Prisoner of war camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prisoner of war camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, touching and dramatic films and TV shows about / with prisoner of war camp, world war two, pow, death, war, military, soldier, violence, danger and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prisoner of war camp: Changi (2001), The Edge (2010), The Way Back (2010), Katyn (2007), 1971 (2007), Laugh or Die (2018), The Border (2007), The First Grader (2010), Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012).

List of prisoner of war camp movies

 8.2
 364
Changi (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: Changi is a six-part Australian television miniseries broadcast by ABC TV in 2001. It originally aired from 14 October 2001 to 18 November 2001.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, contemplative
Plot: pow, world war two, war crime, prisoner of war camp, survival, wartime life, military, prison life, friendship, buddies, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: singapore, australia, japan
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 6.5
 3K
The Edge (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: gulag, soldier, rivalry, train, prison life, captivity, pow, ex military, wilderness, danger, confined, prisoner of war camp ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.3
 111K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, escape, prison escape, journey, gulag, pow, danger, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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 7.0
 16K
Katyn (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Style: disturbing, heartbreaking, sentimental, sad, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, world war two, nazism, survival, war, captivity, military life, life is a bitch, battles, against humanity, confined, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: poland, russia, europe, soviet union, germany ...
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 8.1
 2K
1971 (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: pow, escape, military, army, prisoner of war camp, soldier, courage, freedom, danger, sacrifice, death, honor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir
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 6.8
 772
Laugh or Die (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Parikka, the actor once called the Funniest Man in Finland, and his troupe are about to be executed for the atrocities committed during the Civil War in Finland. Jaeger Lieutenant Nyborg, an admirer of Parikka, suspects a definite miscarriage of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: island prison, humour, stage play, prisoner, firing squad, theater, theatre group, pow, rehearsal, actor, security guard, post war ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s
Place: germany, finland
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 6.7
 921
The Border (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: military, military officer, fall in love, independence, violence, prisoner of war camp, army, duty, russian, teacher, civil war, border guard ...
Time: year 1918
Place: finland, soviet union
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Burnt by the Sun 2: Intercession (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, soldier, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, war, life is a bitch, battles, family relations, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, year 1943
Place: russia
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The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, education, teacher, village, hopes, social relations, human spirit, fighting the system, dedicated educator, ex military, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963, 1950s, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
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Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany, May 1945, deep in the Harz Mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans preparing to ambush U.S. supply trucks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, military, world war two, soldier, against the odds, war, military life, save the day, battles, danger, hopes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: germany, europe
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, assassination, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, september 11 2001 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
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The Blue Kite (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: prisoner of war camp, revolution, politics, labor camp, society, rebellion, unfulfillment, state affairs, life is a bitch, political unrest, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: china, asia, california, tokyo, japan
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 7.6
 4K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
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Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, battles, escape, machine gun, helicopter, booby trap, swat team, bomb, jungle warfare, prisoner of war camp, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1973, 70s
Place: vietnam
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1942, British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, war, prisoner of war camp, war crime, captivity, anti war, escape attempt, undisciplined, atrocity, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1936, year 1946 ...
Place: japan, asia, australia, indonesia, tokyo
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He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: adventure, native americans, manhunt, pow, soldier, escapades, treason, captivity, war, danger, chases and races, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
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 6.2
 946
Memoir of Pain (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: June 1944, France is still under the German Occupation. The writer Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife, Marguerite, writer and resistant, was torn by the anguish of not having her news and her ...
Style: serious, romantic, heartbreaking, melancholic, factual ...
Plot: gestapo, french resistance, female writer, nazism, world war two, nazi occupation, concentration camp, female protagonist, beach, sea, end of war, police officer ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.8
 3K
Colditz (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, exciting, tense
Plot: world war two, pow, soldier, military, castle, prison life, love triangle, romance, love and romance, battles, confined, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939
Place: europe, germany, warsaw poland
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Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two UCLA coeds have engine trouble in small Southern town. When they spurn the local sheriff's advances he arranges for them to be taken to the women's prison on trivial charges (the judge is a cousin), where they must endure atrocities at ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, racism, small town, sexual abuse, women's prison, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, deadly, society ...
Time: 70s
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Achtung! The Desert Tigers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Durng World War II, an American major is captured by the Germans and thrown into a POW camp run by a sadistic Nazi officer, whose main pleasures are whipping the local female population and torturing prisoners. The major organizes an escape attempt ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: whip, experiment, perversion, sadism, dominatrix, urination, sexploitation, sexual abuse, prisoner of war camp, sadist, female nudity, nazi officer ...
Time: 1940s
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 5.5
 446
Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, couples, woman in danger, danger, fugitives, crimes, isolation, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
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Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Jewish girl and an Aryan, both German, are in love in pre-war times. WW2 breaks up, he is sent to fight for the Nazi flag and she is arrested and sent to serve as a prostitute in camp 27 where disobedience is punishable only by death! She decides ...
Style: erotic
Plot: degradation, revenge, cruelty, sadism, nazism, prison, doctor, nazi officer, prostitution, pubic hair, perversity, fingering ...
Time: 1940s
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The Cowra Breakout (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the ...
Plot: wristwatch, massacre, seppuku, drawing, mass suicide, bayonet, farm, machine gun, world war two, diary, sake, prisoner of war camp ...
Place: australia
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Planet of the Apes (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: slavery, wormhole, space travel, future dystopia, astronaut, time travel, space station, adventure, alternate reality, survival, danger, parallel world ...
Time: future, year 2001, 2000s, 2020s
Place: washington d.c.
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Tropical Inferno (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A group of female freedom-fighters led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somwhere in the South American jungle. None of them will reveal the secrets of their organisation or the names of their collaborators ...
Style: psychotronic, sexploitation film
Plot: bare butt woman, naked woman, female prisoner, butt naked, small breasts, swimming, natural breasts, champagne, breasts, helmet, agony, blood ...
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Holocaust Part Two - The Memories, Delusions, Revenge (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A secret group of Jewish activists locate and murder the doctors and soldiers who tortured their relations in a notorious extermination camp.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: revenge, exploitation, sexploitation, vengeance, hypnosis, murder, gang rape, flashback, sadist, world war two, degradation, holocaust ...
Time: 70s, 1940s
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, beautiful scenery, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, survival, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: singapore, japan, asia, indonesia, australia ...
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 7.2
 994
Devil's Island (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, dark humor
Plot: friendship, suburbs, world war two, society, crumbling marriage, love and romance, romance, starting over, midlife crisis, family gatherings, working class, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: iceland, europe
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What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A by-the-book Captain is ordered to capture a strategic village in Italy. The Italian soldiers are willing to surrender, if they can have a festival first. The lieutenant convinces the Captain this is the only way. Because of aerial reconnaissance, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: world war two, soldier, surrender, village, social relations, military, unlikely partners, buddies, lifestyle, war, power relations, village life ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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