Island prison movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant island prison movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with island prison, prison, island, prison escape, prisoner, escape, revenge, confined, violence and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as island prison: Papillon (2017), Laugh or Die (2018), Caged Women (1980), Inmate Zero (2020), Revenger (2018), Contrainte par corps (1988), Barbed Wire Dolls (1976), The Count of Monte Cristo (1973), Terminal Island (1973), King of Devil's Island (2010).

List of island prison movies

Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: suspense, factual, homoerotic, brutal
Plot: prison escape, solitary, prison, prison life, survival, safecracker, friendship, human spirit, jungle, island prison, escape plan, escape ...
Time: year 1970, year 1969, 1930s
Place: south america, colombia, venezuela, france, paris france
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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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Caged Women (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band together to try to overthrow Carla and escape the island.
Style: erotic
Plot: women's prison, vagina spreading, island prison, brothel, lesbian sex, gang rape, corruption, nude fight, forced prostitution, female homosexuality, female masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Inmate Zero (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film follows a group of doctors, guards and violent prisoners on St Leonards Island in the north Atlantic, who must unite when a rampant disease threatens the high security units.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: zombie, zombie outbreak, disease, undead, quarantine, prisoner, infestation, maximum security prison, human experiment, colony, social isolation, medical malpractice ...
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Revenger (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hell-bent on avenging the murder of his family, a former detective infiltrates a remote island that serves as a prison for vicious death row criminals.
Style: suspense, exciting, brutal, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, confined, revenge, vengeance, retribution, murderer, prison, danger, vigilantism, murder, death of wife, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Contrainte par corps (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Frenchwoman Claire, resting with her friend on an island in the Mediterranean Sea, becoms the victim of harassment by the local police commissioner Castes. Accused for disturbing public order, and then in the drug trade, she gets to the ...
Plot: corruption, vacation, island, nightmare, prison, women's prison, island prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), boyfriend girlfriend relationship, handcuffs, wrongful conviction, female nudity ...
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The Island of the Bloody Plantation (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An adventure movie by Kurt Raab.
Plot: iron, homosexual, death, coconut, gang rape, women in prison, female prisoner, island, prison, whip, pubic hair, punishment ...
Place: the philippines
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Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After killing her father who had attempted to rape her, Maria da Guerra is sentenced to prison for life. The wardress is a sadistic lesbian without mercy or humanity. Upon her arrival Maria is taken to a special section for mentally disturbed ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, sadistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: women's prison, humiliation, sadism, torture, violence, dominatrix, rape, female protagonist, terror, prison warden, bondage, lesbian ...
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1973)
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cartoon adaptation of the classic of world literature by Alexandre Dumas, which tells the dramatic odyssey of Edmond Dantes since he's unjustly accused and sentenced for life.
Plot: sword fight, ship, swashbuckler, island prison
Time: 19th century
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Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, escape, custody, survival, prison life, death row, wilderness, transplant, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s
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The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
Style: suspense
Plot: cannibal, cannibalism, execution, confession, hunger, convict, survival, hanging, australian western, clones, rain forest, brutality ...
Place: australia, sydney australia, ireland
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King of Devil's Island (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: punishment, prison life, island, beating, child abuse, sexual abuse, humiliation, juvenile detention, riot, escape attempt, rebellion, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: norway, eastern europe, scandinavia, poland, japan
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The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
TV show
Story: A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ...
Plot: treasure, secret identity, prison escape, sailor, death of friend, false accusation, conspiracy, jealousy, revenge, canceled wedding, prison, island prison
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, marseille, marseille provence
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Tin Man (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, intense, stylized, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, fantasy world, magical, witch, good versus evil, wizard of oz, friendship, journey, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, youth ...
Place: kansas
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Proteus (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exquisite period piece that skillfully explores the intersections of sex, race and politics takes place in 18th century South Africa, telling the passionate (true) story of two men caught in an unjust system rife with racism, homophobia and ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: interracial relations, prison, racism, island, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, prison life, confined, legal, life is a bitch, opposites attract ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, quarry
Place: south africa, africa, amsterdam
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No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, prison, jungle, prison guard, escape, survival, chase, prisoner, adventure, confined, uninhibited rivalry, prison life ...
Time: future, near future
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The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, escape, distopia, technology gone awry, fugitives, cloning, island, freedom, dystopic future, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
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Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, rugby, historical character, president, leadership, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, sport, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: captivating, tense, contemplative, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, false accusation, frame up, revenge, vengeance, treasure, life is a bitch, redemption, island, bankruptcy, disorder, false arrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1830s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
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The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone ...
Plot: treasure, return, false identity, treasure hunt, repayment, high society, island prison, excavation, secret identity, dungeon, sailing ship, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, marseille, paris france
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure, betrayal, millionaire, false accusation, conspiracy, adventure, aristocracy, convict, henchman, revenge, mysterious character, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: prison, warden, solitary, redemption, life sentence, bird, self discovery, alcatraz, rebel, human spirit, punishment, defiant ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
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More Than Just a Game (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, racism, island, ambition, rebellion, fighting the system, friendship, prison life, against the odds, human spirit, society, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, quarry
Place: africa, south africa
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The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: spy, prison, gadget, mind control, research, experiment, government facility, anger, scientist, interrogation, convict, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
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Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, false accusation, criminal heroes, runaway, prison life, life sentence, solitary, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Switzerland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, treason, adventure, treasure, false accusation, vengeance, sword fight, prison, french, lone hero, confined, frame up ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: france, marseille, europe, paris france
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