TV series about prisoners

TV series about prisoners
List of the best TV series about prisoners according to viewers: Orange Is the New Black, Alcatraz, Curon, Prison Break, Caliphate, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Central Russia's Vampires, When They See Us, The Handmaid's Tale, The Count of Monte Cristo.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51
CharactersLesbians, Strong women
PlacePrison
StyleFor girls, Fancy

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison

Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and Parminder Nagra. The show was cancelled on May 9, 2012.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceVillage, Small towns

When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Brothers
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Prison Escape, Obsession, Self-sacrifice
PlacePrison
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Special agents, Terrorists
PlotDeath
StyleSpectacular, Women in the lead roles

National Security agent Fatima receives a tip that a terrorist attack against Sweden is in the planning stage. Meanwhile Sulle, a teenage girl in Stockholm, gets interested in her student assistent who opens doors to a new and fascinating world - the true path. Kalifat is a thriller about the intermingled fates of five young women who get caught up in the seducing and destroying force of religious fundamentalism.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers

Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for profiling, finds herself hot on the killer's trail, Rhyme finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersVampire
PlotSects
PlaceRussia

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Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersTeenagers, Lawyers, Parents
PlotInvestigation
StyleShort, Worth watching, Based on real events, Makes me think

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersLesbians, Childrens, Strong women, Pregnant women, Maids
PlotSurvival, Religion
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, For girls, Spectacular, Dystopian, Sad

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy
Duration06:40
PlotTravel

A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersCaptives
PlotInvestigation, Death, Lost memory, Life after death, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleMakes me think, Women in the lead roles, Philosophical

Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison
StyleMakes me think

The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration00:45
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison
StyleAction

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPartners
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpecial agents, Partners
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Prisoners
PlotFalse accusations
PlacePrison

A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Hackers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Judges, Criminals
PlotTime travel
PlacePrison
StyleFancy

Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios the first season and Titmouse, Inc. the second and third season. The series follows the events that take place in an unusual prison. The pilot episode aired on television on May 13, 2007, and its first season began on September 28, 2008. Superjail! is characterized by its psychedelic shifts in setting and plot and extreme graphic violence, which give the series a TV-MA-V rating. These elements are depicted through highly elaborate animated sequences, which have been described as "baroque and complicated and hard to take in at a single viewing". A fourth season was confirmed on David Wain's Twitter.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersInvestigators, Warriors
PlotMartial Arts, Adventures, Power, Intrigue
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will be his greatest challenge yet, even as he becomes a trusted companion to the Khan in his violent quest to become the Emperor of the World.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryMexico
CharactersPsychologists
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Fascinating

A former U.S. Marine, Lázaro Mendoza, enters a maximum security prison in Mexico (La Rotunda), under a false identity and accused of an alleged triple murder. Now as Dante Pardo, his mission is to infiltrate a dangerous band of inmates and guards that operate inside and outside of prison who are the prime suspects of the kidnapping of the teenage daughter of U.S. Judge, John Morris. Inside La Rotunda, Lázaro has to find out who carried out the kidnapping and the whereabouts of the girl.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, detective
CountryRussia
Duration03:28
CharactersInvestigators

A captain in pursuit of escaped prisoners must survive harsh climates and unravel a mystery involving sensitive documents.

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Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA, France

A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Friends, Journalists
PlotLife, Growing up
StyleBy books, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

For decades, childhood best friends Kate and Tully have weathered life's storms together -- until a betrayal threatens to break them apart for good.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
CharactersTeenagers, Monsters
PlotMystery, Mystery
PlaceSchool
StyleEasy, Makes me think

A masked figure known as "The Curious" collects tales of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids anthology series.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:06
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Superman, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Adventures, Fate, Uprising
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotSuperpowers, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleMarvel, Spectacular, Fascinating

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryChile, USA
CharactersWidows
PlotMystery, Supernatural
TimeDark ones
StyleDark, Women in the lead roles

This terrifying thriller follows widow Lisey Landon as a series of disturbing events revives memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersSerial killers, Mafia
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Mystery, Shootouts
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: the House always wins.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards
PlotSupernatural, Magic
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, Women in the lead roles, Fascinating

In the last years of Victoria's reign, London is beset by the "Touched": people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True, a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair, a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.

Markimdb: 9.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:55
CharactersFamily, Kings, Dragons, Brothers, Sisters
PlotLove, betrayal, Adventures, Magic, Intrigue
PlaceForest
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.





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