Movies about women's prison

Movies about women's prison
List of the best films about women's prison according to visitors: 365 Days, A.L.Zh.I.R, Brokedown Palace, A Better Life, Bound, Level 16, White Oleander, Jailbait, Ombline, The Concrete Jungle.

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

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 3.3
Genremelodrama
CountryPoland
CharactersMafia, Rich guys and poor girls, Rich, Beautiful actors, Beautiful girls
PlotLove, Passion, Abduction, Relationship, Travel
PlaceItaly
StyleRomantic, Explicit scenes, Beautiful, Fascinating

Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of a Sicilian Mafia family, has no other option but to takeover after his father has been assassinated. Laura is a sales director in a luxurious hotel in Warsaw. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship. Together with her bone-headed boyfriend Martin and some other friends, she takes a trip to Sicily. She does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive and give her 365 days - to fall in love with him.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
PlotSurvival, Political
PlaceTrains, USSR

The wife of the aircraft designer, Olga Pavlova, the head of the Moscow garment factory, and the wife of the director of the opera house, the famous Soviet opera singer Sofia Ter-Ashaturova, meet in the prison car of the train. Together they will go to Akmola camp of the wives of traitors of the Motherland, where there will be representatives of the most different strata of the population. Heroes will need strength of spirit and endurance to pass all the terrible ordeals on their way and remain human.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersFriends
PlotTravel, Friendship, False accusations
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, China, Asia
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
CharactersCooks, Single mothers, Poor
PlotDebts
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, France
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersLesbians, Mafia, Lovers
PlotRobbery, Passion, Seduction
PlaceWomen's Prison
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:21
CharactersGirlfriends
PlotPrison Break, Survival, The escape, Depression, Mystery
PlaceWomen's Prison, Boarding school
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Artists
PlotLoneliness
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, USA
StyleTouching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:35
CharactersPregnant, Babies
PlotFriendship
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, France
StyleGloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

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…

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, Women's Prison

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
PlacePrison, Women's Prison

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes
PlotRevenge, False accusations
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

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.

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: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersFriends, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship, Art, Birthday
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, Russia
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryGermany
Duration01:52
PlacePrison, Women's Prison
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:52
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Justice
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

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?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
PlotRevenge, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison

A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersMusicians, Lawyers, Friends, Tourists, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Money, Depression, Vacation, Computers
PlacePrison, Trains, Women's Prison, England, Party
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany, France
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Fog, Sects
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, Italy
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric

Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna Lou. But with the case at the heart of a media storm, the fine line between the police and criminals begins to blur and soon everyone becomes a suspect.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersLosers
PlotLoneliness, Fate
PlaceNew York
StyleInteresting, Light, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, musical, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersSingers, Stars
PlotPassion, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Chicago
StyleOscars, Fascinating

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:47
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Ballet, Missing people
PlacePrison, Women's Prison, Cemetery, Australia
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia

Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas Kretschmann, John Malkovich and Vera Farmiga in a bitter game of cat and mouse and a battle between hate and humanity, mercy and revenge.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union

Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the Bolsheviks get closer to Moscow. Although married, she spends time every day with Victor Pototsky, the film's cameraman. Gradually, it comes to light that Victor uses his job as a cover for filming White atrocities and Red heroism: he's a Bolshevik. He asks her for help, and she discovers meaning in her otherwise flighty and self-centred life. Love blooms. Will the Red forces arrive in time to save them from a suspicious White military leader? Will she find courage?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:06
CharactersDogs, Hired assassins, Strong women, Killers, Bodyguards
PlotLove, Survival, Martial Arts, Chase, Hatred
PlacePrison, Sea, Aircraft, Women's Prison, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
CharactersPregnant, Priests
PlacePrison
StyleDepressive

Anna, a young theology graduate, starts work as a prison chaplain. She becomes especially concerned about one inmate, Kate, regarded as difficult and withdrawn, but whom the other inmates credit with mysterious healing powers.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, West Germany, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersJews, Pupils, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death
PlaceFrance, USA, Boarding school
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.

Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, fantastic, action, action, thriller, drama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersBatman, Superhero, The Joker, Mafia, Psychopath
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Double life, Rivalry
StylePopular, Exciting, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, India
PlotOn real events
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with other women. he also subjected her to spousal rape. After ten years and having two children with him, out of fear, she sets him on fire.





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