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Lust for Freedom (1987)
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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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, cult film
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, confined, sexual abuse, fighting the system, injustice, prison life, life is a bitch, frame up, dishonesty, gender, law enforcement, strong female presence, righting the wronged, lesbian, native american, rape, prison escape, violence, women's prison, female nudity, abduction, kidnapping, bondage ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Lust for Freedom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about prison, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, prison life, crime and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lust for Freedom: Girls in Prison (1994), Women's Prison Massacre (1983), Prison Heat (1993), Chained Heat II (1993), Chained Heat (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
100%
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: sexual, bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, women's prison, exploitation, violence, lesbian sex, rape, corrupt official, torture, criminal heroes, crime, gays and lesbians, hostages ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 672
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 ⇓
50%
Chained Heat II (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American tourist lands in a Slavic prison run by a twisted woman and the U.S. ambassador.
Style: rough, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prison, sexual abuse, false accusation, exploitation, sexploitation, escape, injustice, transvestism, prison life, captivity, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: czech republic, europe, prague, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: rough, sexual, bleak, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sadism, prostitute, prison, racism, women's prison, captivity, lesbian sex, sexploitation, vengeance, violence spree, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Black Mama White Mama (1973)
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: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, prostitute, women in prison, women's prison, racial tension, prison, sexual desire, deadly, opposites attract, false accusation, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 679
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, injustice, on the road, police corruption, chase, psychotic, car theft, cross country trip, roadblock, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, small town, sexual abuse, women's prison, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, deadly, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, female warden, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, teenage life, false accusation, prison life, youth, criminal heroes, friends, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 1K
99 Women (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Liechtenstein, Spain, Italy, West Germany, UK
Duration: 81 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: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, murder, prison, women's prison, sexual relations, confined, fighting the system, manipulations, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: women in prison, women's prison, prison life, prison, confined, teenage life, survival, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, prison sex, juvenile detention, exploitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Emmanuelle in Hell (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 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, undercover, price of justice, prison life, uncover truth, danger, investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, political corruption, police corruption, nightclub, neo noir, prison, vengeance, heroes, assassination, deadly, fighting crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 279
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, on the run, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, gang, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hellhole Women (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, West Germany
Duration: 102 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: sexual, erotic, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: zoophilia, prison, transsexual, voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, women's prison, rape, murder, bestiality, eroticism, sexploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, injustice, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, on the run, danger, power relations, restaurant, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, prison life, dishonesty, society, confined, life is a bitch, injustice, totalitarianism, rebellion, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, undercover, danger, kidnapping, prison guard, forced to strip, escape, strong female presence, crime, secret agents, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: rough, suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, lesbian rape, prison, violence, chases and races, escape, wrongfully committed, sexual abuse, prison life, captivity, confined, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 222
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, strong female presence, legal action, confined, life is a bitch, legal, rehabilitation, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, death row, serial killer, stalking, prison, confined, life is a bitch, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%