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, bleak, interesting, thought provoking and disturbing films and TV shows about / with prison visitation, prison, cigarette smoking, murder, father son relationship, death, gun, drinking, violence and telephone call plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison visitation: Clemency (2019), Just Mercy (2019), Waves (2019), The Irishman (2019), Capernaum (2018), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), Lizzie (2018), A Prayer Before Dawn (2017), White Boy Rick (2018), The Best of Youth (2003).

List of prison visitation movies

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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, retirement, guilt, protest, lawyer, black american, teacher, father son relationship, drunkenness, african american ...
Place: usa
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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, innocence, lawyer, murder, defense attorney, perjury, lie, investigation, injustice, judge, justice ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama
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Waves (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, social, touching, suspense
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, teenage sex, drug use, teen romance, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, teenager, brother sister relationship, african american, parents and children ...
Place: florida, missouri
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 209 min.
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, thought provoking, epic
Plot: mafia, life, labor union, hitman, organized crime, high society, italian mafia, father daughter relationship, prison, murder, bribery, arrest ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, washington d.c., miami, new jersey ...
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Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: rough, social, sad, cynical, dark ...
Plot: poverty, child abuse, slum, misery, child protagonist, neglected child, street life, traumatic childhood, refugee, lawsuit, slavery, low lives ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, exciting
Plot: heist, prison escape, bank robber, investigation, bank, smiling, fbi, bank robbery, false name, police detective, love, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1950, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: texas, missouri, dallas texas, california, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Lizzie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: last will and testament, father daughter relationship, chambermaid, murder trial, friendship, employer employee relationship, lawyer, hiding place, promise, jury, locked door, lie ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: massachusetts, new england
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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: UK, France, China, Cambodia, USA, Germany
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: boxing, prison, prisoner, freedom, survival, brutality, promise, drugs, money, camera, anger, arrest ...
Time: year 2010, 2000s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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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, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, culture clash, buddies, 15 year old, french fries ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1985, year 1984, year 1986 ...
Place: detroit, michigan, ohio, las vegas
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy ...
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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: serious, sincere, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, mother son reunion, prison life, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, confined, mentor, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lawyer, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, maniac, crime, paranoia, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, code, victim ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, parents and children ...
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, music, haunted by the past, rapist, journalist, rape, musician's life, coping, introspection, human nature, journalism, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, los angeles
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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, civil rights, protest, african american, media, society, manager, cheating, ambition, friendship, prison ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, 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, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, terrorism, family relations, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, custody, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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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: bleak, psychological, melancholic, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, older woman younger man sex, first love, sex with a minor, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1995, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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, light, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, vengeance, fall in love, nothing goes right, crime, love and romance, crimes, hitman, wedding, police, death, 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, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, peril, unlikely relationship, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1950, year 1966, 2000s ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia ...
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Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, single parent, parents and children, uncover truth, determination, amateur detective, arrest, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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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, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, family problems, life is a bitch, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, 60s
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: tense, exciting, rough, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, military, convict, sadism, prison life, rebellion, power struggle, rebelliousness, confined, warden, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new jersey
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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, hip hop culture, human spirit, once in a lifetime opportunity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
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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, burglar, new year's eve, jewel theft, jewelry store, jewelry, jewel, robbery, antique dealer, antique, jewel thief, polaroid ...
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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: emotional, thought provoking, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: urban ghetto life, childhood, friendship, street kid, loss of friend, anger, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, crimes, coming of age, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city, california
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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: dark humor, psychological, tense, touching, humorous ...
Plot: ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, fall in love, haunted by the past, strip club, prison, blackmail, gambling, debt, bet, pretense ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, rough, 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, 80s, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
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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: atmospheric, gloomy, bleak, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, teenage life, human nature, heist, frame up, society, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france, france
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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, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
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