TV series about women's prison

TV series about women's prison
List of the best TV series about women's prison according to viewers: Wentworth, Avlu, Mindhunter, Orange Is the New Black, For Life, Bangkok Hilton, If Tomorrow Comes, When They See Us, Alcatraz, Prison Break.

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

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: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryTurkey
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Judges
PlotLove, Dancing
PlacePrison, Turkey
StyleAction, Fascinating

After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.

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: 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: 7.7
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: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration04:30
PlotThe escape

Bangkok Hilton is a three-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by Kennedy Miller Productions and directed by Ken Cameron. The title of the mini-series is, in the story, the nickname of a fictional Bangkok prison in which the protagonist is imprisoned, a mordant reference to Hanoi Hilton, the prison known as such used by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration05:04
PlotLove, betrayal
PlacePrison

Tracy Whitney was in love, pregnant and engaged to marry into one of America's best family. And then, with one phone call, she lost everything. After 5 years of unjust imprisonment, Tracy emerges from prison a new woman. Cunning. Ruthless. Determined to survive. But there is one man as formidable as she is. As their paths crisscross, they eventually become daredevil partners in an adventure that climaxes their criminal careers.

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: 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: 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: 8.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersLawyers
PlotInvestigation

Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude which can be challenging to maintain when someone he cares about is threatened — or when he is investigating the mystery surrounding the murder he was falsely accused of.

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: 7.9
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: 6.5
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersRich, Couriers
PlotLove, Treason, Relationship
PlaceRussia
StyleFascinating

Collection of satirical sketches, telling about the decent inhabitants of the Patriarchal Ponds and their obscene stories. The series includes touching, outrageous and full of love intimate stories that are not accepted to speak out loud.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:53
PlotApocalypse, Prison Escape
PlaceEngland
StyleTouching

When the news is announced that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth, the most hilarious and unexpected chain of events imaginable is set in motion.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration00:48
PlotSurvival, Viruses
PlaceRussia

A drug company, attempting to create a perfect human race, releases a virus which proves to be deadly. People are dying by the thousands, but eleven strangers, who wake up in a bunker with no memory of how they got there, find themselves responsible for determining the future of all mankind.

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: 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: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:41
PlacePrison

Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He must struggle to prove his innocence.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersStrong women, Lawyers
PlotMystery
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleSpectacular, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Madeline Scott, a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice, runs an underdog criminal defense firm. There is no one who understands the power of setting an innocent person free more than Madeline. At age 18, she was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, in a sensational murder case. Madeline defends others as she fights to maintain her innocence and searches for the real killer in her own case.

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: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom

Within These Walls is a British television drama programme made by London Weekend Television for ITV and shown between 1974 and 1978. It portrayed life in HMP Stone Park, a fictional women's prison. Unlike the later women-in-prison TV series Prisoner and Bad Girls, Within These Walls tended to centre its storylines around the prison staff rather than the inmates.The lead character was the well-groomed, genteel governor Faye Boswell, and episodes revolved around her attempts to liberalise the prison regime while managing her personal life at home. Another prominent character was her Chief Officer, Mrs. Armitage. Googie Withers left after three series; in Series Four her character was replaced as governor by Helen Forrester, who in turn left to be replaced in the final Series Five by Susan Marshall.The creator and writer of the programme, David Butler, played the prison chaplain, the Rev Henry Prentice, in some episodes.As of November 2011 Network DVD have released all five series in the UK, with the exception of "Nowhere for the Kids", an episode from Series Two which appears to have been wiped from the archives.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom

Based on real-life experiences, Tenko remains one of the most fondly remembered and acclaimed BBC dramas of the early 1980s. It follows a group of women, formerly comfortably well-off ex-pats living in Singapore, as they are captured by the Japanese during World War II.

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: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
CharactersMonsters
PlotTechnology
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Inspired by the Internet’s “404” error code, Dimension 404 aims to evoke that 3 AM feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Gays, Lesbians, Pupils, New kids at school
PlotRelationship
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic

Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the killer—who comes to be nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist"—is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryColombia
CharactersSpecial agents, Soldier
StyleAction, Fascinating

After surrendering to Bogotá police, an ex-guerrilla avoids prison by working undercover to investigate a ruthless enforcer of government corruption.





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