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, heroin, injustice, smuggling, escape, false accusation, betrayal, interracial relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch, prison life, destiny, father, prison escape, prison guard, death sentence, frame up, airport, contact, society, strong female presence, drug, lawyer, police, women's prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, 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 serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about life is a bitch, prison, prison life, crimes, 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), Buried (2003), Mean Dog Blues (1978). 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, rough, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, female homosexuality, prison guard, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prisoner, lesbian, jail ...
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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, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, smuggling, escape attempt, injustice, heroin, drug dealing, women's prison, prison life, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, confined, life sentence, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, against the odds, human spirit, escapades, on the run, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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100%
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, false accusation, criminal psychologist, warden ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 227
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, smuggling, danger, prison life, survival, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, police corruption, prison life, frame up, sexual abuse, righting the wronged, injustice, strong female presence, dishonesty, gender, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.2
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison riot, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, prison life, lesbian, prison, life is a bitch, women in prison, lesbian relationship, crimes, protest, power struggle, sadism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.3
 485K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, fbi, scheme, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 685
Civil Brand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, prison, injustice, juvenile delinquency, hopes, social decay, human spirit, prison life, criminal heroes, misfit, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 269
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: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, rebellion, fighting the system, confined, against the rules, prison life, life is a bitch, society, price of justice, rebelliousness ...
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, prison life, totalitarianism, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, confined, political corruption, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal action, dedicated lawyer, prison life, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, small town, sexual abuse, women's prison, psychopath, on the road, frame up, prison life, small town life, strong female presence, farm ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 151
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: serious, realistic
Plot: penal colony, false accusation, death row, wrongfully committed, courtroom drama, pardon, beach, injustice, starting over, prison life, prison, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: false accusation, prison, penal colony, mutiny, deadly, society, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime, adventure ...
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: disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, drug dealing, legal, injustice, prison, fighting the system, righting the wronged, society, protagonist as suspect, crimes, wrong place wrong time, life is a bitch ...
⇓ 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: bleak, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: prison, graphic violence, injustice, false arrest, prison life, false accusation, profanity, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, politics, heroes, chases and races, danger, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, secret agents ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: sex slavery, sex with a minor, human trafficking, sex maniac, life is a bitch, innocence lost, society, crimes, hopes, fighting the system, investigation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.8
 381
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, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, power relations, prison life, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, confined, going straight, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, wrongful conviction, prison riot, anger, mccarthyism, murder, lust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, warden, theft, solitary, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1938 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 334
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prison, murder, writers, innocence, frame up, death in the family, prison life, confined, investigation, mystery, crime, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.4
 1K
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, disturbing, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: heroin, smuggling, politics, crimes, crime, price of justice, drug abuse, rules and policies, drug dealer, down on your luck, police corruption, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, london, england, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 435
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, friendship, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, false accusation, manhunt, murder, prison, prison life, frame up, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women in prison, jungle, prostitute, women's prison, racial tension, prison, sexual desire, opposites attract, deadly, false accusation, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%