Ex convict movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ex convict movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, rough and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with ex convict, murder, crimes, dialogue, prison, mentor, redemption, crime, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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ex convict movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ex convict: Banshee (2013), Rectify (2013), Life (2007), Sherrybaby (2006), Bound (1996), Buffalo '66 (1998), Breakout Kings (2011), Believe (2014), Death Race (2008), The Take (2009).

List of ex convict movies

 8.4
 87K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, organized crime, crimes, shooting, tough heroes, thief, cons and scams, crime, sexual activity, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.3
 25K
Rectify (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ex convict, wrongful conviction, innocence, freedom, family relations, lawyer, death row, miscarriage of justice, starting over, direction and purpose, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, southern usa, europe
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 8.3
 33K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, partners against crime, workplace, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, family problems, rehabilitation, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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 7.3
 51K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: sexy, tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, neo noir, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian sex, ex convict, love affair, mistress, danger, seduction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 48K
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, bet, debt, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 15K
Breakout Kings (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: convict, ex convict, partners, expert, team, wanted, crimes, crime, manhunt, track down, escape, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 14K
Believe (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Believe is about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: telekinesis, protector, young heroes, ex convict, heroes, supernatural ability, danger, changing lives, on the run, imaginary, orphan, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 198K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, car chase, tough heroes, car race, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, heroes, racing ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
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 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, betrayal, crimes, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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 6.4
 90K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, group of criminals, crime, cons and scams, mob boss, ex convict, crimes, chess, cash, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car chase, car race, chase, chases and races, street racing, gang, tough guy, theft, law enforcement, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, martial arts, ex-cop, fbi, fbi agent, police, corruption, friendship, investigation, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
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 6.4
 163K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car race, car chase, street racing, car, betrayal, chases and races, frame up, rivalry, race against time, ex convict, justice, bet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, san francisco, new york, detroit ...
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 7.5
 355K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, gang, perfect crime, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
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Les Misérables (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, thief, mayor, robbery, french revolution, prisoner, freedom ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.8
 75K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, mystery, supernatural, ex convict, mythology, danger, death, travel, deception ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.5
 176K
Swordfish (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, bank robbery, ex convict, spy, master criminal, heist, computer hacker, crimes, crime, race against time, sexual activity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, monte carlo, oregon ...
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 7.5
 318K
Jackie Brown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: talky, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stewardess, crime, greed, smuggling, twists & turns, airport, ex convict, racial slur, deception, crimes, heist, deal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.3
 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: realistic, sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Plot: radio, ex convict, protest, civil rights, african american, media, society, manager, cheating, ambition, friendship, radio show ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, u.s. capitol building, los angeles ...
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 7.2
 32K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: harsh, disturbing, rough, sincere, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, ex convict, starting over, factory worker, suspicion, police officer, warden, rejection, anger, parole officer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, california
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 8.2
 24K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, heist, criminal, crimes, mother son relationship, dysfunctional family, danger, escapades, drugs/alcohol, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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 8.1
 22K
Hustle (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: cons and scams, thief, ex convict, fake identity, criminal heroes, leader, group of criminals, greed, heist, crimes, blackmail, exploit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain
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 7.5
 1K
Narasimham (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Poovalli Induchoodan (Mohanlal) is sentenced for six years prison life for murdering his classmate. Induchoodan, the only son of Justice Maranchery Karunakara Menon (Thilakan) was framed in the case by Manapally Madhavan Nambiar (Narayanan Nair) and ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: ex convict, revenge, murder, lawyer, fight, police, false accusation, wrongful imprisonment, framed for murder, feud, frame up, release from prison ...
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 4.7
 8K
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life.
Style: rough, dark humor, harsh, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: ex convict, murder, kidnapping, violence, impersonating a police officer, drug use, police, grocery store, police brutality, baby, corpse, criminal gang ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 60K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: harsh, suspense, stylized, tense, road movie ...
Plot: revenge, gunfight, protector, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, teenage girl, gangsters, survival ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, release from prison, ex convict, job seeking, physician, family relations, loss of son, loss of child, family reunited, estrangement, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.5
 12K
Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: mentally challenged, snow, small town, friendship, ex convict, car accident, autism, haunted by the past, sadness, loss of child, revenge, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.2
 84K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: hitman, on the road, ex convict, rebel, one last job, betrayal, on the run, mother daughter relationship, witch, hallucination, violence, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, southern usa ...
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 7.9
 421K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, child abuse, police investigation, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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