Imprisonment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant imprisonment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful and realistic films and TV shows about / with imprisonment, suspense, murder, prison, danger, flashback, violence, police, kidnapping and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
imprisonment movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as imprisonment: Level 16 (2018), Room (2015), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Rupture (2016), Oldboy (2003), The Happy Prince (2018), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), The Breadwinner (2017), Guilty (2011), Dark Shadows (2012).

List of imprisonment movies

Level 16 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
Style: brutal, captivating, suspenseful, melancholic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: boarding school, discipline, imprisonment, distopia, dark secret, girls' boarding school, punishment, women's prison, obedience, female protagonist, isolation, secrets ...
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Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, mother son relationship, rape, escape, kidnapped, captive, room, child born of rape, female protagonist, imprisonment, child protagonist ...
Place: canada
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, touching, inspirational, sentimental, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, existentialism, plot twist, life, friendship between men, life sentence, life philosophy, hopes, adaptation, powerful ending ...
Time: 1940s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1966, year 1954 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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Rupture (2016)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: fear, imprisonment, mutation, survival, body horror, conspiracy, paranoia, arachnophobia, human experiment, damsel in distress, violence, kidnapping ...
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Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, psychological, twist ending, gloomy, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, mind game, loneliness, psychological torture, kidnapping, psychopath, confined, torture, imprisonment ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1988 ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
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The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, sad, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, gay romance, gay relationship, gay couple, gay youth, victorian england, writers, gay friend, downfall, gay lead character, irony ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, london, naples italy
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, apocalyptic, tense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, desert, cure, vaccine, imprisonment, virus, teenage hero, friendship, post apocalypse, battles, maze, fight ...
Time: future
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The Breadwinner (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Style: sad, rough, heartbreaking, sincere, anime ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disguise, sexism, poverty, prison, religious intolerance, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, imprisonment, gender disguise, taliban, tyranny ...
Place: afghanistan
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Guilty (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Investigates the corrupt judicial system under which Alain Mar'caux and his wife Edith were arrested on accusations of pedophilia horrific acts they never committed- and the years he spent fighting to get out of prison, clear his name and keep ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, prison, courtroom, legal, false accusation, police brutality, imprisonment, broken family, injustice, judge, courtroom drama, life turned upside down ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, france, flanders
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Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, humorous, parody, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: vampire, witch, eccentric family, immortality, dark humor, magic, ghost, curse, curses spells and rituals, old mansion, estate, werewolf ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 1770s, 19th century ...
Place: maine, new england, usa, liverpool, england
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Haze (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A man awakes to find himself trapped in a dirty, confined crawlspace. He barely has enough room to move. He also has no memory of why he’s there, or why he’s bleeding from a stomach wound. Apparently drugged, he occasionally ‘zones out’ of ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, confined, isolation, imprisonment, escape, surrealism, nature, suspense, struggle for survival, twists and turns, trapped, asian prostitute ...
Place: japan
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, exciting, epic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: magic, witch, good versus evil, snow white, fantasy world, evil queen, princess, sorceress, queen, immortality, imaginary kingdom, heroine ...
Time: middle ages
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, inspirational, thrilling ...
Plot: lawyer, islamic terrorism, al qaeda, american politics, brutality, courtroom, interrogation, prison, torture, american imperialism, war on terror, prisoner ...
Time: year 2005, year 2002, year 2001, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: north africa, jordan, usa, america, new orleans ...
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Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating, anamorphic
Plot: imprisonment, teenager, murder, fight for justice, social injustice, fighting the system, social issues, injustice, life is a bitch, teenage life, criminal, social relations ...
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We Can Be Heroes (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When alien invaders capture Earth's superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents - and the planet.
Style: entertaining, feel good, not serious, witty
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, heroic mission, supernatural ability, superhero, child, villain, imprisonment, female protagonist, heroine, friendship, parents and children, family relations ...
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Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, imprisonment, confined, rivalry, captivity, dishonesty, missing person, murder, wrongful conviction, rescue, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century
Place: bangkok thailand
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Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, hostage, chase, lone hero, one man army, kidnapped, brutality, vigilante, suspense, violence, police chase ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, albania, los angeles ...
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Sweet Whip (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped. Now as an adult, Naoko is a doctor specializing in infertility ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dominatrix, torture, bdsm, rape, held captive, kidnapping, sexual abuse, s&m, imprisonment, masochism, abduction, sadism ...
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Kept Woman (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica and her fiancé Evan just moved from the city into their dream home on a quiet suburban street. Soon after, Jessica catches her seemingly friendly new neighbor, Simon, in a strange lie and can't let her suspicions rest. The danger ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: held captive, kidnapping, isolation, abduction, deception, female protagonist, prison, imprisonment, professor, robbery, brainwashing, disappearance ...
Place: new york
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The theatrical movie spin-off of the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Essie Davis’ private detective as she embarks on a global adventure to find missing treasure, solve murders and break aviation records... After freeing a ...
Style: captivating, feminist film, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: riddles and clues, treasure hunt, female detective, artifact, imprisonment, private detective, mind game, disappearance, young girl, talented, twists and turns, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929, year 1918
Place: london, jerusalem, australia, melbourne australia, palestine ...
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Pet (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man imprisons the woman he's still obsessed with after years apart, then finds the tables turned on him.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, slasher, rough ...
Audience: adult
Plot: obsession, basement, sadist, kidnapping, locked in a cage, stalking, psychopath, bdsm, fear, suspense, animal shelter, stalker ...
Place: los angeles
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: royal family, protestant, throne, royal court, tudors, queen elizabeth i, murder, queen, intrigue, treason, british history, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe
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The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: intrigue, tudors, historical character, power struggle, royalty, love triangle, king, royal family, heir, queen, british royal family, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, uncover truth, siblings relations, family secret, imprisonment, disability, family relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: holland
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The Reckoning (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the subsequent witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects the advances of her ...
Style: dark fantasy, stylized, captivating, fairy tale, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch hunt, witch, plague, dungeon, torture, curse, imprisonment, tragic hero, assassin, damsel in distress, chase, near death experience ...
Time: middle ages
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: manly, adult
Plot: prison, freedom, prison escape, escape, rebelliousness, death, dignity, escape attempt, prison life, rebellion, tough guy, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, suspense, escape, alcatraz, island, prison life, freedom, jail, confined, partners, runaway ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1961, year 1962 ...
Place: san francisco, canada, usa
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: christian film, psychological, tense, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: christian, faith, christianity, apostle, bible, roman empire, religious, imprisonment, friendship, trust, religion, catholic ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
Place: rome italy
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, juvenile delinquency, judge, teen angst, teenage boy, nervousness, imprisonment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female character, compassion, anger ...
Time: year 1997
Place: france
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