Women's prison movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant women's prison movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic and bleak films and TV shows about / with women's prison, prison, women in prison, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison life, murder, crimes, violence and lesbian plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Philippines and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as women's prison: Wentworth Prison (2013), Jailbait (2014), The Yard (2018), 4 Minutes (2006), Caged Hearts (1995), Prison Heat (1993), Orange Is the New Black (2013), White Oleander (2002), Proven Innocent (2019), The Big Doll House (1971).

List of women's prison movies

Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, lesbian, prison life, prison, life is a bitch, lesbian relationship, crimes, protest, women in prison, power struggle, sadism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 4.2
 3K
Jailbait (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive step father. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, prison life, prison, confined, teenage life, survival, juvenile detention, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, prison sex, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.2
 1K
The Yard (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, prison life, prison, murder, drug addict, interrogation, trust, police, prison gang, drug dealing, marriage ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.3
 7K
4 Minutes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jenny is young. Her life is over. She killed someone. And she would do it again. When an 80-year-old piano teacher discovers the girl’s secret, her brutality and her dreams, she decides to transform her pupil into the musical wunderkind she once ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: women's prison, prison life, prison, classical music, piano, prodigy, haunted by the past, teachers and students, pianist, hopes, musician's life, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 4.1
 133
Caged Hearts (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kate and Sharon kill a man in self defense and are framed by the justice system. They are put in prison and forced into prostitution. With the help of their defense attorney, they devise a plan to bust out of prison and hopefully expose the group of ...
Style: cult film
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, forced prostitution, female nudity, secret organization, execution, prison, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief), shower scene, rough sex, shield ...
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 4.1
 665
Prison Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials and that's where the fun begins.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: women's prison, false accusation, prison, frame up, sexual relations, injustice, crime, crimes, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
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Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, prison life, prison, life turned upside down, women's prison, women in prison, perversion, gender, abuse, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
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 7.1
 30K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
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Proven Innocent (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, runs an underdog criminal defense firm. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully ...
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: women's prison, wrongful conviction, lawyer, innocent, hotshot lawyer, evidence, ex convict, help, career, mystery, society, court ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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, suspenseful, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: women's prison, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, false accusation, survival, escape, prison warden, prison, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
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The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three women are sent by steamboat to an undisclosed jungle prison called "The Home of Lost Souls". Here they experience the usual beatings, whippings, cat fights and humiliations. The butch warden has a deal on the side with a local pimp ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, brutal, suspense
Plot: women in prison, sexploitation, women's prison, torture, violence, sadism, voyeurism, escape, voyeur, panties, woman fighting a woman, shower ...
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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, humiliation, sadism, torture, violence, dominatrix, rape, female protagonist, terror, prison warden, bondage, lesbian ...
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Emmanuelle in Hell (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 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, undercover, price of justice, prison life, uncover truth, danger, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 10K
Wild Rose (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, humorous, captivating
Plot: country music, women's prison, bigger dreams, mother daughter relationship, release from prison, female protagonist, rehearsal, mother daughter reunion, band, promise, musician, lie ...
Time: year 1943
Place: nashville tennessee, glasgow scotland, scotland, london
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 6.0
 6K
Level 16 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
Style: brutal, mysterious, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: discipline, deception, women's prison, boarding school, girls' boarding school, betrayal, imprisonment, distopia, friendship between girls, female protagonist, vaccine, punishment ...
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 5.5
 466
The Naked Cage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman is falsely convicted of a bank robbery and sent to a maximum-security prison run by a corrupt warden, where she is forced to suffer various indignities.
Style: psychotronic, sexploitation film, rough, suspenseful
Plot: attempted rape, women's prison, violence, sexploitation, female protagonist, lesbian sex, murder, prison, false accusation, survival, humiliation, bank robbery ...
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Women in Cages (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Carol Jeffries is a naive American woman staying in the Philippines. She is given ten years in prison after being set up by her drug-dealer boyfriend, Rudy. She endures the harsh conditions, sadistic head matron and attempts on her life, then ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women's prison, jungle, prison, female whipping, sadism, women in prison, frame up, prostitute, drug abuse, guillotine, betrayal, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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 3.6
 217
Desert Passion (1993)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Two show-business women leave Los Angeles for Las Vegas, but phoney state troopers abduct them in the desert and they are taken to a laboratory/prison. Here, males come to experience sexual fantasies, which it is the job of the two girls and other ...
Style: erotic, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: women's prison, desert, corruption, sex, dominatrix, murder, erotica, drugs, kidnapping, sex slave, brothel, breasts ...
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Prisoner 701 Sasori (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fiancee’s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, chases and races, fugitives, deadly, confined, crimes, prison life, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 360
Caged Women (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band together to try to overthrow Carla and escape the island.
Style: erotic
Plot: women's prison, vagina spreading, island prison, corruption, lesbian sex, brothel, gang rape, nude fight, forced prostitution, female homosexuality, female masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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 3.5
 557
Savage Island (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: women's prison, captivity, prison, jungle, trap, rebelliousness, office, prison life, vengeance, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
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 5.3
 2K
Caged Heat (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: women's prison, sexual abuse, prison, gas station, rape, life is a bitch, fugitives, crimes, confined, crime, criminal heroes, hostages ...
Time: 70s
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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: women's prison, prison, jail cell, women in prison, strip search, violence against women, prison violence, prison warden, prison guard, prisoner, female prisoner, rape ...
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Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, still chained together, stumble, stab, and cat-fight ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, prostitute, women in prison, women's prison, racial tension, prison, sexual desire, deadly, opposites attract, false accusation, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
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Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison, which is run by sadistic and horny male ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, women's prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, corrupt law enforcer, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 225
Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, murder, women's prison, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, destructive relationship, obsession, prison life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: senegal, africa
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House of Whipcord (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of the English countryside a former judge and a group of former prison warders, including his lover, run their own prison for young women who have not been held properly to account for their crimes. Here they mete out their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic ...
Plot: female prisoner, murder, torture, violence against women, women's prison, prison, sadism, violence, female whipping, exploitation, misogynist, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 3.8
 168
The Unquiet (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Do you believe in ghosts? Well, whether you do or not, you'll want to tune in for this superspooky flick that takes you inside an abandoned -- and possibly haunted! -- women's prison. A skeptic and her ex-husband, a documentary filmmaker, ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: women's prison, ghost, paranormal phenomena, evil spirit, supernatural power, murder, skeptic, afterlife, ghost hunter, supernatural, abandoned hospital
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 72K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, child killer, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, crime, parents and children, heroine, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul, australia
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Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, mccarthyism, wrongful conviction, prison riot, anger, murder, lust, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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