Prison violence movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prison violence movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with prison violence, prison, violence, prisoner, blood, prison life, crimes, confined, prison fight and murder plots mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, Japan, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison violence: Convict (2014), In Hell (2003), A Gentle Creature (2017), Rainbow (2010), Shot Caller (2017), Women in Cages (1971), Locked Up (2015), The Prison (2017), Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018), Bloodsport 2 (1996).

List of prison violence movies

 5.4
 2K
Convict (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in the dark and old Parramatta prison built by the original convicts our lead character Ray a war veteran finds himself serving 18 months for manslaughter after defending his fiance. He soon realizes that the prison boss has it in for him and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: prison violence, prison, male objectification, gang, humiliation, convict, prisoner, jailed, prison life, confined, jail, criminal ...
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 6.1
 20K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: harsh, emotional, intense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, revenge, prison, prison violence, prison escape, murder, redemption, vengeance, prison life, corruption, violence, warden ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, latin america, california, new jersey, ireland ...
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A Gentle Creature (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story A Gentle Creature about a woman who travels to a prison in a remote region to track down her incarcerated husband.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison violence, prison, fighting the system, violence, prison guard, fight for justice, social problems, prison visit, society, injustice, female protagonist, social injustice ...
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 8.3
 3K
Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: About ten years after the Second World War, a group of juvenile offenders are sent to the Shounan Special Reform School, a kind of juvenile detention center, to deal with the atrocities and injustices they experienced in the war.
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, prison violence, gay rape, pedophile, juvenile prison, courage, friendship, freedom, brutality, escape, male camaraderie, revenge ...
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 7.3
 87K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, suspense, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison gang, prisoner, gang, skinhead, criminal, tattoo, organized crime, estranged father, prison life, criminal heroes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Women in Cages (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Carol Jeffries is a naive American woman staying in the Philippines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then ...
Style: biting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women's prison, exploitation, prison, female whipping, sadism, women in prison, rape, sexploitation, jungle, female prisoner, lesbian sex, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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 8.2
 23K
Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, prison guard, lesbian, jail, women's prison, female homosexuality, corruption, life is a bitch, women in prison, false accusation, prisoner ...
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 6.5
 2K
The Prison (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-police inspector discovers that the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate running a crime syndicate and becomes part of the crime empire.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: prison, crimes, jailed, prison violence, jail, crime boss, prisoner, outlaw gang, prison gang, syndicate, prison life, gang ...
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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: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: women's prison, prison, female prisoner, prison warden, prison violence, prisoner, prison guard, violence against women, sexploitation, rape, erotica, female nudity ...
Place: japan
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Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, prison violence, female nudity, fictional reality show, undercover cop, death, insanity, championship, criminal heroes, car accident, media coverage, sex scene ...
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 4.8
 3K
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. One of the guards, Demon, feels upset by Alex appearance and tortures him as often as he gets the ...
Style: intense, suspense, serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison brawl, master warrior, contests and competitions, rivalry, prison life, mixed martial arts, tournament, underground fighting, heroes, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
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 5.1
 4K
Riot (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Copper Jack Stone purposefully orchestrates a bank robbery in order to be thrown into prison with the notorious Russian kingpin Balam. Balam is more than just a mob criminal; he's a very cunning and dangerous lord who controls the police force ...
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison riot, prison violence, prisoner, jailed, murderer, vengeance, russian mafia, confined, gang, mafioso, maximum security prison ...
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One of Us Is Lying (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: detention, high school, jailed, confined, prison, jail, crimes, young adult, prison violence, prisoner, prison riot, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.7
 2K
Baki Hanma (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: To gain the skills he needs to surpass his powerful father, Baki enters Arizona State Prison to take on the notorious inmate known as Mr. Unchained.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, brutal
Plot: prison fight, fight, prison brawl, martial arts, warrior, combat, fistfight, prison violence, ambition, jailed, scuffle, prison ...
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 7.8
 386K
The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: exciting, tense, inspirational, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: mafia, organized crime, labor union, italian mafia, gangsters, murder, killer as protagonist, high society, prison, arrest, hitman, old man ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, year 1973 ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, ireland, florida ...
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Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, dishonesty, crimes, martial arts, revenge, gangsters, fistfight, heroic bloodshed, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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 6.7
 442
12 Winter (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on one of the most spectacular series of bank robberies in Germany, Zwölf Winter tells the story of Klaus and Mike, two criminals who became friends in prison. When they happen to meet each other again after they have been released they begin ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police officer, heist, law enforcement, crimes, snitch, observation, prison life, prison violence, husband wife relationship, night vision ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, year 1993, year 1996 ...
Place: europe, germany
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 5.0
 1K
Animal 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Now serving a life sentence for murder, James "Animal" Allen returns to fighting for cash in order to help his troubled son on the outside. However, with his newfound fame as a fighter, Animal uncovers a jailhouse conspiracy that threatens ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, martial arts, false accusation, prison life, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, rivalry, empire, gangsters, muscleman, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: political, bleak, sexy, poignant, bloody ...
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, working class, betrayal, politics, prison, british, ira, human spirit, irish republican army, death, irish ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe, vatican
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 5.9
 29K
Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cyborgs, isolation, mind control, maximum security prison, androids and robots, escape, heroes, prison life, fighting the system, rescue, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017
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The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later, on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate, and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of ...
Style: disturbing, bloody, slasher, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, prison, cannibalism, violent, food, crimes, murder, restaurant, cooking and food, torture, cannibal, monster ...
Time: 80s
Place: china, macau, asia, hong kong
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 6.1
 331
House of Women (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An innocent, pregnant prison inmate (Shirley Knight) becomes the bad warden's (Andrew Duggan) personal favorite.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, prisoner, bad girl, strong female lead, injustice, family relations, righting the wronged, rehabilitation, legal action, confined, legal ...
Time: 60s
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Riki-Oh: The Wall of Hell (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The story follows Saiga Riki-Oh, a young man blessed with inhuman strength. After taking revenge against a yakuza boss who was responsible for the death of his girlfriend, he ends up in a maximum security prison owned by a private organization.
Style: disturbing, seinen, bloody
Plot: superhero, prison, fight, post apocalypse, super strength, martial arts, revenge, murder, gory violence, rainstorm, drugs, bloodbath ...
Place: japan
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Jurassic City (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a top-secret laboratory is unexpectedly breached, thousands of rampaging raptors are unleashed on Los Angeles! A black-ops unit is mobilized to contain the creatures before they cause city-wide chaos. Simultaneously, a truckload of raptors is ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: dinosaur, monster, tyrannosaurus rex, eaten alive, criminal, prisoner, attack, police, scientist, survival, adventure, experiment ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, violence, torture, kgb, stereotypes, politics, false accusation, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, prison life, american abroad ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, new jersey, helsinki finland, ussr
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xXx: State of the Union (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, espionage, betrayal, u.s. president, fight, heroes, coup d'etat, heroic mission, undercover, daring rescue, secret agents, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, virginia
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Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, world war two, rescue mission, nazi, rescue, heroes, prison, behind enemy lines, training, mission, tough guy, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, east germany, europe, london
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 4.5
 7K
Fortress 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 7 years on from the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run. Finally, they give in, and surrender, only to find themselves imprisoned in a new, more sophisticated fortress prison in outer space. But Brennick's not ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the run, race against time, chase, rivalry, heroes, surveillance, heroic mission, isolation, totalitarian regime, mind control, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, crimes, rescue, one man army, father daughter relationship, heroes, prison, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
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Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Don Wilson returns to the screen as a man unjustly accused of a brutal crime. Within the prison he must fight for survival, freedom and justice.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, kickboxing, illegal fistfight, fight to the death, chase, prison, female nudity, convict, prison fight, martial artist ...
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