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, violence, gun, drinking, friendship and blood 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: The Old Man & the Gun (2018), Lizzie (2018), A Prayer Before Dawn (2017), White Boy Rick (2018), The Paperboy (2012), Woodpeckers (2017), The Frighteners (1996), The Dynamiter (2011), The Best of Youth (2003), Jamesy Boy (2014).

List of prison visitation movies

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, tense
Plot: heist, prison escape, bank robber, investigation, horse ranch, fbi, bank, bank robbery, police detective, crimes, love, escapades ...
Time: year 1966, year 1979, year 1963, year 1958, year 1955 ...
Place: texas, oklahoma, missouri, dallas texas, montana ...
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 5.8
 4K
Lizzie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman goes on a notorious ax-murdering rampage in Massachusetts at the turn of the century.
Style: based on true events, suspense
Plot: last will and testament, father daughter relationship, abusive father, murder trial, axe murder, female female kiss, sex, reading a newspaper, witness, bare breasts, gun, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France, China, Cambodia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on the true life experience of Billy Moore who survived his Thai prison ordeal by becoming a Muay Thai boxing champion.
Style: based on memoir
Plot: boxing, prison, outsider, prisoner, sadism, murder, violence, singing, bare breasts, rape, brutality, gambling ...
Time: year 2010
Place: thailand
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 6.4
 14K
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, wedding, kiss ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1987, year 1984, year 1985
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio
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 5.8
 34K
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: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, investigation, small town, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, reporter, prison, newspaper man, life is a bitch, uncover truth, journalism ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa
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 7.0
 431
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: sign language, racial slur, prison, jealousy, female masturbation, singing, female nudity, shower, bus, male masturbation, gunshot, gun ...
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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: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, serial killer, architect, judge, poltergeist, funeral, small town, supernatural ability, dishonesty, danger, private detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 537
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: gloomy, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: small town, youth, innocence lost, coming of age, small town life, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional character, social relations, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, teacher, army, museum, corruption, musician, cafe, police brutality, protest, pianist, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, europe, palermo italy, venezuela ...
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prison, friendship, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, confined, crime, friends, power relations, prison life, criminal, mentor, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: convict, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, prison, innocence, trial, courtroom, law school, testimony ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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 7.7
 384K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, youth, haunted by the past, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
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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: realistic, gloomy, talky, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: music, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, introspection, alcohol abuse, punk, addiction, drug abuse, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, campus
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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, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: radio, manager, friendship, prison, new job, radio show, protest, funeral, african american, civil rights, ex convict, convict ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building, 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, psychological, uplifting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, struggle, strike, human spirit, custody, society, republican, introspection, ira ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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 7.6
 216K
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: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, age difference, sexuality, trial, first love, unlikely couple, guilt, secret, student, female prisoner, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1980, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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 6.2
 886
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: terminal illness, vengeance, hitman, nothing goes right, crime, crumbling marriage, crimes, love and romance, rivalry, fall in love, cafe, swimming ...
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, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, journalist, hacker, mystery, age difference, crime, lesbian, reporter, suspicion, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, australia, stockholm sweden
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 7.8
 36K
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: tense, stylized, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, arrest, innocence, desperation, search, lawyer, drunkenness, golf club, rice, cell phone, acupuncture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: asia, korea, south korea, tokyo
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 6.6
 920
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: realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, prison, redemption, pregnancy, release from prison, couples, going straight, death in the family, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, confined ...
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: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, chess, convict, sergeant, patriotism, sadism, soldier, fighting the system, rebellion, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hip hop, career, stripper, drug dealing, singer, pimp, prostitute, musician, baby, rapper, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, mount everest, egypt ...
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 5.9
 489
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: robbery, jewel, jewelry, jewelry store, new year's eve, jewel theft, jewel thief, antique dealer, antique, christmas present, christmas carol, christmas dinner ...
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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, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, african american, homecoming, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, loss of friend, racial slur, teenage life, old friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
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 8.7
 890K
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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1978 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
Is relevant ?
 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: realistic, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: intrigue, code, poet, espionage, cia, collector, double agent, rivalry, sex aid, dishonesty, single parent, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: europe, turkey, france, nicaragua, 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, realistic, sexual, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, dentist, infidelity, forbidden love, romance, couples, tragic love, prison life, fall in love, drug dealing, destructive relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, spain, new jersey, california
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 7.4
 116K
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, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, alabama, europe ...
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 7.5
 42K
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, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: kidnapping, bowling, prison, blackmail, debt, dancer, football, ex convict, alienation, gambling, bathtub, strip club ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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