Released from prison movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant released from prison movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with released from prison, prison, murder, flashback, violence, revenge, ex convict, suspense, death and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as released from prison: Boy A (2007), A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010), Stand Up Guys (2012), 102 Dalmatians (2000), Leo (2002), Night Comes On (2018), Brothers (2009), The Harder They Fall (2021), The Wendell Baker Story (2005), The Last Ride (2004).

List of released from prison movies

 7.6
 38K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, childhood, going straight, haunted by the past, released from prison, redemption, rehabilitation, starting over, dysfunctional family, child abuse, murder, melancholy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After serving a 12-year sentence for killing the man that slept with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: dark humor, childbirth, going straight, family relations, snitch, parents and children, rivalry, gangsters, released from prison, ex convict, criminal, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, europe
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 6.4
 56K
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly paroled gangster Val reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc and Hirsch, for a night on the town. As the three men revisit old haunts, reflect on their ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, funny, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aging, gangsters, friendship, gang, life philosophy, redemption, released from prison, mafia, criminal heroes, female nudity, partners in crime, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 4.8
 38K
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: fairy tale, light, feel good, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, animals, dalmatian, disney, talking animals, children, puppy, released from prison, chase, happy ending, warden, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, tower bridge london ...
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 6.5
 1K
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: released from prison, infidelity, prison, going straight, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, suspense, hot and sexy ...
Time: 60s
Place: mississippi
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Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: sister sister relationship, foster home, released from prison, juvenile delinquent, estranged father, coming of age, haunted by the past, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, african american, birthday, memory ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 7.1
 133K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: war, family problems, adultery, military, marital infidelity, presumed dead, american soldier, brothers, dysfunctional family, soldier, suspicion, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan, iraq, usa
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The Harder They Fall (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, anamorphic, perverse
Plot: old west, released from prison, murder, revenge, outlaw gang, revelation, fight, violence, vengeance, criminal, crooked sheriff, stagecoach ...
Time: future, victorian era, 19th century
Place: usa, texas
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The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prison, released from prison, redemption, misfit, disorder, friendship, siblings relations, criminal heroes, hopes, starting over, dishonesty, optimism ...
Place: texas, usa
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The Last Ride (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl, the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street racing, revenge, ex convict, chase, car chase, released from prison, rivalry, law enforcement, parents and children, murder, suspense, reconciliation ...
Time: year 1970
Place: usa, san diego california
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The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, friendship, released from prison, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete and trainer, sport, love, running ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 2.8
 401
Bloodbrothers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 30-year-old Jon is released after seven years in prison and decides to put all his criminal activities behind him and start a new life.
Plot: released from prison, ex convict, starting over, one last job, heist, cocaine, art theft, library, brother brother relationship
Place: eastern europe
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 6.3
 166
Délivrez-Moi (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After spending a decade in prison, Annie returns to her hometown, and tries to reconnect with her now-adolescent daughter Sophie.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: released from prison, child custody, murder, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, ex convict, island, small town, suspense, nude, sex, flashback ...
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 6.9
 49K
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: inspirational, captivating, thought provoking, touching, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: basketball, prison, sport, redemption, college, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, hip hop, forgiveness, parent child relationship, released from prison, warden ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.7
 6K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: prostitute, starting over, love affair, homecoming, released from prison, family relations, reconciliation, life is a bitch, hopes, society, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: black sea, turkey
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, tense, political ...
Plot: politics, prison, military dictatorship, political prisoner, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, writers, criminal justice, violent, male objectification ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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Remember My Name (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: stalking, released from prison, ex convict, revenge, killer, obsession, small town, being followed, manipulative woman, arrest, ex husband ex wife relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 222K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, suspense, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, gang, gunfight, prison, violence ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 7K
Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey, Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he's been dead for over twenty years.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: kurd, haunted by the past, love triangle, tragic love, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic hero, confined, lovers apart, injustice, selflessness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, turkey, istanbul turkey, kurdistan ...
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False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, released from prison, nypd, flashback, fictional country, police procedural, deadly, decapitated body
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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Everyday God Kisses Us on the Mouth (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dumitru is a two-faceted killer: he kills animals and called a hunter, and kills people, and branded as an assassin. Dumitru is just out of prison, for the first time since the fall of communism. Even on the train taking him home, he is planning to ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Plot: serial murder, loneliness, extramarital affair, gambler, betrayal, murder, husband wife relationship, marriage, love, journey, self loathing, adultery ...
Place: romania
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 6.8
 358
Magic Mirror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Portugal
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, offbeat
Plot: society, obsession, dull life, dishonesty, religions or cults, cons and scams, social differences, estate, ex convict, released from prison, religion, virgin mary ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portugal, europe, venice
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 7.0
 120
Monarch Cove (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Monarch Cove is a prime time telenovela that premiered on Lifetime Television on November 4, 2006. It ran for 14 episodes, ending on December 16, 2006.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: starting over, destructive relationship, family problems, dishonesty, homecoming, infidelity, wrongfully committed, released from prison, resort, female protagonist, wrongful imprisonment, small town ...
Time: 21st century
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Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, twist ending, spooky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, law enforcement, confined, group of strangers, heroes, save the day, released from prison, fight, brutality, tragedy, brother sister relationship, suspense ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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 6.2
 3K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: prison, gang, prison riot, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, redemption, confined, murder, family life, dishonesty, rivalry ...
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Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, romantic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, high school life, high school, teachers and students, fish out of water, school, happy ending, sister sister relationship, robbery, released from prison, cons and scams, teenager ...
Time: future, 2010s, 18th century, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.3
 154K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, clever, psychological, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, mafia, addiction, casino, law student, suspense, card playing, ambition, gambling debt, poker player ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, new york, texas, las vegas, atlantic city ...
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Nobody's Fool (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman, who gets released from prison and reunites with her sister, discovers she is in an online relationship with a man who may be "catfishing" her.
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, humorous
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ex convict, sister, alcohol abuse, parole, marketing, released from prison, sister sister relationship, fall in love, friendship, society, sex scene, women ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Anderson Tapes (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thief (Duke Anderson) just released from ten years in jail, takes up with his old girlfriend (Ingrid) in her posh apartment. He makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is recorded on audio and video ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, neo noir, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, heist, home invasion, police, surveillance camera, safe, gang, robbery, released from prison, wiretap, jewel theft, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, interesting ...
Plot: revenge, prison, paternity revealed, warden, crime boss, father daughter relationship, one last job, dishonesty, criminal heroes, twists and turns, cons and scams, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, brazil, toronto ontario canada
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