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, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with prison guard, prison, murder, confined, prison life, prisoner, violence, brutality, jail cell and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Spain, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison guard: Locked Up (2015), Cell 211 (2009), No Escape (1994), The Green Mile (1999), Escape at Dannemora (2018), Racing for Time (2008), Like the Wind (2013), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), The Longest Yard (2005), Clemency (2019).

List of prison guard movies

 8.2
 19K
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, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: female prisoner, prison, prison guard, prisoner, corruption, female homosexuality, jail, brutality, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, lesbian ...
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 7.6
 66K
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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, hidden identity, prison guard, confined, convict, penitentiary, trapped, prison riot, reformatory, rebellion, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 6.1
 19K
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, prison life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: future, near future
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 8.6
 1.2M
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, supernatural, prison, life philosophy, death row, prison life, convict, human nature, stephen king, justice, supernatural ability, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 440 min.
TV show
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, melancholic, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric
Plot: prison escape, prison life, love triangle, prison guard, prison, escape, crime, prisoner, deception, crimes, love affair, escape plan ...
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, kids in trouble, society, youth, ambition, teenage life, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 6.2
 374
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: captivating, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, government facility, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
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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: tense, suspense, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: prisoner, maximum security prison, boxer, prison, prison warden, methamphetamine, murder, interrogation, police shootout, revenge, extreme violence, fight ...
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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, underdog, american football, football, warden, ex athlete, 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
 4K
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: disturbing, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, retirement, guilt, african american, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, protest, prison visitation, innocence ...
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: female prisoner, prison, women's prison, prison guard, prison violence, prison warden, prisoner, violence against women, women in prison, jail cell, rape, exploitation ...
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 5.6
 32K
Death Race 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the world's most dangerous prison, a new game is born: Death Race. The rules of this adrenaline-fueled blood sport are simple, drive or die. When repentant convict Carl Lucas discovers there's a price on his head, his only hope is to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, contests and competitions, street racing, prison, warden, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes, survival, confined, danger ...
Time: future
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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: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, miami, korea
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, heroin, injustice, false accusation, smuggling, escape, betrayal, interracial relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, prison life, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, london, australia, england ...
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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, women's prison, funeral, son, prison, prison guard, murder, flashback, blood, violence, female nudity, 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: suicide by cop, police officer, police officer shot, prison, prison warden, prison guard, gunfight, police officer kicked, police officer killed, massacre, police uniform stolen, police officer shot in the head ...
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 4.5
 127
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, bisexual woman, homosexual, kidnapper, lawyer, boy, lesbian, male underwear, kidnapping, murder, 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, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, surveillance camera, singing in a car, prison guard, snowball fight, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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 7.0
 289K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, gunfight, bank robbery, group of criminals, master criminal, chase, crime, legendary, organized crime, crimes, partners ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, tucson arizona, south dakota ...
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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: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, lawyer, filmmaking, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, media, lifestyle, actor's life, satire, grocery store, mayor ...
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, world war two, capture, pow, freedom, prison escape, optimism, soldier, officer, desperation, escape attempt, prisoner ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
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 6.3
 203K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, car race, tough guy, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, chases and races, prison life, police brutality, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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 7.4
 31K
City Island (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by Vince, the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, emotional, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, audition, deception, warden, stripper, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, teenage boy, neighbor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, undercover, danger, kidnapping, forced to strip, prison guard, lesbian rape, escape, strong female presence, drug abuse, working undercover, missing person ...
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 escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.7
 259
Outlaw (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The movie is based on the autobiography of Horst Fantazzini. Son of an anarchist, he was known in Northern Italy as "the gentleman bandit" because he robbed banks with no violence, using only a toy gun. After a number of trials and ...
Plot: hostage situation, prison escape, anarchist, unlikely friendships, prison guard, bank robber, hostage, prison
Time: 70s
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 3.6
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, electric chair, prison, psychologist, statutory rape, prison warden, mind game, danger, race against time, prison life, confined, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, mexico
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 6.1
 158K
The Cable Guy (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, stalking, obsession, friendship, odd couple, danger, buddies, designer, satire, television, dangerous friend, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 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, semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, vengeance, death, knocked out, megalomaniac, animal abuse, superhuman powers, society, danger, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: asia
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 6.8
 48K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison escape, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, life is a bitch, partners, crimes, frame up, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932 ...
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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