Jail cell movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jail cell movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with jail cell, violence, murder, prison, death, brutality, blood, prison guard, confined and beating plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jail cell: Breath (2007), Let Us Prey (2014), The Green Elephant (1999), Tom of Finland (2017), House of Manson (2014), Borstal Boy (2000), Endgame (2009), Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019), Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013), R (2010).

List of jail cell movies

 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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 5.8
 9K
Let Us Prey (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, police station, small town, serial killer, violence, police, jail cell, police brutality, stranger, chaos, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, scotland
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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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The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: macabre, sadistic, art house, rough, underground film ...
Plot: male rape, prison, violence, exploitation, feces, deviant sex, murder, prisoner, jail cell, sexual cruelty, beating, brutality ...
Place: russia
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, serious, romantic, compassionate, romanticism ...
Plot: gay, gay history, gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, 30 year old, nurse, party, teenage boy, pursuit, corpse ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, san francisco, new york, berlin germany, finland ...
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House of Manson (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson, the ex-con who was able to amass a dedicated following of young people in the late 1960s. The era of peace and love was ultimately brought to its knees following his orchestration of the notorious Sharon ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychological
Plot: cult, cult leader, serial murder, manipulation, murder, coercion, interview, criminal, confession, stabbed to death, hippie, death ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
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 6.8
 2K
Borstal Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, touching, gloomy
Plot: gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, ira, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, boarding school life, gay, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe
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 6.2
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, unlikely partners, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Separated from his daughter, a father with an intellectual disability must prove his innocence when he is jailed for the death of a commander's child.
Style: sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, twist ending
Plot: father daughter relationship, prison, mentally challenged, arrest, little girl, cell mate, jail cell, love, friendship, false accusation, injustice, couples ...
Time: year 2004, year 1983
Place: turkey
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Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story about a mentally ill man wrongfully accused of murder and his relationship with his lovingly adorable 6 year old daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sincere, bad ending ...
Plot: mentally challenged, innocent, prison, friendship, parents and children, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, false accusation, father daughter relationship, prison life, court, jail cell ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 7.1
 4K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, prison, murder, violence, muslim, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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 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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 6.3
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The Visitor (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy lives with his mother on a farm surrounded by deep forest in the remote wilds of the Finnish countryside. From time to time, the boy visits his father - a man of great violence - in prison. Locked in the stable is an unruly horse, the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: student film
Plot: childhood, farm, countryside, stranger, mute, mysterious character, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, child's point of view, boy, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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The Color of Freedom (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France, Belgium, South Africa, Italy, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison life, interracial relations, apartheid, self discovery, human spirit, leadership, fighting the system, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south africa, africa
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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, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, plot twist, criminal heroes, hopes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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Trinity and Sartana Are Coming (1972)
Genre: Western, Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sartana and Trinity set out on a grudging relationship hell bent for gold and comic brawls. - East West DVD sleeve
Plot: jail cell, six shooter, bar brawl, bank robbery, machine gun, repeating rifle, gatling gun, old west, pistol, cowboy hat, revolver, cowboy and outlaw ...
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 5.8
 16K
Last Shift (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop's world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with Paymon - King Of Hell. Officer Jessica Loren has the last shift at a transitioning police station, assigned to wait for a crew picking up bio-hazard waste from the ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, tense, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police station, ghosts, female protagonist, cult, locked in, policewoman, mask, jail cell, cult leader, rookie, police officer ...
Place: california
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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Throughout his upbringing, unnatural phenomena surround Leon. He is plagued with a terrible curse, over which he exercises no control. During the full moon he changes into a ferocious beast, initiating an orgy of indiscriminate killing. His love for ...
Style: cult film, scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic
Plot: werewolf, orphan, dirty old man, wolfman, blood, murder, rape, jail cell, mute, silver bullet, escapades, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: spain
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Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison fight, prison life, confined, fist fighting, prison, boxing, contests and competitions, tournament, convict, martial arts, heroes, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 339K
The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, superhero, gangsters, dual identity, fall in love, social misfits, alter ego, transformation, one man army, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by ...
Style: dark humor, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, mad scientist, prison, violence, experiment, convict, insanity, danger, doctor, laboratory, survival, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, brutality, convict, crimes, danger, gang, child killer, confinement indoors, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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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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 5.7
 1K
Alive (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, experiment, danger, confined, vengeance, death row, martial arts, prison life, adventure, imaginary, human experimentation ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 90K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
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 7.6
 128K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 7.7
 84K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.0
 302
Zig Zag (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.
Plot: prison, jail cell, escape, reward, murder witness, brain tumor, insurance investigator, jury, surgeon, lawyer, lapd, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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