Warden movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant warden movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, clever, twists and turns, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with warden, prison, murder, crimes, violence, runaway, storytelling, mentor, redemption and police investigation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as warden: Straight Time (1978), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Alcatraz (2012), Deadly Breed (1989), Porridge (1974), The Parole Officer (2001), Just Cause (2001), Holes (2003), City Island (2009), Wentworth (2013).

List of warden movies

Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: warden, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crimes, going straight, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime gone awry, ex convict, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, warden, bird, life sentence, solitary, redemption, self discovery, alcatraz, rebel, obstacle, defiant, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
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 7.0
 39K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, time travel, murderer, crimes, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 4.5
 99
Deadly Breed (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The flames of racism burn hot as a murderous band of skinheads wreak havoc on the Los Angeles landscape and only one man can put an end to their explosive evil. Stars Blake Bahner, William Smith, Addison Randall.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warden, life is a bitch, law enforcement, opposites attract, dishonesty, confined, crimes, society, gang, racism, interracial relations, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
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 8.3
 6K
Porridge (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: prison, warden, convict, judge, prison life, cons and scams, buddies, dishonesty, thief, friends, rules and policies, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Parole Officer (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, warden, heist, police corruption, love and romance, crimes, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, policewoman, unlikely criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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 6.9
 120
Just Cause (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Just Cause is an award-winning Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: law firm, warden, righting the wronged, legal investigation, dishonesty, missing person, rivalry, life is a bitch, legal action, legal, starting over, wrongful conviction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.0
 86K
Holes (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, misfit, camp, treasure, curse, theft, destiny, false accusation, warden, excavation, judge ...
Time: 1850s, 19th century, 60s, 20th century, 1890s
Place: texas, latvia, usa
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 7.4
 32K
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, warden, deception, stripper, eccentric family, family life, family problems, nothing goes right, teenage boy, family relations, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, prison life, women in prison, prison, lesbian, lesbian relationship, crimes, life is a bitch, power struggle, protest, sadism, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.7
 31K
Ezel (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: mafia, warden, tragic love, intrigue, hidden identity, tragic hero, ex convict, vengeance, manipulation, frame up, organized crime, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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 6.1
 20K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, gladiator, prison, prison life, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, prison life, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
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 5.6
 10K
The Samaritan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: incest, revenge, paternity revealed, warden, prison, one last job, criminal heroes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, cons and scams, perfect crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, brazil, toronto ontario canada
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 7.2
 10K
Petta (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A hostel warden becomes the target of a dreaded politician and his gangster son, but little do they realise that it is they who should fear him.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense
Plot: warden, secret past, violence, tough guy, fight, one man army, martial arts, fistfight, brawl, love interest, one against many, gang war ...
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 4.8
 37K
102 Dalmatians (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, dalmatian, talking animals, chase, warden, puppy, released from prison, animals, family, prison, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, paris france, europe, london, big ben london ...
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 7.3
 16K
Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, opposites attract, warden, workplace, crimes, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, unlikely partners, looking for love, misfit partners, unlikely couple, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 7.2
 33K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, harsh, rough, sincere, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, starting over, ex convict, factory worker, suspicion, sex maniac, police officer, anger, warden, rejection, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, california
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 6.6
 12K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, addiction, starting over, parents and children, rehabilitation, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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 5.6
 33K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, contests and competitions, street racing, prison, warden, heroes, rivalry, prison fight, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: future
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 6.9
 48K
He Got Game (1998)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, rough, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, basketball, prison, sport, forgiveness, domestic violence, college, rejection, warden, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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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: american football, prison, prison life, underdog, 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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 7.2
 227K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, desire for fame, prison, jazz, rivalry, court, execution, satire, showbiz, rising to stardom, jail, ambition ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Pretty Poison (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, psychopath, dark humor, small town, murderous pair, warden, secret agents, mind game, crimes, mysterious character, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england
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 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, prison life, lgbt, women in prison, life turned upside down, strong female character, prison, gender, lesbian romance, women's prison, first lesbian experience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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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: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, confined, partners, escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.4
 43K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison escape, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 6.1
 44K
Big Stan (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rob Schneider writes and stars in this comedy about a nerdy con man whose swindling ways land him a stiff prison sentence. Terrified at the prospect of being raped in prison he enlists the aid of a mysterious kung-fu expert to teach him how to fight.
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, exciting, parody ...
Plot: prison life, prison, gang, martial arts, dishonesty, confined, master warrior, guru, warden, corruption, farce, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 67K
Cell 211 (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, hidden identity, prison guard, confined, hostage, convict, trapped, prison riot, rebellion, survival, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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