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, bleak, talky and disturbing films and TV shows about / with prison visitation, prison, cigarette smoking, murder, death, drinking alcohol, drinking, husband wife relationship, gun and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison visitation: Clemency (2019), Just Mercy (2019), Cold War (2018), Daylight (2013), White Boy Rick (2018), The Paperboy (2012), Woodpeckers (2017), Jamesy Boy (2014), Conviction (2010), Zodiac (2007).

List of prison visitation movies

 6.5
 4K
Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, retirement, guilt, african american, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, protest, prison visitation, innocence ...
Place: usa
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 7.6
 55K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, courtroom, lawyer, innocence, murder, perjury, defense attorney, lie, strip search, injustice, investigation, judge ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1992, year 1993, 20th century
Place: alabama
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 7.6
 52K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, tragic ending, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, suicide, audition, communism, defector, jazz ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, poland ...
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 7.0
 4K
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: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, disability, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 6.5
 33K
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: drug trafficking, informant, fbi, drug traffic, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, 17 year old ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1984, year 1985, year 1987 ...
Place: michigan, detroit, ohio, las vegas
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 5.8
 37K
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, reporter, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, prison, pantyhose, newspaper man, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
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 7.1
 530
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: jealousy, sign language, racial slur, prison, female nudity, red panties, male masturbation, sex scene, tear gas, gunshot, main character dies, female masturbation ...
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 6.3
 6K
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, mother son reunion, prison life, teaching the ways of the world, confined, crimes, criminal, mentor, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drugs, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 43K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, 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, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.7
 492K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, paranoia, maniac, crime, uncover truth, code, journalist, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, rape victim, introspection, coping, musician's life, youth, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, los angeles
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 7.3
 10K
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: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, protest, civil rights, african american, society, media, manager, cheating, ambition, friendship, radio show ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, los angeles, california
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, vatican, england
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 7.6
 235K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
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: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, age difference, first love, sexuality, sexual relations, unlikely couple, sex scene, court, trial, secret, female prisoner ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, israel, west berlin west germany ...
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 5.0
 950
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: humorous, entertaining, exciting, captivating, light ...
Plot: vengeance, terminal illness, fall in love, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, love and romance, hitman, wedding, death, police, doctor ...
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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, blow job, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, peril, unlikely relationship, amateur detective, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1964, year 1965, year 1958 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, scandinavia ...
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 7.8
 58K
Mother (2009)
Genre: 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: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, determination, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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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: exciting, tense, rough, intense, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, prison life, rebellion, power struggle, rebelliousness, confined, sadism, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
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 7.3
 39K
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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, human spirit, hip hop culture, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
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 5.9
 600
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: jewel theft, robbery, burglar, new year, jewelry store, jewelry, jewel, new year's eve, jewel thief, antique dealer, antique, police car ...
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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 6.2
 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: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing, witty ...
Plot: espionage, intrigue, missing person, undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger, politics, chases and races, investigation, family relations, code ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: paris france, france, europe, turkey, nicaragua ...
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 6.3
 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: sexy, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, prison, infidelity, dentist, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, drug dealing, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, spain, california, new jersey
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 7.3
 129K
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: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, kansas, alabama, new orleans, new york ...
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 7.5
 51K
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, 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: psychological, tense, humorous, touching, talky ...
Plot: ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, dark humor, fall in love, haunted by the past, strip club, stockholm syndrome, prison, blackmail, gambling, debt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 125K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
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: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london
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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, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: woman, romance, love of one's life, fashion, cat, millionaire, eccentricity, jewelry, broken engagement, looking for love, love triangle, free spirited ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, brazil, los angeles
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 7.5
 9K
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: stylized, atmospheric, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, automated teller machine, heist, injustice, delivery, frame up, teenage life, crimes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 6.6
 13K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
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