Prison guard movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prison guard movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting and suspense films and TV shows about / with prison guard, prison, murder, prisoner, confined, violence, prison life, brutality, death and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison guard: Cell 211 (2009), No Escape (1994), Racing for Time (2008), The Green Mile (1999), Like the Wind (2013), Locked Up (2015), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), The Longest Yard (2005), Clemency (2019), Chattahoochee (1989).

List of prison guard movies

 7.6
 63K
Cell 211 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, prison guard, hidden identity, confined, convict, penitentiary, prison riot, reformatory, rebellion, survival, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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 6.1
 18K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry, prison life ...
Time: future, near future
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Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, hopes, society, youth, rebellion, life is a bitch, teenage life, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 8.6
 1.1M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, death row, life philosophy, human nature, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, convict, confined, death sentence, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1999, 1990s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 6.2
 345
Like the Wind (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The last few years in the life of Armida Miserere, female jail director who committed suicide
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, non-linear
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government facility, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
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 8.2
 14K
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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: female prisoner, prison, corruption, false accusation, brutality, dishonesty, life is a bitch, female homosexuality, prisoner, prison guard, danger, hopes ...
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Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: rough, suspense, psychological, tense, exciting
Plot: prisoner, maximum security prison, prison, interrogation, murder, police shootout, revenge, prison warden, extreme violence, boxer, fight, violence ...
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The Longest Yard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison life, prison, american football, football, underdog, ex athlete, warden, sport, friends, contests and competitions, confined, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, san diego california, latin america, new jersey
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 6.5
 2K
Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, retirement, guilt, protest, lawyer, black american, teacher, father son relationship, drunkenness, african american ...
Place: usa
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Female Prisoner No. 701: Sasori (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nami Matsushima, prisoner #701 is sent to a Woman's Prison for attempted murder. Nami is brought into Number 2 community cell, where suicides and unnatural deaths occurred one after another. In the punishment cell, Nami begins to look back in ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: prison, women's prison, jail cell, women in prison, strip search, violence against women, female prisoner, prison guard, prisoner, prison warden, prison violence, rape ...
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Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, prison, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, rebellion, prodigy, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: death, son, prison, violence, prison guard, funeral, murder, women's prison, flashback, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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Jail in Burning Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young police officer "makes a mess" of a police operation, shoots a man in self-defense, and ends up in prison. There he learns that the world isn't black and white, but has many shades of gray, and makes new friends and enemies.
Plot: police officer shot, prison warden, suicide by cop, prison guard, police officer killed, police officer, prison, massacre, police officer kicked, gunfight, police uniform stolen, police officer shot in the chest ...
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 4.3
 119
Captive (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joe Goodies has just entered an advertising agency after recovering from the death of his girlfriend in a car accident. Ruined by the compensation he has to pay for the accident, he decides, with his new girlfriend, to kidnap the son of the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: child abduction, prison guard, lesbian, bisexual woman, homosexual, kidnapper, male underwear, murder, kidnapping, lawyer, boy, wetting pants ...
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 6.9
 5K
Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: jail cell, prison, love affair, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, surveillance camera, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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 7.0
 278K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, criminal heroes, master criminal, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, south dakota, ohio ...
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Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An aspiring filmmaker learns that success in Hollywood doesn't come as easy as she suspected as she attempts to discover the formula to success. When the guidance of her helpful has-been uncle fails to pave the way, Sarah Wilder must seek the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, light ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, media, artists and showbiz, actor's life, satire, lifestyle, grocery store, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, freedom, prison escape, pow, optimism, desperation, soldier, capture, escape attempt, officer, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, alps, switzerland, europe, poland
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 6.4
 196K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, car chase, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, racing, chases and races, tough heroes, corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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Under Lock and Key (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An FBI agent goes undercover in a women's prison to find evidence hidden by a drug dealer's ex-girlfriend. After she is taken off the case, she finds that the drug dealer has kidnapped her daughter. She enlists the help of one of her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, undercover, danger, kidnapping, prison guard, forced to strip, rivalry, crime, special agents, partners against crime, gays and lesbians, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
Story: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, atmospheric, melancholic, twists and turns
Plot: prison escape, love triangle, prison life, crimes, crime, escape plan, deception, prisoner, love affair, prison guard, jail cell, sex scene ...
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 3.5
 1K
Unspeakable (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A flawed attempt to map the mind of a brutal serial killer leads to a horrifying battle for survival in director Thomas Wright's visceral thriller. Despite vocal objections from Warden Blakely (Dennis Hopper), prison psychologist Diana Purlow ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, electric chair, mind reading, prison, psychologist, statutory rape, prison warden, mind game, danger, race against time, prison life, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, mexico
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 2.0
 423
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, life is a bitch, partners, confined, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, frame up, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.8
 10K
Bait (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, law enforcement, bait, rivalry, crime gone awry, going straight, nothing goes right, betrayal, prison, ex convict, cons and scams, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 19th century, children -- particularly the children of the poor -- were considered to be an exploitable resource of docile and cheap labor. Anyone who had the effrontery to steal so much as a portion of a loaf of bread for any reason would ...
Plot: child abuse, convict, journalist, teenage boy, violence, boy, child, gun, murder, shower, prison, male nudity ...
Time: 1840s
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 6.3
 40K
The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, satirical, light ...
Plot: transvestism, showbiz, audition, theater, farce, cons and scams, broadway, sex maniac, dishonesty, odd couple, accountant, secretary ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1959
Place: usa, new york, sweden, buenos aires argentina, poland ...
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 3.6
 286
Moonbase (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an arsenal of nuclear warheads- the inmates' passport home to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: moon, outer space, save the planet, space and aliens, chases and races, fugitives, criminal heroes, escapades, rivalry, confined, danger, save the world ...
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The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: humorous, rough, captivating, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, american football, sport, football, prison life, partners, contests and competitions, confined, rivalry, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, georgia, new jersey
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo ...
Style: exciting, rough, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, vengeance, violence, death, knocked out, animal abuse, megalomaniac, superhuman powers, fighting the system, heroes, society ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia
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