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

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Most similar movies to Bangkok Hilton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough 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: Locked Up (2015), Brokedown Palace (1999), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Girls in Prison (1994), Wentworth (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: female prisoner, prison, prison guard, prisoner, jail, brutality, corruption, female homosexuality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, lesbian ...
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67%
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: serious, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: weekend, prison, friendship, false accusation, escape attempt, smuggling, injustice, drug dealing, heroin, women's prison, prison life, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, human spirit, against the odds, escapades, on the run, society, female whipping, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, false accusation, frame up, wrongful conviction, mccarthyism, lust, murder, anger, prison riot, lesbian ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, prison life, women in prison, prison, lesbian, lesbian relationship, crimes, life is a bitch, power struggle, protest, sadism, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: prison life, disability, prison, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, confined, false accusation, woman in danger, blindness, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.5
 177
Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty, warden, criminal psychologist, crimes, false accusation, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.0
 267
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: serious, realistic, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, escape, prison life, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, confined, injustice, tough heroes, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 3K
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: prison, false accusation, prison riot, prison life, criminal heroes, redemption, life is a bitch, confined, murder, vengeance, family life, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, strong female presence, righting the wronged, injustice, life is a bitch, confined, gender, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
 517K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 2K
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, survival, prison life, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation, injustice, bus driver, corrupt law enforcer, false arrest, corrupt officer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 293
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: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.8
 97K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, prison rape, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, convict, violence spree, homosexual rape, gang, racism ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 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, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, prison life, confined, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, taj mahal, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 176
Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: realistic, serious
Plot: penal colony, death row, prison life, wrongfully committed, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, frame up, murder, prison, courtroom drama, false accusation, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, racism, sexual abuse, small town, women's prison, strong female presence, small town life, on the road, frame up, prison life, psychopath, farm ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, prison life, dishonesty, confined, life is a bitch, society, political corruption, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison life, false accusation, injustice, false arrest, power relations, unlikely criminals, confined, crimes, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious
Plot: penal colony, prison, false accusation, mutiny, wrongful imprisonment, power relations, escape, wrongfully committed, murder, rich and poor, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, tasmania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, drug dealing, legal, prison, righting the wronged, fighting the system, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, power relations, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, prison life, confined, fighting the system, going straight, murder, false accusation, sexual abuse, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: sex with a minor, sex slavery, human trafficking, sex maniac, forced prostitution, innocence lost, life is a bitch, society, fighting the system, injustice, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, solitary, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1941
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
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: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, hostage, assassination, general, nuclear threat, escape, conspiracy, political intrigue, political conspiracy, captivity, vietnam war, prison ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.4
 2K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealer, smuggling, drug abuse, crimes, politics, police corruption, fighting the system, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women in prison, jungle, prostitute, racial tension, prison, sexual desire, injustice, opposites attract, false accusation, sexual abuse, women's prison, defiant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dangerous attraction, false accusation, friendship, uncover truth, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, frame up, prison, murder, prison life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, murder, writers, innocence, righting the wronged, life sentence, family problems, injustice, uncover truth, legal, journalism, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%