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, suspenseful, suspense, serious, captivating and humorous films and TV shows about / with released from prison, prison, violence, ex convict, crimes, murder, death, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief) and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Italy, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as released from prison: Kin (2018), End of Sentence (2019), Text (2019), Nobody's Fool (2018), A Twelve-Year Night (2018), Thriller (2018), Gloria Mundi (2019), N.O.I.R. (2015), Tomorrow You're Gone (2012), The Fake (2013).

List of released from prison movies

 5.8
 15K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
Style: suspense, social, serious, ambiguous ending, brutal ...
Plot: brother, weapons, abusive parent, released from prison, gun shooting, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, murder, adopted son, father son relationship, soldier, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: nevada, iowa, nebraska, detroit, las vegas
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End of Sentence (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Newly widowed Frank Fogle embarks on a journey to Ireland to scatter his late wife’s ashes. His estranged son, Sean, recently released from prison, agrees to join only when his father promises that they’ll never see each other again following ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: father son relationship, road trip, released from prison, last wish, death of wife, father son estrangement, ferry, car theft, bald woman, dublin ireland, airport, motorcycle ...
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 6.7
 2K
Text (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ilya Goryunov has spent seven years in prison on false charges of drug trafficking. When Ilya is free he realizes that the old life that he yearned for is no more. Although he did not intend to take revenge on the man who sent him to prison, now ...
Style: sexy, suspense, cynical, disturbing, avant garde ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, sexual relations, female nudity, lust, revenge, male protagonist, sexual desire, frame up, wrongful conviction, anger, drinking, falsely accused ...
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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
Plot: ex convict, sister, alcohol abuse, alcoholics anonymous, marketing, coffee shop, parole, sister sister relationship, released from prison, fall in love, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: 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, realistic, psychological, tense, based on true events
Plot: politics, prison, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, chess, latin american history, letter writing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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 3.6
 965
Thriller (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Years after a childhood prank goes horribly wrong, a clique of South Central LA teens find themselves terrorized during Homecoming weekend by a killer hell-bent on revenge.
Style: scary, unusual plot structure, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: slasher, revenge, high school, homecoming, released from prison, high school teacher, brother sister relationship, accidental death, mentally challenged, single mother, teenager, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.1
 590
Gloria Mundi (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Daniel leaves prison. He returns to Marseilles where Mathilda, his daughter, has just given birth. Nicolas, his spouse, a self-employed driver, is exhausted while Mathilda is a sales assistant on a trial basis. But, one night, Nicolas is assaulted ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, talky, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: egoism, extramarital affair, muslim, infidelity, prison, baby, prostitute, racism, humiliation, police, taxi driver, drugs ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france, europe
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 6.5
 69
N.O.I.R. (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: NOIR chronicles the lives of four people living in a neighborhood plagues by poverty and violence, aspiring to freedom and happiness. Kadhafi, a 26 year old aspiring rapper and ex-member of a street gang, just out of prison, wants to steer clear of ...
Style: psychological, touching, contemplative, unusual plot structure, sentimental ...
Plot: organized crime, drug dealer, teenage boy, gang member, rapper, released from prison, immigrants, gang, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, teen romance, couples ...
Place: montreal, canada
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Tomorrow You're Gone (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the road, unlikely couple, crime gone awry, crimes, redemption, revenge, released from prison, danger, pursuit, profanity, hopes, romancing a criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.9
 663
The Fake (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: village life, society, cons and scams, clergy, village, homecoming, released from prison, family relations, danger, social relations, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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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, suspense, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, surveillance, gang, crime, crimes, wiretap, safecracker, one last job, mafia, jewel theft, surveillance camera, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 3K
South Wind (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia
TV show
Story: A young member of a gang in Belgrade puts his family in danger when he angers a mafia boss.
Style: intense, exciting, disturbing, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug traffic, strong violent content, organized crime, drug smuggling, haunted by the past, destiny, danger, gang war, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, car chase ...
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 5.6
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Love and Mary (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mary is a sophisticated pastry chef who's struggling to keep the doors of her bakery open. Facing eviction, she decides to return back home with her fiancé, Brent, to collect a sizable engagement gift from her eccentric Texan family. But, when ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, twins, romance, couples, comedy of errors, cons and scams, hidden identity, disorder, store, eviction, bakery, chef ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?
Plot: killing spree, slasher, love triangle, scythe, murder, serial killer, knitting, washed up star, garage, working out, entrapment, store ...
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The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, biting ...
Plot: school, martial arts, politics, heroes, rebellion, anti hero, strong violent content, injustice, rebelliousness, racism, idealism, political unrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1972, year 1968
Place: arizona, usa, vietnam
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 6.5
 1K
Tap (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, tap dancing, dance, tap dance, destiny, friends, introspection, starting over, interracial relations, blues, r&b, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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 7.1
 775
Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: death in the family, village, prison, dysfunctional family, vengeance, down on your luck, prison life, small town, family life, village life, social differences, small town life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, inquisition, dungeon, witch, danger, good versus evil, clergy, supernatural, religions or cults, woman in danger, heretic, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.3
 13K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crimes, crime, friendship, redemption, opposites attract, couples, social differences, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, london, england, brighton, britain
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 7.2
 23K
Dogman (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense, controversial
Plot: revenge, cocaine, drug dealing, murder, drug addict, dog, friendship, beaten up, father daughter relationship, nightclub, robbery, humiliation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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Stateline Motel (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After robbing a jewellery shop in Canada, two Americans arrange a meeting near the US borders in order to split the loot. One of them has an accident with his car on his way there and gets stuck in an isolated motel until his car is fixed. The owner ...
Plot: love, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, female star appears nude, male objectification, jewel thief, female nudity, hotel, jewel, sex, on the run, hiding place ...
Place: montreal quebec, montreal
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Death Rides a Horse (1967)
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, frame up, vengeance, old west, betrayal, outlaw, bank robbery, criminal, sheriff, jail, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico
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 7.2
 11K
Wild Rose (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, humorous, disturbing, captivating
Plot: country music, women's prison, mother daughter relationship, bigger dreams, female protagonist, mother daughter reunion, promise, musician, rehearsal, band, release from prison, singer ...
Time: year 1943
Place: nashville tennessee, glasgow scotland, scotland, london
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The Trouble with You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild ...
Style: romantic, uplifting, psychological, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: guilt, husband wife relationship, police, female police officer, policewoman, fall in love, love and romance, redemption, love affair, adaptation, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south of france
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White Slaves of Chinatown (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The beautiful, brutal Olga procures prostitutes and pushes heroin for the syndicate, confining and torturing her pretty victims in a private dungeon located in New York City's sinister Chinatown.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: dungeon, chinatown, captive, prostitute, torture, dominatrix, drug addict, abortion, doctor, sadism, lesbian, white slavery ...
Place: new york
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 6.0
 41K
Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, fbi, criminal's revenge, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, testimony, couple relations, witnessing a crime, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, united states, detroit
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 5.5
 301
Cool Breeze (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A paroled crook masterminds a $3 million jewelry theft to fund a bank for businessmen.
Plot: heist, robbery, ex convict, fistfight, alcohol, tunnel, safecracker, laser gun, jewel thief, police lineup, cash register, fence ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, texas, california
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Get Charlie Tully (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and after Charlie is released is about to tell ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: on the run, heist, cons and scams, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chase, crimes, gangsters, love and romance, crime, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy, london, europe, england, italy ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: incest, revenge, warden, paternity revealed, parole officer, prison, dishonesty, criminal heroes, one last job, haunted by the past, cons and scams, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, toronto ontario canada, brazil
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Up to His Ears (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Up the Himalayas... Up the Yang-tze... Up in a balloon... Up-stage with a stripper... Up-town in Hong Kong... You can't keep a great adventurer down
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous, cult film
Plot: on the run, adventure, danger, goofy hero, disorder, dull life, on the road, love and romance, assassination attempt, crimes, escapades, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: nepal, asia, himalaya, hong kong, india
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