, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, intrigue, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly, beach, scapegoat ...
Time: 60s
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76%
Women's Prison (1988)
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, rivalry, rebellion, youth, dangerous animal, life is a bitch, heroes, one man army, dishonesty, kids in trouble, bookies, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life is good for Susan, her two children and new boyfriend Russell. But life abruptly changes when she discovers her perfect boyfriend is a drug dealer. Realising the danger this could bring to her family she tells him to leave. Suddenly her house ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, drug dealing, legal, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, dishonesty, society, protagonist as suspect, wrong place wrong time, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, wrongful conviction, prison riot, mccarthyism, anger, murder, lust, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Lust for Freedom (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, police corruption, prison life, frame up, sexual abuse, strong female presence, dishonesty, gender, law enforcement, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, dishonesty, society, legal, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, frame up, sexual relations, injustice, crime, crimes, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Screwed (2011)
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: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, violence spree, prison, fish out of water, life is a bitch, downfall, haunted by the past, corrupt officer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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53%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom, family problems, injustice, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption, courtroom drama, false accusation, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, violence, muslim, murder, prison, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, lesbian, prison life, prison, life is a bitch, lesbian relationship, crimes, protest, women in prison, power struggle, sadism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, teenage life, parents and children, family reunited, family relations, warden, juvenile delinquent, troublemaker, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, fugitives, gang, chases and races, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, prostitute, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, frame up, perry mason, crime, rivalry, wrongfully committed, prison, army investigation, dedicated lawyer, mystery ...
Time: 80s
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48%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
School for Unclaimed Girls (1969)
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: school, prison life, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, crime, gays and lesbians, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, confined, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, prison life, prison, introspection, death row, murder, family problems, criminal heroes, hopes, crimes, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Inside (1996)
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: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: disintegration, politics, racism, prison, denial, political prisoner, retribution, apartheid, prisoner, legal, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: death row, murder, destiny, frame up, dishonesty, state affairs, confined, wrongfully committed, who done it, riddles and clues, false accusation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: William Popper is the son of a stockbroker and is thoroughly disenchanted with "the system." So much so that even though he can prove that he ran over a woman in his car entirely by accident, he accepts a sentence for manslaughter.
Style: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: escape, college, prison, courtroom, legal, on the run, car accident, manslaughter, society, obsessive quest, rebellion, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, prison, hip hop, musician's life, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, redemption, prison life, youth, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Carandiru (2003)
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: bleak, captivating, touching, rough, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, aids, human nature, regret, protest, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Scum (1979)
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: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, cult film ...
Plot: rebellion, prison, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, violence, riot, racism, revenge, corruption, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Sugar Boxx (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sugar State Women’s Prison. An Everglades hellhole where innocent girls are forced to slave in the swamps by day then turn tricks for the warden by night. A prison camp where corruption, brutality, and sexual abuse are all part of the daily ...
Style: realistic, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, vengeance, injustice, rivalry, secret identity, confined, sexual abuse, exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, injustice, family relations, false accusation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison life, sexual abuse, confined, criminal heroes, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, buddies, deadly, crimes, crime gone awry, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
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40%