Prisoner Movies

List of the best movies about prisoners selected by visitors to our site: The Mauritanian, The Shawshank Redemption, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Escape Plan, Solitary, Beauty and the Dogs, Jack Falls, Crawl or Die, The Commuter, Rise of the Zombies.

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

The Mauritanian (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

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.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Escape Plan (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:55

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

Solitary (2020)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:29

A man wakes up inside a room to discover he's a prisoner sent into space to form Earth's first colony, and worse - his cell mate Alana is hell bent on destroying everything.

Beauty and the Dogs (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryTunisia, France, Sweden
Duration02:18

When Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, is raped by police officers after leaving a party, she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors.

Jack Falls (2011)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.

Crawl or Die (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Earth as we know it is gone. A virus has destroyed the planet and rendered all its women infertile, all but one. An elite team of soldiers are tasked with bringing the woman to safety on the newly habitable Earth Two. But when they are forced underground they find themselves fighting for survival from an bloodthirsty creature in a maze of ever shrinking tunnels. As the team's ranks start to dwindle, the tunnels shrink and the ammunition run out, the crawl for survival becomes more and more desperate.

The Commuter (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, China, Canada
Duration01:55

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Rise of the Zombies (2012)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heros are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.

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The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.

Midnight Special (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Greece
Duration01:50

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years earlier. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, the group members find themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone.

Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic horror. Realizing they may in fact be the last people on earth, a dark shadow hones in on them alone.

Brightburn (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Crawlspace (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:27

A group of elite soldiers sent to infiltrate and extract the lead science team from Pine Gap, Australia's top secret underground military compound, after it comes under attack from unknown forces. The mission is compromised when they encounter a young woman with no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. As they try to escape, the group quickly discovers all is not as it seems and the facility has become a testing ground for something far more sinister.

Abducted (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA

Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.

King of Devil's Island (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration01:56

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.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

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.

Peninsula (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, drama, cartoon
CountrySouth Korea

A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula.

The Banker (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

Spenser Confidential (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryUSA

Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

The Eagle (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

Coming 2 America (2021)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America once again.

The 5th Wave (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:30

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Marshall (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
Duration02:30

Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Survivor (2014)
Markimdb: 4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA

During their search for a habitable planet the last living humans crash-land on a barren world, inhabited by bloodthirsty aliens and mysterious post-apocalyptic warriors.




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