Movies about women's prison

Movies about women's prison
List of the best films about women's prison according to visitors: Jailbait, The Naked Cage, Brokedown Palace, Level 16, Ombline, White Oleander, Wild Rose, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre, Black Mama, White Mama.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Jailbait (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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, mental illness and her eventual search for redemption.

The Naked Cage (1985)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Brokedown Palace (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. In the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.

Level 16 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:21

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.

Ombline (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:35

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 the first 18 months of its life, after which time the child must be given up and placed into state care. Ombline has no intention of surrendering her beloved little boy and is prepared to do anything to convince the authorities that she is capable of rearing the child after she has left prison. As her maternal instincts assert themselves, the young woman finds she has a cause worth fighting for, and an opportunity to rebuild her shattered life…

White Oleander (2002)
Duration01:49

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:06

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA

When a fracking mishap accidentally rips apart the earth’s crust, the resulting hole opens up a gaping underground water way to a vast and mysterious ocean somewhere deep below. Instantly, giant prehistoric sharks begin wending their way upward toward a murky bog in the heart of the Arkansas Bayou. Unfortunately, for a group of female prisoners on a work detail in the swamp, the deadly sharks attack without warning – pinning a hapless group of intended victims in a small deserted cabin in the heart of the wetlands. Death may be the only means of escape!

Black Mama, White Mama (1973)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryPhilippines, USA
Duration01:27

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 their way across the wilderness, igniting a bloody shootout between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries.

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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Bound (1996)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Corky, a tough female ex-convict working on an apartment renovation in a Chicago building, meets a couple living next door, Caesar, a paranoid mobster, and Violet, his seductive girlfriend, who is immediately attracted to her.

Vendetta (1986)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA

A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.

Caged (1950)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA

Caged tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict.

Light Up! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:25

Alevtina Romanova is a warden in the woman's colony, and the only thing that is different from her «iron lady» image is her voice - a voice which even a notable opera diva would envy. However, Alevtina has been ashamed of her talent since the times she was a kid and nowadays, preliminarily making sure no one's around, she rarely sings for herself. Despite the fact that Alevtina is trying to stay invisible, one of the prisoners secretly records her singing on video by a cellphone and puts it online. The tape becomes a real sensation, and soon Alevtina is invited to Moscow to participate in the main singing show on national television. A sincere desire to change her life awakens inside Alevtina but she's not ready to compete in the show at all. The only person who could train her voice and prepare her for the performance is that very prisoner, who recorded the video, who turns out to be a singer in the past.

102 Dalmatians (2000)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:40

Get ready for a howling good time as an all new assortment of irresistible animal heroes are unleashed in this great family tail! In an unlikely alliance, the outrageous Waddlesworth... a parrot who thinks he's a Rottweiler... teams up with Oddball... an un-marked Dalmation puppy eager to earn her spots! Together they embark on a laugh-packed quest to outwit the ever-scheming Cruella De Vil

The Concrete Jungle (1982)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

An unfortunate and naive girl is set-up by her boyfriend and convicted of drug smuggling. She is sent to a women's correctional facility where she must constantly struggle to survive.

Outlaw (2020)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia

A high school student and a young criminal are trying to get reciprocity from the most popular guy in the school. The general and the dancer in 1985 put their careers and life on the line to be together.

Love Camp 7 (1969)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA

Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there.

Red Letters (2000)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.

Hell in the City (1959)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:46

A young girl comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture. The inmates she befriends vary from big tough dangerous dames to smaller submissive ladies who are totally lost in prison life.

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:52

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, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

Vera Drake (2004)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:05

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland

"Mad" Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

Suzanne (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance

The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.

Story of Women (1988)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50

France, World War II. In order to somehow make ends meet, the mother of two children, Marie Latour, does underground abortions and rents a room to a familiar prostitute. She doesn't pay any attention to her husband, who returned from the war because of his injury and lives her own life. Abortions gradually begin to bring a good income, and boredom can be easily dispelled by starting a young lover ...

A Better Life (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50

Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of financing and bank loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia has to take a job in Canada, while Yann is forced to stay behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the child confront a relentless avalanche of creditors, an uncaring system and the daily grind from which there is no respite… Yann finally understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining his lover – as well as reuniting mother and child – by following Nadia to Canada and a better life.

Four Minutes (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryGermany
Duration01:52

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 was.

In Her Skin (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:47

Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.




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