Movies like Escape 1995

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Escape (1995)
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Escape (1995)
Original name: Eskapo
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman while Serge is more sensitive and outgoing. Both of the young men's parents give all of their money, but the government refuses to free them. Even a mutual hunger strike fails to move their jailers. In desperation, Geny and Serge begin plotting their escape.
Style: political drama
Plot: prison, politics, businessman, torture, hunger, politician, dictator, historical event, dictatorship, media, jail, political repression, martial law, escape, militarism, despot, physical torture
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: the philippines

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, escape, torture, prison, violence, jail and female nudity mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape: The Seventies (2002), Manila Kingpin (2011), 10000 Hours (2013), The Heavens Indivisible (1985), Across the Crescent Moon (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Seventies (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
Plot: torture, martial law, mother
Place: the philippines
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95%
 6.6
 175
Manila Kingpin (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Mobster Asiong Salonga (ER Ejercito) rules the mean streets of Manila with an iron fist—until he is betrayed by a trusted friend. Manila Kingpin is based on the story of the notorious Tondo, Manila, gang leader Nicasio “Asiong” Salonga, whose ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: crime boss, murder, betrayal, jail, police brutality, police raid, raid, crimes, rivalry, love and romance, danger, society ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 48
10000 Hours (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Senator Gabriel Alcaraz (Robin Padilla) is preparing to deliver a privilege speech alleging corruption in the highest levels of government. On his way to the Senate, he gets wind of a plot against him. The police seek to arrest him for his part in ...
Plot: private plane, rescue, escape, corrupt official, corrupt judge, interpol, police, senator, flashback, audio tape, informant, runaway
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Heavens Indivisible (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy man comes to terms with his adopted sister.
Plot: car, death of father, stepfather, heart attack, jealousy, figurine, stepmother, crystal, only child, rose, drink, blind date ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Across the Crescent Moon (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story revolves around a SAF exemplary Agent, Abbas Misani a Muslim who is married to Emma, whose parents with strict Christian upbringing would not accept both Abbas and Emma to their family.
Plot: muslim, terrorist, police officer, kidnapper, kidnapping, interfaith relationship, human trafficking, acceptance
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
In My Own Hands (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Joven dela Rosa is an NBI officer who investigates The Catleya Killer case perpetrated by a man who preys married women. The killer tortures his victim to death and disposes the body at the sidewalk during night time. However, as Joven gets busy ...
Style: suspense
Plot: serial killer, adulteress, adultery, flower, child abuse, revenge, shot in the head, shooting range, pistol, government agent, party, killer ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: escape, jail, trial, desert, passport, captive, arab
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action, 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, crime, prison life, graphic violence, injustice, tough heroes, power relations, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Man Standing Next (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In ...
Plot: assassination of president, assassination, politics, dictatorship, dictator
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: washington d.c., seoul, usa, east asia, south korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 20
Banal (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Cris and Jason are two policemen with two opposite personalities and philosophies-Cris is the epitome of the rare, near-extinct breed of honest cops while Jason is the basurero, the legman/front man who does the dirty work of his district's ...
Plot: friendship, dirty cop, fight, corrupt police, husband wife relationship, explosion, illness, corrupt cop, exploding car, congressman, torture, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, prison escape, espionage, prison life, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Batas Ng Lansangan (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Army Major RUBEN MEDRANO was once a part of an elite anti-kidnapping task force. An unfortunate incident during an operation got him suspended and sent back to Manila. There he tries to renew ties with his daughter MARISSA who has been living with ...
Plot: gangsters, drug dealer, revenge, father daughter relationship, gangster, murder, military officer, assassin
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Too Hot to Handle (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gorgeous blonde assassin Samantha Fox accepts a contract to liquidate a quintet of gangsters in the Philippines. Problems ensue when she falls in love with the Manila detective investigating the killings.
Plot: violence, assassin, exploitation, karate, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 70
Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly ...
Plot: chinese, pregnancy, flashback, rebelliousness, family business, funeral, biracial, birthday, rebellious daughter, interracial romance, patriarch, chinese culture ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, custody, survival, prison life, death row, wilderness, escape, transplant, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bente (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Story: A back to back treatment of a malaise which has shocked Philippine society for the past so many years: the mysterious disappearances and killings of Filipino journalists and activists. The film focuses on a hard-hitting radio commentator and his ...
Plot: gun, park, radio, infidelity, death threat, husband wife relationship, mayor, politics, abduction, pursuit, radio announcer, tv interview ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, false accusation, survival, escape, prison warden, prison, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Chain (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When unjustly imprisoned in a South American jail, a tough cop and a renegade arms dealer must set aside their differences to escape.
Plot: renegade, police officer, jail, arms dealer, escape
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Enemies of the State (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Crime thriller inspired by the story of Jiri Kajinek, which is considered the first bounty hunter in the Czech Republic. Thanks to his escape from the prison fortress Mirov it became a legend and the most wanted man in Europe. Five weeks while ...
Plot: prison, criminal, lawyer, true crime, sex scene, attorney, prison escape, female lawyer, female nudity, criminal as protagonist, jail, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Woman Prisoner No. 407 (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kang-hie recalls from her cell how she was used by Japanese detectives to track down and destroy the Korean Independence fighters. She manages to escape from prison during a break and proceeds to hunt down her former lover who was a Japanese agent.
Style: sadistic
Plot: women's prison, prison, women in prison, physical abuse, female nudity, violence, sadism, sabotage, female prisoner, torture, sino japanese war, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mano Po 2: My Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women. A crisis shakes up the over-extended Tsinoy family ...
Plot: loss of son, family relations, chinese culture, interracial relations, murder, frame up, adultery, burial, flashback, chinese, interracial romance, wedding
Place: china, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 46
Aguila (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Aguila's son recounts memories of the Philippines as he searches for his father.
Plot: politician, half sister, incest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bukas Bibitayin Si Itay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Philippines
Story: Elmo is an ex-convict who swears on his mother’s remains to live uprightly. After his life in prison, Elmo makes sure to avoid any conflict despite the mistreatment he receives from people. His wife Cathy seems discontent with the meager money her ...
Plot: shaving head, ex convict, gun, torture, police interrogation, smoking, death penalty, adultery, bank, confession, battered wife, syndicate ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Against the Wall (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, anti hero, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, hostages, workplace situations, injustice, escape, hostage, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 70
Hell Hole (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Caged like animals! Sexually abused and brutally tortured! ... Escape is their only hope!
Plot: prison, island, women's prison, sadism, rape, woman fights a man, murder, woman fighting a woman, large breasts, weapons fire, nudity (full frontal - brief), women fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The President (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The film begins with his capture by Philippine and US forces under Frederick Funston's command in 1901, then flashes back to 1886, when an old woman gives Aguinaldo and his childhood friend Candido Tirona cryptic prophecies. Ten years later, ...
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: freedom fighter, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, president, rebellion, treason, friendship, election, political thriller, assassination, murder, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, brazilian, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, media, hostages, crimes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, mexico city, algeria, portugal, lisbon portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Escape from Hellhole (1983)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Indonesian film about a Punjabi girl getting tricked into living with a big time pimp. Uncle MG as they call him, abducts virgins, and forces them to submit to his hymen bustin ways. The not so attractive gals get several chances to marry Uncle MG, ...
Plot: women's prison, violence, murder, sex, kidnapping, car chase, prison, gun, jail, virginity, torture, women in prison ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, political drama
Plot: politics, corrupt politician, hospital, fighting the system, rivalry, vengeance, fall in love, cons and scams, architect, jail, money laundering, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
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Kartavya (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Karan and his mother live a happy life and he is soon to be married to Kajal. But on the day of his engagement, he discovers his mother is not his biological mother.
Plot: escape, evil man, cruelty, villain, heroes, mental institution, corrupt cop, shot to death, shock treatment, holi, revenge, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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