Prison visitation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prison visitation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, dramatic, talky and bleak films and TV shows about / with prison visitation, prison, cigarette smoking, murder, death, drinking, runaway, mother son relationship, violence and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison visitation: Things Behind the Sun (2001), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), White Boy Rick (2018), The Paperboy (2012), Woodpeckers (2017), The Frighteners (1996), The Dynamiter (2011), The Best of Youth (2003), Jamesy Boy (2014), Conviction (2010).

List of prison visitation movies

Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, music, journalist, rape, haunted by the past, rapist, punk, musician's life, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, guilt, musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, campus
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: fashion, broken engagement, romance, jazz, jewelry, love of one's life, millionaire, looking for love, love and romance, love triangle, opposites attract, woman ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, brazil
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 6.5
 11K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, fbi, war on drugs, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, drug traffic, mother daughter relationship, crying man ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1987, year 1984, year 1986
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio
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 5.8
 33K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: stylized, sexual, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: death row, investigation, small town, prison, pantyhose, swamp, reporter, gay brother, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
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 7.0
 418
Woodpeckers (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language and without the knowledge of dozens of guards.
Plot: prison, jealousy, sign language, racial slur, prison visitation, female prisoner, gunshot, sex scene, main character dies, tear gas, prison riot, bald woman ...
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The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, poltergeist, funeral, small town, architect, private detective, supernatural ability, judge, danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 526
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, coming of age, innocence lost, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, political corruption, pianist, photographer, police brutality, protest, museum, psychiatrist, letter, interrogation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, sweden, denmark ...
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 6.3
 5K
Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: prison, friendship, crime, prison life, confined, criminal, mentor, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, prison, fighting the system, convict, lawyer, legal action, money, christmas, investigation, testimony, law school ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.4
 9K
Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: radio, manager, prison, radio show, friendship, radio station, concert, civil rights, protest, new job, convict, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c., los angeles ...
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, politics, struggle, strike, betrayal, human spirit, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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 7.6
 211K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: bleak, psychological, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, age difference, unlikely couple, trial, first love, guilt, female prisoner, secret, law student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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 6.2
 876
Parting Shots (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Harry Sterndale, a failed photographer, is told that he has only three months to live due to him getting cancer. After thinking things over he decides that since he is dying anyway that he will kill or destroy all the people that has ever crossed or ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hitman, vengeance, terminal illness, crime, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, rivalry, shopping, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, hacker, journalist, mystery, crime, age difference, suspect, island, bondage, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, year 1958, year 1954 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia
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 7.8
 35K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: clever, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, single parent, drunkenness, cell phone, golf club, golf course, rice, acupuncture, crime, innocence, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: asia, korea, south korea, tokyo
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 6.6
 913
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, release from prison, redemption, infidelity, pregnancy, single parent, going straight, child abuse, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, soldier, chess, patriotism, sergeant, convict, sadism, rebelliousness, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, new jersey
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 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: hip hop, midlife crisis, career, rapper, baby, music, redemption, prostitute, drug dealing, pimp, stripper, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
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 5.9
 465
Happy New Year (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique ...
Style: remake of french film
Plot: new year's eve, jewel theft, jewelry, jewelry store, jewel, robbery, antique, jewel thief, antique dealer, polaroid, church, thief ...
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, homecoming, loss of friend, anger, marijuana, african american, racial slur, drugs/alcohol, retrospective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
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 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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 6.3
 4K
Fay Grim (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright, who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a ...
Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: espionage, cia, intrigue, poet, code, missing person, dishonesty, politics, single parent, uncover truth, political corruption, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: europe, france, turkey, paris france, afghanistan ...
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 6.4
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, dentist, destructive relationship, tragic love, prison life, fall in love, love and romance, couples, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, spain, california, new jersey
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 7.4
 113K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: talky, serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gay, writer's life, magazine, death, death row, literature, warden, hanging, diary, execution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, turkey, alabama ...
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 7.5
 41K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.
Style: dark humor, talky, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: bowling, prison, kidnapping, strip club, bathtub, gambling, dancer, debt, football, alienation, blackmail, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 105K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: stylized, surreal, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, crime, social misfits, society, robbery, violence spree, isolation, oldies, criminal heroes, rock, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.5
 7K
Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, forgery, murder, human nature, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, frame up, heist, teenage life, injustice, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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