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 serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with prison violence, prison, violence, blood, murder, prison fight, gun, revenge, fight and gunfight plots mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison violence: Death Race (2008), Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018), Rainbow (2010), In Hell (2003), Bloodsport 2 (1996), Beyond the Walls (2012), The Irishman (2019), Shot Caller (2017), Women in Cages (1971), House of Women (1962).

List of prison violence movies

 6.4
 198K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, car chase, tough heroes, car race, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, heroes, racing ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
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Death Race 4: 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: rough, brutal, bloody, exciting, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, mask, criminal heroes, prison violence, prison, undercover cop, death, blood, fictional reality show, sex scene, guilty pleasure, championship ...
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 8.3
 2K
Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, 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: tense, exciting, psychological, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: gay rape, prison, courage, friendship, prison violence, freedom, male camaraderie, escape, prisoner, revenge, boxing, brutality ...
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 6.2
 19K
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, survival, prison life, heroes, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation, vengeance, redemption, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
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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: female prisoner, prison, women's prison, jail cell, women in prison, strip search, violence against women, prison guard, prison violence, prison warden, prisoner, rape ...
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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: realistic, serious, intense, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, prison life, rivalry, contests and competitions, mixed martial arts, heroes, prison brawl, ambition, tough heroes, fistfight, prison violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: hong kong
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Beyond the Walls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, musician, love affair, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, fall in love, gay, homosexual, gay sex, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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 7.9
 328K
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: tense, exciting, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, italian mafia, labor union, hitman, money, organized crime, life, high society, father daughter relationship, bribery, prison, murder ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, chicago illinois, florida, cuba ...
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 7.3
 73K
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, twist ending, suspense, tense
Plot: prison, prison gang, skinhead, violence, criminal, gang, prisoner, murder, undercover cop, desperation, existentialism, prison riot ...
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female whipping, women's prison, jungle, prison, sadism, women in prison, frame up, prostitute, drug abuse, exploitation, guillotine, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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 6.1
 222
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: rough, disturbing, bleak, emotional, tense ...
Plot: prison, women's prison, strong female presence, legal action, confined, life is a bitch, legal, rehabilitation, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, righting the wronged, injustice ...
Time: 60s
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 6.7
 5K
The Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, hidden identity, crime, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, false accusation, crimes, family life, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, rough, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Plot: cooking and food, serial killer, murder, restaurant, psychopath, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, investigation, deadly, goofy hero, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, macau
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 5.0
 209
Hidden Crimes (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julia Carver is a young entrepreneur with a normal life, receiving the bitter news that his brother has been jailed. Since then, his life is complicated, because he must take care of his nephew, a teenager that causes many problems. What's ...
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, motel sex, jazz club, jazz musician, secret code, psychopath, black bra and panties, swimming in underwear, kidnapping, prison violence, bank robbery, safe ...
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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: seinen, bloody
Plot: gore, prison, violence, martial arts, murder, revenge, fight, post apocalypse, super strength, graphic violence, eyeglasses, rainstorm ...
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, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: dinosaur, tyrannosaurus rex, animal attack, criminal, prisoner, eaten alive, police, attack, part animation, scientist, adventure, experiment ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, espionage, prison life, confined, danger, state affairs, life is a bitch, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, soviet union, new jersey
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, ridiculous, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, coup d'etat, heroic mission, secret agents, undercover, daring rescue, race against time, government agency, save the day, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, virginia, u.s. capitol building
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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: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, crime, manhunt, dishonesty, crimes, heist, heroes, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
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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: bleak, uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, strike, struggle, terrorist, human spirit, british, ira ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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 6.4
 39K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison escape, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 6.8
 46K
Life (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: life sentence, prison life, escape attempt, criminal, redemption, african american, frame up, dishonesty, life is a bitch, partners, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 90s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932 ...
Place: mississippi, new york, usa, mississippi river, southern usa ...
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Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes, partners, rivalry, master criminal, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
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 4.6
 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: futuristic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, microchip, on the run, prisoner, chase, race against time, heroes, rivalry, surveillance, outer space, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future
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 5.9
 27K
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, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, heroes, prison life, fighting the system, rescue, rebellion, mind control, heroic mission, androids and robots, danger, captivity ...
Time: future, year 2017, 80s
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, crimes, danger, chases and races, heroes, father daughter relationship, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
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 6.9
 277K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, airplane, convict, helicopter, one man army, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, united states, san francisco ...
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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: convict, karate, pump action shotgun, blood, foot chase, shotgun, martial arts, illegal fistfight, martial artist, prison fight, blood splatter, showdown ...
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 6.7
 427
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, crimes, law enforcement, snitch, police investigation, manhunt, police officer, friends, criminal heroes, partners, crime, prison violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2002, year 2000, year 2001 ...
Place: europe, germany
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