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 captivating, disturbing, realistic, serious, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with prison guard, prison, prisoner, prison life, jail, confined, jail cell, suspense, murder and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison guard: Locked Up (2015), Monster's Ball (2001), Butterfly in Grey (2002), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), The Green Mile (1999), Cell 211 (2009), Clemency (2019), Time (2021), Like the Wind (2013), Escape at Dannemora (2018).

List of prison guard movies

 8.2
 23K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, tense, captivating, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, prison guard, female prisoner, lesbian, jail, women in prison, female homosexuality, corruption, life is a bitch, false accusation, prisoner ...
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 7.1
 91K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: sexy, depressing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: racism, prison, interracial relations, electric chair, interracial romance, death row, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, interracial sex, redemption, eviction, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, louisiana, southern usa
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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 ...
Style: tense, disturbing
Plot: women's prison, murder, prison, prison guard, confinement indoors, confined, prison life, prison sentence, murderer, female prisoner, jail, life sentence ...
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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: disturbing, tense, rough, brutal, exciting ...
Plot: prison, maximum security prison, drugs, revenge, kidnapping, prison guard, murder, prison warden, prisoner, fight, violence, tough guy ...
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 8.6
 1.3M
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, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, death row, supernatural, convict, magic realism, suspense, false accusation, electric chair, life philosophy, death sentence, life & death, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1935
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.6
 69K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, tricky, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, survival, jail, confined, trapped, prison guard, hostage, gangsters, prison escape, prison riot, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, europe
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 6.5
 5K
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: compassionate, disturbing, psychological, bleak, rough ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, black american, retirement, innocence, teacher, african american, lawyer, husband wife relationship, drunkenness ...
Place: usa
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 8.2
 22K
Time (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner consumed by guilt, an officer with an impossible choice. What does it take to survive? A tense story of punishment and principles, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: prison, jailed, penance, prisoner, guilty conscience, prison guard, redemption, jail cell, guilt, forgiveness, jail, prison warden ...
Place: england
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 6.2
 403
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, serious, realistic, non-linear
Plot: prison, fighting crime, prison life, life is a bitch, feminism, society, government facility, fish out of water, price of justice, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
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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: melancholic, captivating, atmospheric, entertaining, anime ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, prison life, love triangle, escape, prisoner, deception, twists and turns, love affair, true crime, organized crime, travel ...
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, depression, high school, guilt, mother son relationship, mental illness, prison visit, school shooting, family problems, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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 7.3
 47K
Starred Up (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already ...
Style: psychological, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, prison life, violence, male nudity, attempted murder, prison escape, character study, manipulation, confined, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: britain, england
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 6.7
 247K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, revenge, escape plan, survival, lone hero, prisoner, outsmarting, suspense, torture, ship ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, 80s, future, 21st century
Place: morocco, usa, california, louisiana, florida ...
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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, psychological, captivating, art house ...
Plot: love affair, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, prison, suicide attempt, surveillance camera, prison guard, mission, passion, infidelity, prison life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul, korea, asia
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 270 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, escape, injustice, betrayal, interracial relations, heroin, fighting the system, smuggling, false accusation, prison life, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, australia, london, bangkok thailand ...
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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, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, mental institution, injustice, social decay, life is a bitch, hospital, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, prodigy, rehabilitation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, year 1955, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, miami, korea
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 6.1
 21K
No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: prison, island, survival, jungle, prison guard, escape, prisoner, suspense, chase, distopia, prison escape, violent ...
Time: future, near future
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Love Me Instead (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 124 min.
Story: One day, Sedat, who works as a prison guard in Konya, is given the duty to take one of the prisoners, Musa, to his hometown. Musa does not intend to return until he finds out why his daughter was killed.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: prisoner, lie, liar, prison guard, hidden truth, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, suspense, getting home, relationship problems, bare back ...
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 7.0
 176
The Daltons (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: France
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: The Daltons are back in jail. And they want out. Real bad. Every episode is a new chance to escape.
Style: humorous, satirical, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: prison, jail, brother brother relationship, prison escape, escaped prisoner, escape, escape attempt, escape plan, prisoner, reformatory, security guard, warden ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada
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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: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: prison, women's prison, female prisoner, prison warden, prisoner, prison violence, prison guard, sexploitation, badass female lead, rape, female nudity, exploitation ...
Place: japan
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 4.4
 184
The Chair (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An innocent man on death row witnesses savage killings at the hands of the prison's sadistic Warden. To survive, he must match the brutality in the prison and confront his own horrifying past.
Style: slasher, scary, bleak, psychotronic, bloody ...
Plot: death row, murder, torture, police, halloween, prison, prison guard, death sentence, brutality, psychopath, violence, chase ...
Place: usa
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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, lesbian rape, women in prison, erotica, prison guard, kidnapping, woman with a gun, undercover, fondling, sex, lesbian, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
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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: entertaining, funny, inspirational, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: american football, prison, sport, underdog, prison life, redemption, betrayal, adaptation, prison guard, warden, ex athlete, jail ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: new jersey, latin america, austin texas, texas, san diego california ...
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, suspense, escape, alcatraz, island, prison life, freedom, jail, confined, partners, runaway ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1961, year 1962 ...
Place: san francisco, canada, usa
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The Inner Cage (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A prison drama where an old mobster and a prison guard must find a way to coexist so that imprisonment can become less so, and perhaps reveal the paradox that is behind the very concept of captivity.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: prison life, lgbt, prison, jail cell, social misfits, jailed, white trash, prison guard, prison sentence, life is a bitch, jail, society ...
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The Longest Night (2022)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 268 min.
TV show
Story: Armed forces surround a psychiatric prison in order to abduct an incarcerated serial killer — but aren't prepared for the battle that ensues.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder, criminal, serial killer, prison, siege, resistance, jailed, prison guard, jail, maximum security prison, surrounded, assault ...
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A Gentle Creature (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story A Gentle Creature about a woman who travels to a prison in a remote region to track down her incarcerated husband.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison violence, prison, fighting the system, prison visit, fight for justice, society, social injustice, prison guard, social problems, injustice, suspense, violence ...
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 7.5
 163
Jailers (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Adriano is a correctional officer in charge of locking and controlling all access to the jail cells. A respectable man who is averse to violence, his words are his greatest weapon. They are used to ensure a minimum of tranquility in the workplace, ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, poignant, clever
Plot: prison, prison warden, prison life, human relationship, human nature, prisoner, life philosophy, moral ambiguity, prison guard, social injustice, life is a bitch, security guard ...
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Prison Playbook (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.
Style: disturbing, touching, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative
Plot: prison, baseball, baseball player, corruption, prisoner, jail, jailed, unlikely friendships, warden, prison life, fame, thief ...
Place: korea
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 3.4
 1K
Larceny (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being busted for a heist, a former CIA contractor is sent to a Mexican prison. His former CIA boss offers him freedom if he can break into the prison vault and steal $50 Million.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: kickboxing, stolen money, prison, drug lord, heist, martial arts, cia agent, prison fight, struggle for survival, secret mission, agent, jail ...
Place: mexico
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