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 realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, erotic and sexy films and TV shows about / with women's prison, women in prison, prison, female nudity, lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison life, sex, murder and exploitation plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as women's prison: Wentworth (2013), Jailbait (2014), The Yard (2018), Barbed Wire Dolls (1976), Caged Hearts (1995), Prison Heat (1993), Emmanuelle in Hell (1982), White Oleander (2002), Proven Innocent (2019), Four Minutes (2006).

List of women's prison movies

 8.6
 22K
Wentworth (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, prison, women in prison, prison life, lesbian relationship, women's prison, crimes, power struggle, protest, life is a bitch, survival, government facility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 4.2
 4K
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, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, prison sex, prison, juvenile detention, female female relationship, exploitation, prison life, survival, confined, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 2K
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, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, prison life, drug addict, prison, murder, prison gang, judge, courtroom, lesbian, drug dealing, police ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, suspenseful, sadistic, rough, sexy ...
Plot: women's prison, dominatrix, wrongful imprisonment, bondage, humiliation, women in prison, torture, sadism, female protagonist, rape, prison warden, female masturbation ...
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 4.1
 159
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 in prison, women's prison, forced prostitution, female nudity, execution, hotel, prison, secret organization, fight, forced confession, rough sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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 4.1
 873
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, erotic
Plot: women's prison, lesbian rape, women in prison, false accusation, prison, injustice, crimes, sexual relations, frame up, life is a bitch, confined, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey
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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, women in prison, sexploitation, female masturbation, voyeurism, prison, exploitation, false identity, woman in danger, working undercover, hidden identity, price of justice ...
Time: 80s
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 7.1
 32K
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, intense, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, bad mother, teenage life, women's prison, manipulation, loneliness, murder, family relations, crimes, women, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, nova scotia, mexico
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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, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: women's prison, lawyer, wrongful conviction, hotshot lawyer, innocent, ex convict, evidence, help, career, mystery, court, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 7K
Four 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, captivating, emotional, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: women's prison, classical music, prison life, pianist, piano, prodigy, female friendship, musician's life, hopes, haunted by the past, teachers and students, talent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: women's prison, exploitation, women in prison, sexploitation, woman in danger, erotica, prison, fugitives, criminal heroes, captivity, prison life, female prisoner ...
Time: 70s
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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: humorous, clever, realistic, erotic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, prison life, women in prison, life turned upside down, prison, strong female character, women's prison, lesbian romance, gender, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state, usa, new york
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Bamboo Women's Prison (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escapee.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: women's prison, cruelty, lesbian rape, violence, nurse, brutality, prison, female prisoner, sadism, friendship, spy, betrayal ...
Time: 1940s
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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: biting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female whipping, women's prison, women in prison, exploitation, sadism, prison, sexploitation, rape, jungle, female prisoner, lesbian sex, abused woman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
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 5.3
 3K
Caged Heat (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, women's prison, women in prison, sexual abuse, rape, sexploitation, exploitation, prisoner, escape attempt, prison escape, brothel, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
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 4.6
 188
Anime Perse (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
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, suspense, brutal, sadistic ...
Plot: women in prison, sexploitation, women's prison, voyeurism, female prisoner, torture, violence, sadism, escape, sadist, fleeing, confined ...
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 6.1
 12K
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, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful, mysterious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: discipline, girls' boarding school, imprisonment, boarding school, women's prison, distopia, dark secret, deception, punishment, obedience, female protagonist, friendship between girls ...
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 7.1
 14K
Wild Rose (2018)
Genre: 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, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: country music, women's prison, singer, mother daughter relationship, musician, party, single mother, bigger dreams, released from prison, promise, rehearsal, mother daughter reunion ...
Time: year 1943
Place: glasgow scotland, nashville tennessee, scotland, london
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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, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: female prisoner, women's prison, female whipping, exploitation, torture, violence against women, sadism, prison, misogynist, murder, erotica, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
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 3.5
 245
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, sex, erotica, desert, sex slave, corruption, drugs, murder, brothel, kidnapping, dominatrix, death ...
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Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ilsa is a warden at a Nazi death camp that conducts experiments on prisoners. Ilsa's goal is to prove that woman can withstand more pain and suffering than men and should be allowed to fight on the front lines
Style: erotic, rough, sexy, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female prisoner, sexploitation, world war two, rape, nazi, women's prison, sexual torture, sadism, captivity, prison, sexual abuse, women in prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
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 7.9
 2K
Bad Girls (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006 and starred Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Linda Henry, Jack Ellis and many more throughout the eight-year run. The series ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, women's prison, prison sex, prison, gays and lesbians, lgbtq, sex, tough girl, lesbianism, pop culture, femdom, nypd ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 6.1
 341
Jailbirds (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to save the man she loves from jail, Mathilde takes his place by helping his break-out. While she exclusively relies on him to survive in this prison setting, Mathilde has not heard from him since her imprisonment. Isolated, with her son as ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Plot: women's prison, jail, suicide, doctor, prison life, self sacrifice, mother son relationship, salvation, rivalry, fighting the system, female warden, female masturbation ...
Time: 21st century
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Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: disturbing, surreal, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, lesbian, women's prison, women in prison, erotica, sex, brutality, female warden, justice, adaptation, adolescence, exploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 5.2
 683
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, rough, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Plot: women's prison, lesbian sex, women in prison, attempted rape, sexploitation, female protagonist, violence, survival, false accusation, humiliation, bank robbery, martial arts ...
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Hellhole Women (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, West Germany
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Soon after newlyweds Olga and Michel set foot on the grounds of a notorious women's prison, they're arrested by topless guards and ushered behind bars where the warden quickly dismisses Michel but demands that Olga do a little time.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: zoophilia, women in prison, women's prison, bestiality, female nudity, animal sex, female warden, transsexual, prison, sex, lesbian sex, sexploitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.6
 244K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, older woman younger man sex, sex, coming of age, sexual relations, nazi, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, secret, world war two ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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Female Convict Scorpion (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, prison life, martial arts, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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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, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: women in prison, prison, women's prison, lesbian, lust, wrongful conviction, blonde, female nudity, lesbianism, female prisoner, lgbt, exploitation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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 4.5
 480
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 in prison, women's prison, lesbian sex, nude fight, forced labor, sexual intercourse, forced prostitution, male full rear nudity, gang rape, corruption, brothel, island prison ...
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