Prison warden movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant prison warden movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with prison, prison warden, confined, prison life, crimes, prison guard, prisoner, violence, prison escape and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison warden: Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Lock Up (1989), Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007), Brubaker (1980), Felon (2008), Clemency (2019), Barbed Wire Dolls (1976), Animal Factory (2000), Unspeakable (2002), The I-Land (2019).

List of prison warden movies

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, maximum security prison, drugs, kidnapping, prison guard, murder, revenge, prison warden, prisoner, violence, interrogation, boxer ...
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 6.4
 44K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, prison warden, corruption, prison life, revenge, tough guy, torture, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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Abducted: Fugitive for Love (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack, a man wrongly convicted of murder is sent to a prison where the unscrupulous warden has political aspirations. The warden manipulates his wife, his political adviser/lover, the prisoners and the voters, all while maintaining a smiling ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, erotic ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, crimes, kidnapping, fall in love, couples, murder, escaped prisoner, love, rivalry, escapades, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portland oregon
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 7.1
 18K
Brubaker (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Style: realistic, suspense, factual, harsh, serious ...
Plot: prison, corruption, abuse of power, fighting the system, prison warden, undercover, brutality, abuse, justice, liberal, politics, social change ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, louisiana, new jersey, arkansas, southern usa
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 7.4
 80K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, emotional, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting the system, life is a bitch, convict, gangsters, prison gang, court, organized crime, prison riot, prison warden, neo nazi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 6.5
 5K
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, psychological, disturbing, compassionate, bleak ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, black american, retirement, prison guard, father son relationship, demonstration, husband wife relationship, innocence, protest ...
Place: usa
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Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After killing her father who had attempted to rape her, Maria da Guerra is sentenced to prison for life. The wardress is a sadistic lesbian without mercy or humanity. Upon her arrival Maria is taken to a special section for mentally disturbed ...
Style: suspense, erotic, sexy, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, wrongful imprisonment, women in prison, humiliation, sadism, torture, female protagonist, bondage, dominatrix, prison warden, prison, female masturbation ...
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 6.6
 14K
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, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, friendship, drugs, crimes, gang, prison escape, adaptation, redemption, survival, depression, human nature, prison rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, new jersey, pennsylvania, paris france ...
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 3.6
 1K
Unspeakable (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A flawed attempt to map the mind of a brutal serial killer leads to a horrifying battle for survival in director Thomas Wright's visceral thriller. Despite vocal objections from Warden Blakely (Dennis Hopper), prison psychologist Diana Purlow ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, prison, statutory rape, prison warden, mind game, race against time, confined, prison life, mind control, false accusation, death sentence, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, mexico
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 4.6
 18K
The I-Land (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
Story: Wiped clean of memories and thrown together, a group of strangers fight to survive harsh realities -- and the island that traps them.
Style: suspense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: fantasy world, cyberpunk, survival, island, prison warden, ocean, virtual world, virtual reality, prison, memory loss, romance, uncover truth ...
Place: texas
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Emmanuelle in Hell (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates. Emanuelle is shocked by the horrors and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to, but when her true identity is discovered, she finds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, psychotronic ...
Plot: women's prison, sexploitation, women in prison, prison, female masturbation, woman in danger, voyeurism, exploitation, working undercover, hidden identity, false identity, price of justice ...
Time: 80s
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 5.6
 2K
Screwed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, violence spree, downfall, life is a bitch, fish out of water, misfit, law enforcement, confined, crimes, corrupt officer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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 6.1
 3K
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: melancholic, sweet, light, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, murder, romance, adultery, escape, prison escape, love and romance, life is a bitch, confined, couple relations, prison warden, couples ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: pittsburgh, australia, canada, usa
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 4.2
 3K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: prison, martial arts, mixed martial arts, captivity, frame up, corrupt cop, prison warden, contests and competitions, investigation, confined, law enforcement, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 7K
Superjail! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 10 min.
TV show
Story: Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios the first season and Titmouse, Inc. the second and third season. The series follows the events that take place in an unusual prison. The pilot episode aired on ...
Style: adult animation, not serious, surreal, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prison, chaos and mayhem, androids and robots, prison life, sadism, confined, alternate reality, criminal, prison warden, crimes, time travel, chaos ...
Time: 2010s
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Love Comes to the Executioner (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man is hired as the executioner at a prison where his brother sits on death row. Things get more surreal when he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend -- who's imprisoned herself.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, absurd ...
Plot: fall in love, dark humor, prison, death row, prison life, couples, family relations, love and romance, crimes, romance, confined, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
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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: intense, tense, exciting, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, military, fighting the system, general, murder, military prison, prison life, prison riot, manipulation, sacrifice, convict, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, iraq
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 6.7
 244K
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, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, escape, revenge, escape plan, lone hero, survival, outsmarting, prisoner, torture, ship, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: morocco, usa, colorado, florida, miami ...
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 7.2
 30K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: road movie, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: train, survival, runaway train, prison, disaster, prisoner, wilderness, violence, winter, prison warden, crime gone awry, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Style: serious, rough, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: prison life, teenage love, redemption, forced sexual contact, power relations, family relations, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, confined, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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 7.5
 160
Jailers (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Adriano is a correctional officer in charge of locking and controlling all access to the jail cells. A respectable man who is averse to violence, his words are his greatest weapon. They are used to ensure a minimum of tranquility in the workplace, ...
Style: poignant, realistic, clever, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: prison, prison warden, prison life, prisoner, human relationship, human nature, security guard, life philosophy, convict, moral ambiguity, good versus evil, justice ...
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 7.0
 167
The Daltons (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Western
Country: France
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: The Daltons are back in jail. And they want out. Real bad. Every episode is a new chance to escape.
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: prison, jail, brother brother relationship, prison escape, escaped prisoner, escape, escape plan, escape attempt, prisoner, arrest, security guard, reformatory ...
Time: 19th century
Place: nevada
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Baby Dolls Behind Bars (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ditzy police cadet Sissy goes undercover in a maximum security prison to get the goods on world famous jewel thief, Maggie. Once inside she uncovers a devious plot headed up by the wicked Warden.
Style: sex comedy, semi serious, entertaining, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, sex scene, women's prison, sexy woman, prison warden, jewel thief, conspiracy, sexual humor, seduction, working undercover, escapades ...
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Female Prisoner No. 701: Sasori (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nami Matsushima, prisoner #701 is sent to a Woman's Prison for attempted murder. Nami is brought into Number 2 community cell, where suicides and unnatural deaths occurred one after another. In the punishment cell, Nami begins to look back in ...
Style: sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: women's prison, prison, female prisoner, prison warden, prison violence, prisoner, prison guard, violence against women, sexploitation, rape, erotica, female nudity ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 293
Ombline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ombline, a 20-year-old woman, is sent to prison for three years after committing a violent assault on a police officer. Just when she has lost all hope for the future, she discovers that she is pregnant. The law allows her to rear her newborn for ...
Style: serious, touching, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: newborn baby, prison, single parent, hopes, family problems, babies and infants, starting over, life is a bitch, confined, family relations, prison life, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: prison escape, escape attempt, prison, parents and children, rescue, confined, prison life, hopes, getting home, military, prison warden, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
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 6.4
 107K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: intense, buddy movie, realistic, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, prison, crimes, prisoner, buddy cop, police, buddies, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.0
 3K
Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: prison, fbi, government agency, crimes, partners, cons and scams, special agents, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heroes, confined, friends ...
Time: 90s
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Caesar Must Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire), the scripted documentary shows inmates at a prison in Rome rehearsing for a performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Style: realistic, talky, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, hopes, actor's life, human spirit, audition, confined, criminal heroes, prison life, introspection, rehearsal, prison warden, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: exploitation, women's prison, women in prison, erotica, sexploitation, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, female prisoner, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s
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