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The list contains the best, new and most relevant jail movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, talky and clever films and TV shows about / with jail, prison, violence, brutality, blood, beating, mentor, vengeance, death and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as jail: Ocean's Twelve (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Hacker (2016), American History X (1998), Death Rides a Horse (1967), Johnny Firecloud (1975), Stuck! (2009), The Slams (1973), The Inmate (2007), Caged Women in Purgatory (1991).
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Hacker
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
95 min.
 6.2
American History X
Crime, Drama
USA
119 min.
 8.5
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Sacred Games
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
India, USA
50 min.
 9.0
On My Skin
Drama
Italy
100 min.
 7.4

List of jail movies

 6.5
 321K
Ocean's Twelve
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: exciting, entertaining, twists and turns, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, con artists, crime, twists & turns, buddies, greed, perfect crime, storytelling, art theft, jail, robbery, casino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: amsterdam, europe, las vegas, new jersey, chicago illinois ...
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 5.4
 49K
Just My Luck
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, luck, bad luck, kiss, destiny, urban, curses spells and rituals, life turned upside down, love story, adaptation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
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Hacker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, ...
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, entertaining, captivating
Plot: hacker, identity theft, black market, cons and scams, dishonesty, crime gone awry, happy ending, robbery, vengeance, money, secrets, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
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American History X
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, redemption, prison, xenophobia, brutality, revenge, crime, skinhead, prejudice, racial slur, blacks and whites, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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Death Rides a Horse
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law. Bill Meceita, a boy whose family was murdered in front ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, prison, criminal heroes, anti heroes, old west, bounty hunter, jail, revenge, bank, senator, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
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Johnny Firecloud
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American Indian war veteran avenges the hanging of his grandfather by local thugs.
Plot: jail, rancher, dilemma, bag, racial injustice, dynamite, sadist, old man, cruelty, elementary school, danger, culture clash ...
Place: california
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 3.3
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Stuck!
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose testimony put her away struggles with guilt. A tongue-in-cheek ...
Plot: prison, jail, music box, overbearing mother, prison guard, warden, death row, suicide by gunshot, revolver, dream, hanging, diary ...
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The Slams
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival prison factions surround a Los Angeles convict (Jim Brown) who has $1.5 million stashed on the outside.
Plot: jail, heist, prison, african american
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 6.6
 81
The Inmate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in two contrasting enivronments that undeline the same premise of imprisonment, Selda tells the story of Rommel (Sid Lucero), a young man who accidentally kills a boy, resulting in his incarceration. Inside the jail, he befriends another inmate, ...
Plot: farmer, jail, prisoner, rape, love triangle, photograph, friendship, friend, gay slur, bicycle, prison, murder ...
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Caged Women in Purgatory
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Former Miss Spanish Basque Country, Pilar Orive, stars as American Janet Cooper who is drugged and shipped to a remote women's prison managed by a sleazy warden and a Nazi-type lesbian guard. 90 minute of graphic sexual abuse ensue
Plot: women in prison, voyeurism, jail, rape victim, mini dress, violence against a woman, misogyny, fortress, most dangerous game, female prisoner, jungle, slavery ...
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 6.2
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Wanted
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Giuliano Gemma, elected sheriff by his small town, is unjustly accused of murder and forced to flee. The man behind the false charge is a lurid figure who leads a band of cattle rustlers. Our hero tries to prove his innocence by getting rid of his ...
Plot: card playing, jail, damsel in distress, villain arrested, small western town, false accusations, colt .45, bar shootout, henry rifle, bar fight, crooked sheriff, disarming someone ...
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Lonely Are the Brave
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, fighting the system, vengeance, gunfight, existentialism, prison, anti heroes, idealism, drinking, wilderness, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 60s
Place: california, texas, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico
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Promised a Miracle
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: True story of a couple charged with manslaughter when their rejection of modern medicine in favor of religion to treat their diabetic child resulted in his death.
Plot: insulin, diabetic, trial, preacher, son, prayer, jail, prison, court, faith, death, small town ...
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 5.0
 110
Women's Prison
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This film traces the prison life of a group of women who-rather than being prepared to reenter society-are brought to the limits of depravity. Martine, wrongly imprisoned will bear the scars of a prison system wrongly based on punishment rather than ...
Plot: humiliation, jail, women in prison, sadness, hippie, prison guard, gynecological exam, wrongful conviction, group shower, innocent, female warden, bully ...
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Un Quijote sin mancha
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer trying to fix everyone's problems, instead causes problems, which always end up in funny situations.
Plot: goat, jail, telephone, lawyer, hippie, justice, professor, judge, law firm, secretary
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Street Fighters
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, factory, drug dealing, fighting crime, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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A Harlot's Progress
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, sexual
Plot: prostitute, starvation, artists and showbiz, couples, power relations, jail, dominatrix, adultery, courtesan, brothel, orphan, reform ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
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 5.8
 211
Man Dancin'
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Tough comedy drama set in Glasgow. Former enforcer Jimmy exits jail a changed man, but both his criminal boss and a corrupt copper think he's bluffing.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prison, going straight, estate, drug abuse, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, jail, syringe, gang, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Transistor Love Story
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls in love with Sadao. On their wedding day, Phaen gives Sadao a ...
Plot: forgiveness, military draft, transistor radio, village, pregnancy, marriage, drunkenness, love, singing, singer, employer employee relationship, jail ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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 4.9
 2K
You and I
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: drugs/alcohol, teenage life, small town, romance, youth, friends, gays and lesbians, friendship, obsession, manager, nightclub, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Undisputed 3: Redemption
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, contests and competitions, sport, prison life, ambition, fight, prison fight, tournament, confined, rivalry, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Zatoichi the Outlaw
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a local gambling house kidnaps some peasants because they failed to pay their debts, a rival gambling house pays their debts and sets them free.
Style: semi serious
Plot: samurai, lone wolves, small town, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, gambling, yakuza, jail, gangsters ...
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Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, boxing, russian, brutality, contests and competitions, sport, fight scenes, mentor, prison life, chase, finnish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, usa, new jersey, california, tokyo
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, political corruption, police, politics, corruption, fighting the system, torture, organized crime, poverty, violence, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Storm of the Century
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: small town, murder, supernatural, good versus evil, island, storm, suicide, village, mysterious character, secrets, small town life, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa
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The King of Marvin Gardens
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, serious, clever, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: radio, hotel, storytelling, parents and children, drinking, depression, character study, crime, siblings relations, death, crime gone awry, island ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: philadelphia, hawaii, usa, california, honolulu hawaii ...
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I Love You Phillip Morris
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: clever, dark humor, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: prison, gay, homosexuality, prison escape, aids, gays and lesbians, con artists, death, adoption, cons and scams, destiny, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1998
Place: texas, florida, georgia, miami, usa
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I Like It Like That
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: nothing goes right, urban, city life, romance, family life, vampire human love, single parent, loneliness, crumbling marriage, feminism, starting over, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, bronx new york city
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The House Bunny
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shelley is living a carefree life until a rival gets her tossed out of the Playboy Mansion. With nowhere to go, fate delivers her to the sorority girls from Zeta Alpha Zeta. Unless they can sign a new pledge class, the seven socially clueless women ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: sorority, friendship, college life, fish out of water, women, female friendship, social misfits, starting over, teaching the ways of the world, personality change, lifestyle change, rise to the top ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, campus, new jersey
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 8.5
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The Green Mile
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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