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Prison Break (2017)
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Prison Break (2017)
Original name: 破獄
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One late night in June 1942, Sakuma Seitaro dangles from the frame of a skylight in an isolation cell in Akita Prison. He forces open the glass window and breaks out of jail. This crime even reaches the ears of Urata Susumu, the chief warden of Kosuge Prison in Tokyo. Urata had been in charge of those sentenced to life in the prison until last year. Although Sakuma is a dangerous person who had also broken out of jail in Aomori, he submits to Urata who is the only person who had treated him kindly in the past. However, three months after escaping from jail, Sakuma shows up at Urata’s house. He has come to complain about the inhumane Akita prison officers. But he is locked up again after Urata notifies the police during an unguarded moment. A year later, Sakuma is sent to Abashiri Prison and Urata is also ordered to transfer as the prison’s chief warden.
Plot: prison, world war two, prison escape, snow, security guard, japanese man, life sentence, prisoner, japanese woman, beard, escape, jail cell, bearded man, on the lam, fleeing, warden, uniform, japanese police, suit and tie, based on a novel, man in suit and tie

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and rough films with plots about prison, prisoner, prison life, escape, jail cell, violence and confined mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like Prison Break: Stuck! (2009), Whistleblower (2019), Somebody's Xylophone (2016), Fast-Walking (1982), Sukiyaki (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stuck! (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose testimony put her away struggles with guilt. A tongue-in-cheek ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: security guard, jail, prison, prisoner, revolver, overbearing mother, suicide by gunshot, prison guard, suicide, diary, guilt, death row ...
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95%
 6.3
 490
Whistleblower (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A seemingly lazy salaryman is tasked with managing a company secret.
Plot: company, corporation, hierarchy, corporate corruption, scandal, ceo, order, woman wearing glasses, woman with glasses, sale, factory, man wearing glasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Somebody's Xylophone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A married woman obsesses over a hairstylist she becomes involved with.
Plot: female stalker, obsession, stalker, based on a novel, japanese woman, umbrella, walking in the rain, haircut, beauty salon, hairdresser, sluttiness, slutty attitude ...
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91%
 6.4
 667
Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, crime, prison life, cons and scams, stoners, militant, escape, confined, unlikely partners, crimes, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 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 ...
Plot: jail cell, memories, food, reminiscence, prison, new year, bet, prisoner
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 83
Rolling Man (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: While he is serving time in prison, a man's wife dies and his children disappear. When he gets out of prison, he starts to search for his kids
Plot: prison, pub, car race, lost child, accident, motor home, jealousy, singer, father son relationship, unfaithful wife, prisoner, jail cell ...
Time: 70s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, child abuse, women's prison, murder, marital abuse, prison escape, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, prison life, chaos and mayhem, power relations, confined, gender, battle of the sexes, prisoner, women's prison, female warden
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.8
 150
Underdogs (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Brunnenberg prison for men, the new warden introduces a revolutionary convict re-socializing project: training guide dogs for the blind. The perks make all convicts volunteer for only seven slots. Except burly macho Moskowitch 'Mosk', ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, dog, relationships, instructor, education, puppy, jail, gym, medical examination, prison life, blindness and impaired vision ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 22
White Night (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Arnon Zadok.
Plot: prison, prisoner, sex, massage, cell mate, drug withdrawal, jail cell, drug dealer, friendship, drug rehab, friend, prison sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
I Just Didn't Do It (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young man fights for his freedom after he is accused of groping a girl on train.
Plot: witness, teenager, laptop, interrogation, schoolgirl, high school student, mini skirt, liar, son, police, janitor, bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 97
Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Girls" follows four beautiful women and depicts the troubles found in their love lives and work place. Yukiko Takigawa (Karina) works at a big advertising firm and has a good looking boyfriend. Seiko Takeda is married and has no children. ...
Plot: leggy chick, leggy woman, pretty legs, mini skirt, divorce, leg, japanese woman, thin legs, legs, woman wears a miniskirt, short skirt, based on a novel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, violence, convict, tsunami, escaped prisoner, freedom, devastation, brutality, free will, prison escape, tiger ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 477
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, prison riot, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, politics, anti hero ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Norway, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway
Plot: gulag, one day time span, veteran, prisoner of war camp, job, world war two veteran, prisoner, winter, human nature, punishment, food, snow ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 110
Where I Belong (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Izumi (Kento Hayashi) was abandoned by his parents. He now commits burglary, targeting women and the elderly. He is chased by the cops. While on the run, in the mountains of Miyazaki Prefecture, he helps an injured elderly woman, Suma (Etsuko ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dog, pig, cash, old woman, mobile phone, hidden money, son, scooter, police, rural road, nubile girl ...
Place: osaka japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Women Unchained (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: They will do anything to get to Mexico... and freedom. From the moment the riot started and the guard is killed, there's no going back for the women of Cell Block 3. The eruption of violence following their escape leaves a trail of death and ...
Plot: prison, on the road, car chase, women fight, prison escape, women in prison, escape, exploitation, runaway, freedom
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 109
Der Pirat (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: marijuana, hiv, heroin, jail cell, prison, police, drug trafficking, death, drugs, gunshot, drug traffic, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.5
 436
Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: prison, survival, women's prison, youth, danger, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, confined, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Women in Chains (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: 1972 ABC Movie of the Week. Lady parole officer goes undercover to investigate prison brutality, but is trapped when the only person on the outside who knows why she's there is killed.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: undercover, parole officer, women's prison, warden, prison
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Plot: boxing, friendship, speech impediment, criminal, red dress, japanese man, based on a novel
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 50
Locked Up (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a German town, teacher Irene leads an inconspicuous, boring, lonely life. One day, a man rings at her door and slips in. It's an armed convict from the prison next door, escaped with a leg wound. He now makes her a prisoner in her own home. ...
Plot: prison, longing, sex, bed, female nudity, jail, male nudity, undressing, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 121
Jacktown (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A young man is charged with statutory rape.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: loan shark, riot, juvenile delinquent, promise, prison warden, love, arrest, gardener, release from prison, institution, escape, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.0
 153
Requiem (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a young boy comes in to see a doctor abourt a red mark on his face, the doctor's wife welcomes him into the consulting room instead. As they talk, she offers him something to eat and then notes that his manner of eating is just like that ...
Plot: post war, doctor, prison, skinny dipping, public sex, female nudity, sex scene
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 5K
Cadence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prison, army life, sergeant, buddies, society, hopes, reluctant partners, life is a bitch, injustice, gang, military, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Face to Die For (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.
Style: slasher
Plot: plastic surgery, prison, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Consequence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will leave them alone.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: prison, coming out, reformatory, confined, life is a bitch, society, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, injustice, fall in love, lover ...
Time: 70s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 30
Escapes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Political prisoners imprisoned in Yugoslavia will try to escape from prison by digging a channel under the ground and join the partisans.
Plot: world war two, sick, hunger, escape, prisoner, girl, prison, rain, cold, traitor, fight, excavation ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 251
Happy Day (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
Style: absurd, allegory
Plot: politics, island, torture, prison, presumed dead, brainwashing, morality, fascism, military, surrealism, kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.4
 2K
Tokyo Family (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: reunion, parents and children, family life, beauty salon, aging, elderly, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations, family problems, estrangement, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%