Movies and TV shows like Bangkok Hilton

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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag. Kat is sentenced to spend time in the horrific "Bangkok Hilton" prison, where she makes friends with fellow inmate Mandy Engels (Smithers), who has been sentenced to death. Whilst she endures the terrible conditions inside, Kat's lawyer Richard Carlisle (Weaving) and ex-patriot Hal Stanton (Elliott) battle with the authorities to have her freed.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, interracial relations, smuggling, betrayal, prison life, injustice, fighting the system, destiny, life is a bitch, father, escape, airport, missing father, society, contact, death row, innocent, fake passport, hand injury, prison guard, drug trafficking, female prisoner, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, australia, europe, london, bangkok thailand

Most similar movies to Bangkok Hilton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and bleak films and TV series with plots about prison, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, murder and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bangkok Hilton: Brokedown Palace (1999), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Wentworth Prison (2013), Guilt by Association (2002), Lockdown (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, drug dealing, false accusation, escape attempt, heroin, smuggling, police brutality, best friends, injustice, holiday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, southeast asia ...
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100%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, prison life, freedom, false accusation, confined, life sentence, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, justice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
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: rough, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, survival, protest, women in prison, lesbian, warden, sadism, power struggle, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Guilt by Association (2002)
Genre: 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: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, drug dealing, injustice, protagonist as suspect, drugs/alcohol, wrongfully committed, fighting the system, life is a bitch, legal action, righting the wronged, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: prison, false accusation, gang, gangsters, crime, vengeance, redemption, murder, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, crime, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, betrayal, injustice, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, false accusation, fighting the system, frame up, police corruption, prison life, confined, dishonesty, gender, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, strong sexual content, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, violence spree, latinos, racism, uninhibited rivalry, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: rough, psychological, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, lesbian, false accusation, frame up, mccarthyism, anger, murder, lust, women's prison, wrongful conviction, prison riot, hollywood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Caged Heart (1984)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Conflict between a hardened prison inmate and a ruthless prison guard.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: prison, unlikely criminals, crime, neo noir, false accusation, prison life, injustice, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: prison, prison life, on the road, small town, confined, escape, farm, gays and lesbians, prostitute, sexual abuse, frame up, racism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Interrogation (1990)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, political corruption, prison life, rebellion, society, state affairs, cabaret ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: prison, innocence, murder, investigation, uncover truth, accused of murder, false accusation, crime, mystery, injustice, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 413K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, manhunt, chases and races, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, self sacrifice, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, tattoo, golf club, death row, politics, lethal injection, legal action, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, strong sexual content, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, cult, women in prison, crime, feminism, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, alcatraz, courtroom, lawyer, murder, warden, theft, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, prison life, murder trial, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, brutality, torture, prison life, escape, masturbation, escape attempt, smuggling, muslim, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 6K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, betrayal, criminal heroes, respect, gangsters, the underworld, mafia, power struggle, mob boss, loss of family member, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 382 min.
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, false accusation, betrayal, millionaire, convict, adventure, haunted by the past, dishonesty, heroes, undercover, mysterious character, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, survival, human spirit, escapades, hopes, life is a bitch, on the run, against the odds, danger, prison, soldier, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 34K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, entertaining ...
Plot: prison, prison life, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, prison warden, murder, warden, buddies, redemption, human spirit, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, vietnam war, fighting the system, politics, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, one man army, prison, secret agents, race against time ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
Story: In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity of Lt. Frere while falling in love with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, adventure, rich and poor, convict, crime, frame up, mistaken identity, murder, prison life, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Invisible Waves (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This atmospheric, violent thriller revolves around a hitman called Kyoji who has just killed his lover, Seiko. She was the wife of Kyoji’s boss, Wiwat, who, when he heard about the affair, hired his rival to murder the unfaithful Seiko. Kyoji ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough
Plot: crimes, neo noir, single parent, betrayal, on the run, destiny, hitman, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, boat ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, prison guard, prison rape, flashback, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, prison life, wrongfully committed, injustice, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, survival, police corruption, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 38K
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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, prison life, therapist, parents and children, juvenile delinquent, group therapy, gay father, confined, teenage life, youth, violence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, rape, torture, prison life, humiliation, experiment gone awry, violence, disorder, warden, fist fighting, aggression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%