Movies by Era

1920s  (9)

Convict 13 (1921, USA), The Second Hundred Years (1927, USA), For the Term of His Natural Life (1927, Australia with USA), Sex in Chains (1928, Germany), The Hoose-Gow (1929, USA), Condemned! (1929, USA), Weary River (1929, USA), Thunderbolt (1929, USA), The Godless Girl (1929, USA)

1930s  (48)

The Big House (1930, USA), El Presidio (1930, USA), Up the River (1930, USA), Numbered Men (1930, USA), Pardon Us (1931, USA), The Criminal Code (1931), Ladies of the Big House (1931, USA), Révolte dans la Prison (1931, France / USA), I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932, USA), Hold ‘Em Jail (1932, USA), Hell’s House (1932, USA), The Last Mile (1932, USA), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932, USA), Ladies They Talk About (1932, USA), Hell’s Highway (1932, USA), Behind the Mask (1932, USA), The Mayor of Hell (1933, USA), Day of Reckoning (1933, USA), Hold Your Man (1933, USA), The Daring Young Man (1935, USA), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936, USA), The Bridge of Sighs (1936, USA), Road Gang (1936, USA), The Accusing Finger (1936, USA), San Quentin (1937, USA), The Hurricane (1937, USA), Never Too Late to Mend (1937, UK), Prison Nurse (1937, USA), Convict 99 (1938, UK), Prison Break (1938, USA), Penitentiary (1938, USA), Prison Train (1938, USA), Prison Farm (1938, USA), Prison Without Bars (1938, UK), Condemned Women (1938, USA), Crime School (1938, USA), Each Dawn I Die (1939, USA), Buried Alive (1939, USA), Blackwell’s Island (1939, USA), Mutiny in the Big House (1939, USA), Behind Prison Gates (1939, USA), Devil’s Island (1939, USA), Those High Grey Walls (1939, USA), You Can’t Get Away With Murder (1939, USA), Boys’ Reformatory (1939, USA), 6,000 Enemies (1939, USA), The Big Guy (1939, USA), Back Door to Heaven (1939, USA)

1940s  (24)

Castle on the Hudson (1940, USA), Men Without Souls (1940, USA), Convicted Woman (1940), Before I Hang (1940, USA), Jailbirds (1940, UK), Sullivan’s Travels (1941, USA), Men of San Quentin (1942, USA), Lady Gangster (1942, USA), Three Smart Saps (1942, USA), Girls in Chains (1943, USA), Prison Mutiny (1943, USA), Behind Prison Walls (1943, USA), Lady in the Death House (1944, USA), Within These Walls (1945, USA), Shoeshine (1946, Italy), Brute Force (1947, USA), Road to the Big House (1947, USA), Canon City (1948, USA), Train to Alcatraz (1948, USA), Caged (1949, USA), White Heat (1949, USA), The Story of Molly X (1949, USA), Prison Warden (1949, USA), Johnny Holiday (1949, USA)

1950s  (45)

Un Chant D’Amour (1950, France), Convicted (1950, USA), State Penitentiary (1950, USA), Chain Gang (1950, USA), So Young So Bad (1950, USA), Triple Trouble (1950, USA), Big House Bunny (1950, USA), The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950, USA), Experiment Alcatraz (1950, USA), Prisoners in Petticoats (1950, USA), Las Islas Marías (1951, Mexico), Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951, USA), Under the Gun (1951, USA), My Six Convicts (1952, USA), Carbine Williams (1952, USA), Carne de Presidio (1952, Mexico), Hellgate (1952, USA), Devil’s Canyon (1953, USA), Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954, USA), The Weak and the Wicked (1954, UK), Black Tuesday (1954, USA), Duffy of San Quentin (1954, USA), Women’s Prison (1955, USA), Cell 2455, Death Row (1955, USA), Big House, U.S.A. (1955, USA), Unchained (1955, USA), Betrayed Women (1955, USA), Hold Back Tomorrow (1955, USA), Yield to the Night (1956, UK), Girls in Prison (1956, USA), Blonde Bait (1956, UK / USA), Behind the High Wall (1956, USA), A Man Escaped (1956, France), Jailhouse Rock (1957, USA), Untamed Youth (1957, USA), House of Numbers (1957, USA), The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957, USA), The Defiant Ones (1958, USA), Revolt in the Big House (1958), I Want to Live! (1958, USA), Kala Pani (1958, India), Two Eyes, Twelve Hands (1958, India), The Last Mile (1959, USA), Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959, USA), Hell in the City (1959, Italy)

1960s  (36)

Le Trou (1960, France), The Criminal (1960, UK), Two Way Stretch (1960, UK), So Evil, So Young (1961, UK), House of Women (1961, USA), Ismail Yasin in Prison (1961, Egypt), Women of Devil’s Island (1962, Italy / France), Samar (1962, USA), Jacktown (1962, USA), The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962, USA), Gaolbreak (1962, UK), The Quare Fellow (1962, UK), Convicts 4 (1962, USA), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962, UK), The Pot Carriers (1962, UK), Pressure Point (1962, USA), The Cracksman (1963, UK), Bandini (1963, India), Impact (1963, UK), The Ceremony (1963, USA), The Brig (1964, USA), Girl on a Chain Gang (1965, USA), The Hill (1965, UK), The Walls of Abashiri Prison (1965, Japan), The Sheriff Behind Bars (1965, Czechoslovakia), I Stefania (1966, Greece), Deathwatch (1966, USA), Cool Hand Luke (1967, USA), Death by Hanging (1968, Japan), Skidoo (1968, USA), 99 Women (1969, Germany and ors), Larks on a String (1969, Czechoslovakia), Take the Money and Run (1969, USA), The Witness (1969, Hungary), Riot (1969, USA), You’re Lying! (1969, Sweden)

1970s  (40)

There Was a Crooked Man… (1970, USA), The Traveling Executioner (1970, USA), Guru, the Mad Monk (1970, USA), The Pursuit of Happiness (1970, USA), The Jackal of Nahueltoro (1970, Chile), Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971, Canada), I’m Going to Get You… Elliott Boy (1971, Canada), The Glass House (1972, USA), Days of ‘36 (1972, Greece), The Valachi Papers (1972, Italy / France), Women in Chains (1972, USA), Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion (1972, Japan), Garden of the Dead (1972, USA), Word of Honour (1972, Egypt), The Slams (1973, USA), Papillon (1973, USA), Black Mama, White Mama (1973, USA / Philippines), The Longest Yard (1974, USA), House of Whipcord (1974, UK), Cage Without a Key (1975, USA), Breakout (1975, USA), The Victims (1975, Egypt), El Apando (1976, Mexico), Nightmare in Badham County (1976, USA), Short Eyes (1977, USA), The Consequence (1977, Germany), Buckstone County Prison (1978, USA), They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978, USA), Mean Dog Blues (1978, USA), Midnight Express (1978, USA), On the Yard (1978, USA), Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang (1978, Canada), Scum (1979, UK), Porridge (1979, UK), Human Experiments (1979, USA), Escape from Alcatraz (1979, USA), Sense of Freedom (1979, UK), The Jericho Mile (1979, USA), Penitentiary (1979, USA), We are the Bus People (1979, Egypt)

1980s  (57)

Brubaker (1980, USA), Stir (1980, Australia), Gideon’s Trumpet (1980, USA),  Stir Crazy (1980, USA), Attica (1980, USA), McVicar (1980, UK), Hoodwink (1981, Australia), Escape from New York (1981, USA), Scrubbers (1982, UK), Interrogation (1982, Poland), Penitentiary II (1982, USA), Turkey Shoot (1982, Australia), Fast-Walking (1982, USA), The Concrete Jungle (1982, USA), Love Child (1982, USA), In the Custody of Strangers (1982, USA), Umbartha (1982, India), The Wall (1983, Turkey), Bad Boys (1983, USA), The Eyes of the Birds (1983, Switzerland / France), Off the Wall (1983, USA), Chained Heat (1983, USA), Hell Hole (1983, Indonesia / Philippines), Beyond the Walls (1984, Israel), Atrapadas (1984, Argentina), Maximum Security (1984, USA), Mrs. Soffel (1984, USA), Chain Gang (1984, USA), L’Addition (1984, France), Hard Choices (1985, USA), Turning to Stone (1985, Canada), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, Brazil / USA), Doin’ Time (1985, USA), Runaway Train (1985, USA), Red Heat (1985, USA), Doing Life (1986, Canada), Born American (1986, USA / Finland), Vendetta (1986, USA), The Hour Before My Brother Dies (1986, Australia), Down by Law (1986, USA), Prison on Fire (1987, Hong Kong), Weeds (1987, USA), Six Against the Rock (1987, USA), Deathrow Gameshow (1987, USA), Lust for Freedom (1987, USA), Buy & Cell (1988, USA), Ghosts… of the Civil Dead (1988, Australia), Women Prison (1988, Hong Kong), Tango & Cash (1988, USA), Prison (1988, USA), The Chair (1988, USA), Jailbird Rock (1988, USA / Argentina), Zombie Death House (1988, USA), Lock Up (1989, USA), An Innocent Man (1989, USA), Forever Mary (1989, Italy), The First Time is the Last Time (1989, Hong Kong)

1990s  (79)

Le Party (1990, Canada), Prison on Fire 2 (1990, Hong Kong), Death Warrant (1990, USA), Fleischwolf (1990, Austria), Ernest Goes to Jail (1990, USA), Chaindance (1990, Canada), Club Fed (1990, USA), Silent Scream (1990, UK), Island of Fire (1990, Taiwan), Jail House Eros (1990, Hong Kong), Cadence (1990, USA), Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991, USA), Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991, Hong Kong), Wedlock (1991, USA), Alias ‘La Gringa’ (1991, Peru), Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1991, USA), American Me (1992, USA), My Cousin Vinny (1992, USA), The Boys of Cellblock Q (1992, USA), Live by the Fist (1992, Philippines / USA), The Children’s Rebellion (1992, France), Fortress (1992, USA), Against the Wall (1993, USA), In the Name of the Father (1993, UK), Bound by Honor (1993, USA) Todos a la Cárcel (1993, Spain), Last Light (1993, USA), The Fence (1994, USA), Against Their Will (1994, USA), The Shawshank Redemption (1994, USA), Girls in Prison (1994, USA), Naked Gun 33 1/3 - The Final Insult (1994, USA), Captives (1994, UK), No Escape (1994, USA), Murder in the First (1994, USA), Everynight… everynight (1994, Australia), Dead Man Walking (1995, USA), Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995, USA), The Keeper (1995, USA), Condition Red (1995, USA / Finland), Broken Bars (1995, USA), The Rat Tamer (1995, Australia), Convict Cowboy (1995, USA), Life (1995, Australia), The Expert (1995, USA), Lilies (1996, Canada), Kala Pani (1996, India), Timelock (1996), Fled (1996, USA), Last Dance (1996, USA), White Night (1996, Israel), Some Mother’s Son (1996, Ireland / USA), Bloodsport II - The Next Kumite (1996, USA), Fugitive Rage (1996, USA), Sleepers (1996, USA), La Furia (1997, Argentina), Bandits (1997, Germany), Maximum Security (1997, USA), Convict 762 (1997, USA), Chinese Midnight Express (1997, Hong Kong), The Jail in Burning Island (1997), El Agujero (1997, Mexico), The Rock (1996, USA), Con Air (1997, USA), Prison of Secrets (1997, USA), First Time Felon (1997, USA), Dogboys (1998, USA), Letters from a Killer (1998, USA), Zonzon (1998, France), Slam (1998, USA), Evasive Action (1998, USA), American History X (1998, USA), A Letter from Death Row (1998, USA), Spoiler (1998, USA), Life (1999, USA), The Green Mile (1999, USA), Brokedown Palace (1999, USA), Pros & Cons (1999, USA), Chinese Midnight Express II (1999, Hong Kong), Bloodsport 4 - The Dark Kumite (1999, USA), Instinct (1999, USA)

2000s  (169)

Greenfingers (2000, UK), Johnny Greyeyes (2000, Canada), Chopper (2000, Australia), Animal Factory (2000, USA), Is it Clear, My Friend? (2000, Croatia), Unshackled (2000, USA), Lockdown (2000, USA), Chicken Run (2000, UK), The Guys from Paradise (2000, Japan), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, USA), Prison Song (2001, USA), Black Cat in Jail (2000, Hong Kong), Borstal Boy (2000, UK / Ireland), Deathrow (2000, Philippines), Hammerlock (2001, USA), Down Time (2001, USA), The Visit (2001, USA), Lucky Break (2001, UK), Mean Machine (2001, UK), A Young Prisoner’s Revenge (2001, China), Tracks (2001, USA), The Last Castle (2001, USA), Stranger Inside (2001, USA), H3 (2001, Ireland), Monster’s Ball (2001, USA), Silent Grace (2001, Ireland), Das Experiment (2001, Germany), Within These Walls (2001, USA), Prison on Fire: Life Sentence (2001, Hong Kong), Proximity (2001, USA), The Killing Yard (2001, USA), Conviction (2001, USA), Guilt by Association (2001, USA), Vortex (2001, Germany), Con Games (2001, USA), New Alcatraz (2001, USA), Back by Midnight (2002, USA), Women’s Prison (2002, Iran), Half Past Dead (2002, USA), Histoire de Pen (2002, Canada), Doing Time (2002, Japan), Old Men in New Cars (2002, Denmark), Go for Broke (2002, USA), Jail Breakers (2002, South Korea), Celda #27 (2002, Mexico), Maléfique (2002, France), The Hard Word (2002, Australia), Chicago (2002, USA), Butterfly in Grey (2002, Thailand), The Escapist (2002, UK), 15 to Life (2002, USA), Unspeakable (2002, USA), Redeemer (2002, USA), Nor Chor (2002, Thailand), Civil Brand (2002, USA), Hari ng selda: Anak ni baby ama 2 (2002, Philippines), Bless You, Prison (2002, Romania), Just Do It - The Risk is Yours (2002, Poland), Une Part du Ciel (2002, France / Belgium / Luxembourg), Undisputed (2002, USA), God Has a Rap Sheet (2002, USA), The Twilight (2002, Iran), Alive (2002, Japan), The Wounded (2002, USA), Prison on Fire: Preacher (2002, Hong Kong), Carandiru (2003, Brazil), Beyond Re-animator (2003, Spain), In Hell (2003, USA), The Carpenter’s Pencil (2003, Spain), Holes (2003, USA), Elly Baly Balak (2003, Egypt), Carmen (2003, Russia), Symmetry (2003, Poland), Jailbait (2003, USA), 13 Dead Men (2003, USA), 9 Souls (2003, Japan), 3 Walls (2003, India), Love Comes to the Executioner (2003, USA), Arcibel’s Game (2003, Argentina), Circuit 2 (2003), In Your Hands (2004, Denmark), Dead Leaves (2004, Japan), Manners of Dying (2004, Canada), Doing Hard Time (2004, USA), There was a Beautiful Girl (2004, India), Six - The Mark Unleashed (2004, USA), On the Outs (2004, USA), Jing: King of Bandits - Seventh Heaven (2004, Japan), Diamond Geezer (2005, UK), Day Break (2005, Iran), The Longest Yard (2005, USA), El Escape De Los Santos (2005, USA), Living Dead Lock Up (2005, USA), Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2005, USA), Shackles (2005, USA), Dead Men Walking (2005, USA), Pardon (2005, Turkey), Shapeshifter (2005, USA), Pierrepoint - the Last Hangman (2005, UK), Animal (2005, USA), O Şimdi Mahkum (2005, Turkey), Longford (2006, UK), Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006, Japan), Salty Air (2006, Italy), Four Minutes (2006, Germany), Chronicle of an Escape (2006, Argentina), Madea Goes to Jail (2006, USA), Provoked (2006, UK / India), Shadow: Dead Riot (2006, USA), Let’s Go to Prison (2006, USA), Maundy Thursday (2006, South Korea), Righteous Ties (2006, South Korea), Eduart (2006, Greece), Hell in Tangier (2006, Belgium), Holiday (2006, South Korea), 7 Ans (2006, France), Goodbye Bafana (2007, Belgium), Furnace (2007, USA), Breath (2007, South Korea), Half Past Dead 2 (2007, USA), Chain Gang Girls - Nami: Shared Cell 42 (2007, Japan), The Condemned (2007, USA), Mickey B (2007, UK), Dios te bendiga hijo mío Santa Martha Acatitla Penitenciaria (2007, Mexico), More Than Just a Game (2007, South Africa), Big Stan (2007, USA), Black August (2007, USA), Chicken Mexicaine (2007, Switzerland), Proper Eyes (2007, Argentina), Selda (2007, Philippines), Racing for Time (2007, USA), Estomago (2007, Brazil / Italy), From the House of the Dead (2007, France), The Mannsfield 12 (2007, USA), Animal 2 (2007, USA), Hellhole: Inmate 611 (2007, Japan), Hellcage: Inmate 611 Part 2 (2007, Japan), VIP (Very Important Prisoners) - The Other House (Guatemala, 2007), Night Train (2007, China), Lion’s Den (2008, Argentina), Hunger (2008, UK), Forever Strong (2008, USA), The Escapist (2008, UK), Felon (2008, USA), Nothing But the Truth (2008, USA), Ramchand Pakistani (2008, Pakistan), Ring of Death (2008, USA), Pour Elle (2008, France), Terra Nova (2008, Russia), Death Race (2008, USA), Vacation (2008, Japan), Dante 01 (2008, France), Boobheads (2008, Greece), Bronson (2009, UK), The King of Jail Breakers (2009, Japan), Jail (2009, India), Stoic (2009, USA), A Prophet (2009, France), Celda 211 (2009, Spain), Bad Girls: The Musical (2009, UK), Law Abiding Citizen (2009, USA), Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009, USA), The Jailhouse (2009, USA), The Executioner (2009, South Korea), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009,USA), Stuck! (2009, USA), City Island (2009, USA), The Loners (2009, Israel), Tutta Colpa di Giuda (2009, Italy), Prison Break: The Final Break (2009, USA), Angry Planet (2009, USA)

2010s  (76)

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010, Romania / Sweden), The Wrath of Cain (2010, USA), Dog Pound (2010, Canada / France), Kajínek (2010, Czech Republic), Release (2010, UK), Undisputed III: Redemption (2010, USA), Stone (2010, USA), The Next Three Days (2010, USA), 8E88 Fan Lanla (2010, Thailand), Locked Down (2010, USA), Dark Love (2010, Italy), The Experiment (2010, USA), King of Devil’s Island (2010, Norway), R (2010, Denmark), The Mulberry Tree (2010, USA), Toy Story 3 (2010, USA), Harmony (2010, South Korea), A School Behind Bars (2010, Japan), Ghosted (2011, UK), Breathing (2011, Austria), Cell 213 (2011, Canada), Screwed (2011, UK), Cellmates (2011, USA), Amnesty (2011, Albania), Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison (2011, Japan), 33 Postcards (2011, Australia / China), Laughing Gor 2 (2011, Hong Kong), Under Jakob’s Ladder (2011, USA), Guilty (2011, France), Crulic: The Path to Beyond (2011, Romania / Poland), 72 Kogus (2011, Turkey), Caesar Must Die (2012, Italy), Get the Gringo (2012, USA), Offender (2012, UK), Firelight (2012, USA), K-11 (2012, USA), 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012, USA / Peru), Lockout (2012, USA), 7 Stones (2012, USA), Inside (2012, USA), Maximum Conviction (2012, USA), Left to Die (2012, USA), Everyday (2012, UK), Middle of Nowhere (2012, USA), F Tipi Film (2012, Turkey), Blackbird (2012, Canada), Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013, South Korea), Escape Plan (2013, USA), Starred Up (2013, UK), She Made Them Do It (2013, USA), Jailbait (2013, USA), Way Back Home (2013, South Korea), Like The Wind (2013, Italy / France), Coldwater (2013, USA), Boys Behind Bars (2013, UK), On the Job (2013, Philippines), Dance of the Steel Bars (2013, Philippines), Convict (2014, Australia), Healing (2014, Australia), Jamesy Boy (2014, USA), Son of a Gun (2014, Australia), We are Monster (2014, UK), Mercenaries (2014, USA), Rise (2014, Australia), Prison War 2 (2014, Nigeria / Ghana), A Warden’s Ransom (2014, Canada), Rosewater (2014, USA), Boys Behind Bars 2 (2014, UK), Calculator (2014, Russia), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015, USA), Vendetta (2015, USA), Get Hard (2015, USA), SPL2: A Time for Consequences (2015, China / Hong Kong), The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015, USA), Boys Behind Bars 3 (2015, UK), Riot (2015, USA), Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015, USA), True Story (2015, USA), Apprentice (2016, Singapore / others), Fiore (2016, Italy)