Tv Shows Most Similar to Escape at Dannemora (2018 - 2018)

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The Act (2019)

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny
Duration: 1h 0mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother.
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Prison Break (2005 - 2017)

Starring: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper
Duration: 44mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

An innocent man is framed for the homicide of the Vice President's brother and scheduled to be executed at a super-max penitentiary, thus it's up to his younger brother to save him with his genius scheme: install himself in the same prison by holding up a bank and, as the final month ticks away, launch the escape plan step-by-step to break the both of them out, with his full-body tattoo acting as his guide; a tattoo which hides the layout of the prison facility and necessary clues vital to the escape.
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For Life (2020)

Starring: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Mary Stuart Masterson
Duration:
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.
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Bangkok Hilton (1989 - 1989)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers
Duration: 4h 0mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

The story of Kat Stanton, an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan), a photographer.
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Brotherhood (2019)

Starring: Naruna Costa, Danilo Grangheia, Hermila Guedes, Wesley Guimarães
Duration: 50mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

A hard-working lawyer discovers that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction.
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Alcatraz (2012 - 2012)

Starring: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra
Duration: 1h 0mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Switching between eras, Alcatraz focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards.
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Oz (1997 - 2003)

Starring: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters
Duration: 55mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

OZ chronicles the attempts of McManus (Terry Kinney) to keep control over the inmates of Em(erald) City as well as the drug trade and the violence.
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The Escapist (2008)

Starring: Brian Cox, Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Seu Jorge
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

The film runs two narratives simultaneously, preparation of the escape and the escape itself.
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The Grave (1996)

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar, Josh Charles, Donal Logue
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Crime, Thriller

Two convicts (Craig Sheffer, Josh Charles) learn from another convict that a treasure was buried with a dead millionaire.
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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Action, Biography, Crime

In early 1960, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a criminal with an exceptional I. Q.
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Zig Zag (1970)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Paul Cameron is an insurance executive who finds out he has a brain tumor.
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Papillon (1973)

Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon
Duration: 2h 31mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Henri Charrière (Steve McQueen), a safecracker nicknamed "Papillon" because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, is wrongly convicted of murdering a pimp.
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Jett (2019)

Starring: Carla Gugino, Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen
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Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

World-class thief Daisy "Jett" Kowalski is just out of prison and already being forced back into what got her there, by a group of eccentric and dangerous criminals.
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Midnight Express (1978)

Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Midnight Express is a 1978 prison neo noir drama film directed by Alan Parker, produced by David Puttnam and written by Oliver Stone, based on Billy Hayes' 1977 non-fiction book Midnight Express.
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Narcos (2015 - 2017)

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann
Duration: 49mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict.
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Prison Break: Proof of Innocence (2006)

Starring: Mandell Maughan, John Patrick Jordan, James C. Burns, Joseph Garcia
Duration: 2mins
Genres: Adventure, Crime, Drama

Spin-off from "Prison Break" (2005) for mobile phones, sponsored by Toyota.
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The Widower (2013 - 2013)

Starring: Reece Shearsmith, Kate Fleetwood, James Laurenson, Federay Holmes
Duration: 1h 0mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

A three-part drama based on the crimes of convicted murderer Malcolm Webster.
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Prison Heat (1993)

Starring: Rebecca Chambers, Lori Jo Hendrix, Kena Land, Toni Naples
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials.
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Narcos: Mexico (2018)

Starring: Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy, José María Yazpik, Fermín Martínez
Duration: 50mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

Narcos: Mexico exploring the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers.
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Angel of Evil (2010)

Starring: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Valeria Solarino, Moritz Bleibtreu
Duration: 2h 5mins
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Locked up in prison serving a life sentence for his crimes, an old Renato Vallanzasca (Kim Rossi Stuart) proceeds in the memories of a youth spent as head of a crime syndicate known as the chronicle Banda della Comasina, which raged in the 1970s in Milan between robberies, kidnappings, murders and evasions.
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