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, prison escape, violence, murder and prisoner plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Switzerland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as prison warden: Lock Up (1989), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Clemency (2019), Runaway Train (1985), Unspeakable (2002), Brubaker (1980), Barbed Wire Dolls (1976), Mrs. Soffel (1984), Animal Factory (2000), Screwed (2011).

List of prison warden movies

 6.4
 41K
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison escape, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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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: tense, suspense, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: prisoner, maximum security prison, boxer, prison, prison warden, methamphetamine, murder, interrogation, police shootout, revenge, extreme violence, fight ...
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 6.5
 4K
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: disturbing, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, compassionate ...
Plot: death row, lethal injection, prison, prison warden, retirement, guilt, african american, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, protest, prison visitation, innocence ...
Place: usa
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 7.2
 28K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, chases and races, train ride, prison warden, wilderness, survival, secret hideout, race against time, save the day, adventure, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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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, electric chair, prison, psychologist, statutory rape, prison warden, mind game, danger, race against time, prison life, confined, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, mexico
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 7.2
 17K
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, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: prison, abuse, prison warden, fighting the system, liberal, corruption, brutality, violence, abuse of power, justice, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new jersey, california
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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, rough, suspenseful, sadistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: women's prison, dominatrix, humiliation, sadism, torture, rape, female protagonist, terror, prison warden, bondage, violence, lesbian ...
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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: realistic, melancholic, sweet, light, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, confined, couple relations, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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 6.6
 13K
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, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
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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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, violence spree, prison, fish out of water, downfall, life is a bitch, corrupt officer, haunted by the past, confined, law enforcement, misfit, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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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: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, absurd
Plot: fall in love, dark humor, death row, prison, prison life, couples, family relations, love and romance, confined, crimes, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana
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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, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fall in love, crimes, couples, murder, escaped convict, prison warden, love, danger, escapades, rivalry, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portland oregon
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 4.6
 16K
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: captivating, enigmatic, suspense, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, ocean, island, prison, prison warden, memory loss, survival, virtual world, virtual reality, fantasy world, danger, uncover truth ...
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 7.0
 139K
Logan Lucky (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, cult film ...
Plot: racecar driver, prison escape, heist, prison, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, money problems, brother brother relationship, prison riot, prison warden, loss of job, bag of money ...
Time: 2010s
Place: north carolina, west virginia
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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: sexploitation film
Plot: female prisoner, prison, women's prison, prison guard, prison violence, prison warden, prisoner, violence against women, women in prison, jail cell, rape, exploitation ...
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 6.8
 282
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: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: newborn baby, prison, women's prison, family problems, single parent, hopes, prison life, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, babies and infants, starting over ...
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
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 6.4
 101K
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: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.8
 6K
Greenfingers (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: prison, redemption, going straight, starting over, hopes, fish out of water, disorder, warden, parole officer, misfit, criminal heroes, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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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, train, fbi, cons and scams, crimes, crime, partners, government agency, criminal heroes, friends, heist, heroes ...
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, tense, captivating, talky, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, hopes, actor's life, audition, human spirit, prison life, rehearsal, introspection, confined, criminal heroes, convict, prison warden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: rough, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prison life, juvenile delinquency, redemption, teenage love, confined, hopes, society, parents and children, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, prison life, confined, law enforcement, investigation, contests and competitions, cons and scams, martial arts, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
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: sexual, sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, survival, false accusation, escape, prison warden, prison, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
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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: odd, surreal, not serious, humorous, mad ...
Plot: prison, chaos and mayhem, prison life, androids and robots, violence, sadism, confined, convict, imaginary, alternate dimension, criminal, crimes ...
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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, disturbing, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: women's prison, prison, woman in danger, hidden identity, working undercover, sexual abuse, danger, price of justice, prison life, uncover truth, investigation, undercover ...
Time: 80s
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Jail in Burning Island (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young police officer "makes a mess" of a police operation, shoots a man in self-defense, and ends up in prison. There he learns that the world isn't black and white, but has many shades of gray, and makes new friends and enemies.
Plot: suicide by cop, police officer, police officer shot, prison, prison warden, prison guard, gunfight, police officer kicked, police officer killed, massacre, police uniform stolen, police officer shot in the head ...
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Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison, prison warden, sexploitation, women in prison, prison life, sexual relations, rivalry, confined, politics, strong female presence, world war two ...
Place: latin america
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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: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.4
 77K
Felon (2008)
Genre: 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, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, prison gang, fist fighting, life is a bitch, court, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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