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, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, betrayal, injustice, prison life, interracial relations, father, escape, fighting the system, destiny, life is a bitch, society, airport, contact, lawyer, women's prison, frame up, death row, female prisoner, race against time, friend, police, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, england, london, australia, europe, bangkok thailand

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Most similar movies to Bangkok Hilton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films and TV series with plots about life is a bitch, prison, crimes, prison life, confined, false accusation and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Bangkok Hilton: Brokedown Palace (1999), Locked Up (2015), Buried (2003), Guilt by Association (2002), Mean Dog Blues (1978). 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: captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, escape attempt, airport, false accusation, heroin, drug dealing, smuggling, police brutality, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, bangkok thailand ...
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Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, female prisoner, corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, homosexuality, brutality, danger, struggle for survival, hopes, protagonist as suspect ...
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100%
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: life is a bitch, adventure, prison, soldier, against the odds, survival, on the run, hopes, escapades, danger, human spirit, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life is a bitch, crime, criminal heroes, criminal psychologist, grudge, warden, interracial relations, drugs/alcohol, violence spree, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, drug dealing, injustice, false accusation, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, legal, wrong place wrong time, drugs/alcohol ...
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35%
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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: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, tough heroes, power relations, dishonesty, prison life, betrayal, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ 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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, lesbian, sadism, life is a bitch, crime, protest, women in prison, survival, power struggle, warden, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough
Plot: false accusation, prison, crime, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, gangsters, hopes, crimes, dishonesty, family life, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing, rough
Plot: false accusation, prison, police corruption, sexual abuse, righting the wronged, injustice, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system, prison life, gender, frame up ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, frame up, false accusation, mccarthyism, wrongful conviction, prison riot, lust, women's prison, murder, anger, lesbian, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, false accusation, rebellion, injustice, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, confined, cabaret, prison life, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, prison, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action, prison life, deadly, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: false accusation, prison, murder, rich and poor, crime, adventure, confined, wrongfully committed, crimes, life is a bitch, prison life, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough
Plot: prison, frame up, racism, society, prison life, sexual abuse, prostitute, small town, farm, gays and lesbians, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, power relations, injustice, false arrest, crimes, false accusation, neo noir, prison life, law enforcement, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: prison, murder, innocence, crime, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, journalism, family problems, dishonesty, death in the family, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.6
 1K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, tense, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, politics, heroin, price of justice, crime, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, fighting the system, police corruption, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
⇓ 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: realistic, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, rivalry, frame up, politics, prison, false accusation, vengeance, psychopath, undercover, vietnam war, rebellion ...
Place: vietnam, asia, montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 144
Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, false accusation, beach, haunted by the past, frame up, hotshot lawyer, heroes, dishonesty, murder, prison, death row, prison life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 571
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, prison life, danger, survival, haunted by the past, arson, murder, prison fight, prison rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Trade Of Innocents (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: sex slavery, sexual abuse, couples, fighting the system, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, society, innocence lost, investigation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, thought provoking, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, alcatraz, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, fighting the system, social misfits, life is a bitch, confined, workplace situations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, culture clash, australian aboriginal, racism, village, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town life, track down, opposites attract, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: disturbing, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison, crimes, wrongfully committed, corrupt law enforcer, life is a bitch, danger, smuggling, injustice, false arrest, confined, warden, prison life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rapist, prison, rape, electric chair, life is a bitch, violence spree, gang, racism, solitary, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence spree, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, confined, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, fish out of water, strong sexual content, life sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, rough, serious
Plot: prison, racism, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, against the rules, price of justice, society, rebelliousness, solitary, militant, fighting the system ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, on the run, single parent, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, destiny, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, nude woman murdered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%