Movies about Alcatraz

Movies about Alcatraz
List of the best films about Alcatraz according to the audience: Escape from Alcatraz, The Rock, Howl, The Shawshank Redemption, Shot Caller, X-Men: The Last Stand, Murder in the First, The Green Mile, The Platform, Birdman of Alcatraz.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends, Mice, Partners, Prisoner
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Uprising
PlacePrison, Islands
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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 Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersTerrorists, FBI, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Weapon, Chase, Marine Corps
PlacePrison, Islands, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersGay, Writers, Hippies, Poets
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Apocalypse, Death, Freedom
StyleSoulful, Philosophical, Smart, Gloomy, Makes me think

It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment-the birth of a counterculture.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals, Tough guys
PlotCars, Death
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction, Smart, Tense

A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant, Presidential
PlotSuperpowers, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, By comics, Serious, For men

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men and The Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:02
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison

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 complete darkness, only to emerge a madman and soon to be a murderer. The story follows a rookie lawyer attempting to prove that Alcatraz was to blame.

Duration03:09
CharactersBodyguards, Good people, Guards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, False accusations
PlacePrison
StylePopular, To cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching

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, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersCannibals
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Recurring day, Cold, Hunger
PlacePrison, Kitchen
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Tense, Gloomy, Makes me think

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersLosers, Birds
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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 and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersGangsters
PlotRevenge, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Serious

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration01:00
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands, Ships, France

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany
PlotPrison Break, On real events, Political, Freedom
PlacePrison, Africa, Australia
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:29
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Lawyers
PlotMoney
PlacePrison, France
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, For men

Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Partners
PlotPrison Break, Hostage, Intrigue, Fate, Pads
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

Four prison inmates have been hatching a plan to literally dig out of jail when another prisoner, Claude Gaspard, is moved into their cell. They take a risk and share their plan with the newcomer. Over the course of three days, the prisoners and friends break through the concrete floor using a bed post and begin to make their way through the sewer system -- yet their escape is anything but assured.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:52
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Prison Break, Motorcycles, Baseball
PlacePrison, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleFor men, Disturbing

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Hostage, Undercover
PlacePrison, Islands
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there, he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Tough guys, Brother and sister
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Fighting Evil, Martial Arts, Magic Items

Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersTerrorists, Thieves, Heroes, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Uprising, False accusations
PlacePrison, Court, England, Ireland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Pregnant, Tough guys
PlotLove, Boxing, Abduction, Fight, Blackmail
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Hunger, Uprising
PlacePrison, Ireland
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration01:32
PlacePrison, England

A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersSpy, Killers, Police, Family, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Investigation, Pursuit
PlacePrison
StyleTense

An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:22
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Life after death, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

Charlie and Itchy return to Earth to find Gabriel's Horn, but along the way meet up with a young boy named David, who ran away from home.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama
CountryLebanon, USA, France, Cyprus, Qatar, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersChildrens, Judge, Street children, Large families, Poor
PlotSurvival, Slavery, Hunger
PlacePrison, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:31
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Prison Break, Friendship
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands
StyleAction, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:48
PlotHostage
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWarriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fight
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotSoccer, Adventure, Friendship, Depression, Fate
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration01:56
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, Uprising
PlacePrison, Islands, Boarding school
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Makes me think, Depressive

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.





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