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, rough, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with ex convict, crimes, murder, mentor, prison, redemption, dialogue, vengeance, betrayal and violence plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ex convict: Banshee (2013), Rectify (2013), Life (2007), American Gods (2017), Sherrybaby (2006), Bound (1996), Buffalo '66 (1998), Death Race (2008), The Take (2009), Revolver (2005).

List of ex convict movies

 8.5
 98K
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, sexy, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, female nudity, ex convict, sexual activity, organized crime, crimes, tough heroes, thief, cons and scams, small town, corruption, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.3
 26K
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: serious, sincere, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ex convict, wrongful conviction, innocence, freedom, family relations, lawyer, miscarriage of justice, death row, starting over, haunted by the past, homecoming, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern usa, georgia, europe
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 8.3
 34K
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, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.7
 84K
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, mythology, mysterious character, mystery, ex convict, supernatural, death, travel, deception, road trip, god ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.6
 12K
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, addiction, starting over, parents and children, rehabilitation, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
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 7.3
 55K
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, neo noir, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbianism, ex convict, love affair, mistress, seduction, crimes, heist, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.4
 53K
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, touching, humorous, talky ...
Plot: stockholm syndrome, ex convict, kidnapping, alienation, dark humor, haunted by the past, fall in love, strip club, prison, blackmail, gambling, bet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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 6.4
 207K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, car chase, tough guy, tough heroes, car race, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, prison life, police brutality, heroes, corruption ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s
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 7.7
 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: crimes, mob boss, gangsters, criminal heroes, betrayal, mafia, respect, power struggle, ex convict, relatives, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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 6.3
 95K
Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gambling, group of criminals, cons and scams, ex convict, mob boss, crimes, chess, criminal's revenge, gangsters, philosophy, humiliation ...
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: street racing, car chase, car, chase, car race, gang, drag racing, theft, tough guy, undercover cop, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, plymouth, manhattan new york city
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Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, police, tough guy, one against many, ex-cop, martial arts, fbi, corruption, investigation, friendship, drug smuggling ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
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 6.4
 169K
Need for Speed (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: street racing, car race, car, car chase, race against time, betrayal, frame up, rivalry, driver, mechanic, ex convict, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, san francisco, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.5
 382K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gunfight, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, love affair, master criminal ...
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, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, ex convict, going straight, hopes, rise to the top, prison escape, mayor, thief, robbery, prisoner, freedom, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.2
 33K
Palmer (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: ex convict, tough guy, little boy, starting over, funeral, grandmother grandson relationship, death of grandmother, friendship, new life, life is a bitch, social problems, family problems ...
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 7.2
 16K
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: convict, expert, wanted, team, partners, manhunt, ex convict, crimes, going straight, law enforcement, chase, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 15K
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, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: telekinesis, protector, young heroes, heroes, ex convict, supernatural ability, orphan, good versus evil, on the run, escapades, graphic violence, foreknowledge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.5
 185K
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, computer hacker, hostage, bank robbery, ex convict, spy, master criminal, heist, crimes, race against time, criminal heroes, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, monte carlo, oregon ...
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 7.5
 341K
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: greed, stewardess, smuggling, heist, airport, ex convict, racial slur, crimes, cons and scams, deal, deception, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, ambition, friendship, funeral, convict ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.2
 33K
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: disturbing, harsh, rough, sincere, intense ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, starting over, ex convict, factory worker, suspicion, sex maniac, police officer, anger, warden, rejection, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, california
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 8.2
 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cons and scams, thief, ex convict, greed, leader, group of criminals, criminal heroes, crimes, heist, blackmail, exploitation, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, britain
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 7.6
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: ex convict, revenge, murder, lawyer, fight, police, false accusation, wrongful imprisonment, frame up, feud, released from prison, machismo ...
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 4.7
 9K
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, harsh, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: ex convict, murder, kidnapping, violence, impersonating a police officer, drug use, police, baby, police brutality, corpse, criminal gang, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 64K
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, road movie, tense ...
Plot: revenge, protector, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, gunfight, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, gangsters, survival ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, new mexico, 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: job seeking, ex convict, physician, family relations, loss of son, redemption, released from prison, family reunited, loss of child, estrangement, hopes, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.7
 5K
Drive (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drive is an American action drama television series set against the backdrop of an illegal cross-country automobile road race, focusing on the willing and unwilling competitors and, as the plot develops, the unseen puppet masters who sponsor the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: car race, ex convict, car chase, blind ambition, mystery, contests and competitions, ambitious, ambition, partners, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 107K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, revenge, corruption, lone hero, one man army, crimes, tough guy, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
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 7.9
 449K
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, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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