Solitary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant solitary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, intense, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with solitary, vengeance, murder, corruption, crimes, violence, brutality, confined, prison and death plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
solitary movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as solitary: Papillon (2017), Oldboy (2003), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Don't Breathe (2016), Oldboy (2013), Black August (2007), Undisputed (2002), Oz (1997), Papillon (1973), Rosewater (2014).

List of solitary movies

Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: homoerotic, factual, suspense, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison, island prison, survival, solitary, prison life, life sentence, safecracker, friendship, human spirit, escape, jungle ...
Time: year 1931, 1930s, year 1970, year 1969
Place: south america, france, colombia, venezuela, paris france
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Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, brutal, twist ending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, confined, brother sister incest, sin, torture, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1988, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, new york, south korea, seoul ...
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, warden, bird, life sentence, solitary, redemption, self discovery, alcatraz, rebel, obstacle, defiant, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: kansas, san francisco, usa
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Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, twist ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, home invasion, violence, held captive, trapped, heist gone wrong, cat and mouse, murder, escape, characters murdered one by one, psychopath, trapped in a building ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, incestuous sex, solitary, strong sexual content, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, psychological torture, escape attempt, one man army, race against time, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, confined, rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, injustice, militant, rebelliousness, price of justice ...
Place: california, usa
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Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, fight, life sentence, gangsters, murder, heroes, boxing, convict, racial slur, prison life, solitary, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, mojave desert, las vegas, new jersey ...
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Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, prison rape, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, convict, violence spree, homosexual rape, gang, racism ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
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Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, runaway, criminal heroes, prison life, false accusation, labor camp, life sentence, solitary, escape attempt, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, life is a bitch, solitary, false accusation, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, death row, prison life, confined, healing power, justice, death sentence, electric chair ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: society, muslim, islam, conservative, new job, solitary, family relations, religions or cults, fall in love, politics, koran, faith ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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In the Arms of My Enemy (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Belgium, France, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jakub and Vladimir, two brothers in their late teens, join in the Cossack army to flee poverty. Elias and Roman, two other brothers, on their own as well, steal horses to survive... When fate brings them together, the encounter proves lethal. ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, chase, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, basic training, destiny, life is a bitch, social misfits, crimes, solitary, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe
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One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, intense ...
Plot: obsession, loner, psychopath as protagonist, loneliness, adultery, voyeurism, insanity, cheating, stalker, theft, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Sparrows Dance (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman, struggling with agoraphobia, hasn't left her New York apartment or seen anyone in over a year. However, when her toilet overflows she is forced to call in the plumber.
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: agoraphobia, love and romance, misfit, isolation, fall in love, solitary, social misfits, plumber, actress, solitude, woman urinating, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Glass, wakes up in a desolated barn from a long cryogenic slumber, to be informed that not only the planet has been devastated by a third world war, but reduced to little habitability by a subsequent alien invasion. He also learns that in order ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, not serious, offbeat
Plot: heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos, dark humor, nothing goes right, evil alien, solitary, disorder, heroes, escapades, extraterrestrial, alien ...
Time: future
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A Five Star Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive pleasures at impeccable resorts, but always incognito and alone, soon escaping ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, introspection, workplace, siblings relations, workplace situations, solitary, solitude, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, hotel, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, tuscany, paris france, berlin germany, italy ...
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Richness of Internal Space (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: uplifting, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: introspection, captivity, human spirit, confined, hopes, survival, kidnapping, freedom, solitary, faith, lifestyle, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Big Sur (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Big Sur is a film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac autobiographical novel of the same name.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: writer's life, introspection, solitude, mentally unstable, lifestyle, social relations, solitary, addiction, friendship between men, friendship, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
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Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, homecoming, friendship, life is a bitch, society, orphan, solitary, exile, interracial relations, vietnam war, redemption, farm ...
Place: usa, asia, vietnam
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Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, touching, rough, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, aids, human nature, protest, regret, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
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Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, fish out of water, confined, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
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Still Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, loneliness, introspection, social worker, workplace situations, obsession, misfit, workplace, solitude, social misfits, investigation, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
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Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, partners, friendship, crimes, jury, faked death, prison gang, pen pal, solitary, mentor, adaptation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, theft, warden, solitary, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1938, year 1941
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, confined, partners, escape ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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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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Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, outsmarting, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, new orleans, miami, los angeles ...
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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