New, Upcoming or Elusive

New and Upcoming Prison Movies

  • Forgive Me (Russia) - directed by prisoner Aleksey Andronov in prison
  • The Nightingale of Tibet (2012, India)
  • Calapor (2013, India)
  • Brides (2014, Georgia)
  • Ley de Fuga (2014, Venezuela) released 26 September 2014
  • Jogo de Xadrez (2014, Brazil)
  • Captain Masr (2015, Egypt)
  • Elimination Game (2015, USA)
  • 3000 Yaom / 3000 Layla / 3000 Nights (2015, Palestine, France)
  • Chapo: The Escape of the Century (2016, Mexico)
  • Unutra / Inside (2015, Serbia)
  • Stanley a Man of Variety (2016, UK)
  • The Chair (2016, USA)
  • Noem my skollie (2016, South Africa)
  • Somnio - Infinity Chamber (2016, USA)
  • Crown Heights (2017, USA)
  • The Merciless (2017, South Korea)
  • Il permesso - 48 ore fuori (Italy, 2017)
  • Shot Caller (2017, USA)
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017, USA)
  • The Number (2017, South Africa)
  • Jugni - Hath Kise na Auni (2017, India)
  • Lucknow Central (2017, India)
  • Carpinteros / Woodpeckers (2017, Dominican Republic)

In Development

  • The Archbishop and the Antichrist (South Africa)
  • Goree Girls (USA)
  • Heartlock (USA)
  • Incarceron (USA)
  • Inshalla I’stafadet / Blessed Benefit (Jordan)
  • Marching Powder (USA)
  • Papillon (USA)
  • Prison is Not My Home (South Africa) - Zallywood
  • A Letter from Prison (South Korea)
  • The Marriott Cell (UK)
  • Maze (UK)
  • The Pardon (Rwanda)
  • Three Seconds (USA)
  • All Day and a Night (USA)

Bars

Top 10 Most Wanted but Elusive

✪  беспредел (Bespredel) / Lawlessness (1989, Russia)

Highly-rated Russian drama. On You Tube with no subtitles.

Fængslende feriedage / Holidays in Jail (1978, Denmark)

Gyodoso World Cup / Prison World Cup (2001, South Korea)

Half (2016, South Korea)

✪  La Cavale / On the Lam (1971, France)

A woman prisoner forms an idea to escape after writing in her journal.

✪  Longe da Vista (1998, Portugal)

✪  Now Barabbas (1949, UK)

✪  Tetoviranje / Tattooing (1991, Croatia)

✪  The Honor System (1917, USA)

✪  Tonight’s the Night: Pass it On (1934, UK)

Bars

  • 30 Youm fel Segn / 30 Days in Prison (1966, Egypt)
  • A Cavallo Della Tigre (1962, Italy)
  • Accade al penitenziario (1955, Italy) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Açlığa Doymak / Full of Hunger (2012, Turkey) - about the F-Type prisons
  • Affinity (2008, USA)
  • Alcatraz Island (1937, USA)
  • Alles Nur Tarnung (1996, Germany) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012, USA)
  • Auraton Ka Jail / Ladies Jail (2002, India)
  • Ba Bai Bang / Letters from Death Row (2008, China)
  • Behind the Wall of Shame (1995, China)
  • Brotherly Love (1928, USA)
  • Brothers (1977, USA)
  • Cage, The (1990, USA)
  • Captive Faith (1991, USA)
  • Dead Man Out (1989, USA)
  • Dead Man Talking (2012, Belgium / France) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Destroyer (1988, USA)
  • Detenuto in Attesa Di Giudizio / Why (1971, Italy) - available but no English sub-titles
  • El Patio de mi Carcel / My Prison Yard (2008, Spain) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Entre Rojas (1995, Spain) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Fixer, The (1968, UK)
  • Gokudô meshi / Sukiyaki (2011, Japan)
  • Great Redeemer, The (1920, USA)
  • Her Majesty’s Pleasure (1973, UK)
  • Horas de Luz (2004, Spain) - available but no English sub-titles
  • I was a Convict (1939, USA)
  • Il gemello (2012, Italy) - available but no English subtitles
  • It’s a Mad, Mad Prison (1988, Taiwan)
  • Izarren Argia / Stars to Wish Upon (2010, Spain)
  • Jack O’Hearts (1926, USA)
  • Jail Busters (1955, USA)
  • Jawhara (2004, Morocco)
  • Kanikuly strogogo rezhima / High Security Vacation (2009, Russia)
  • Kattorna / The Cats (1965, Sweden)
  • Koma (2013, Georgia) On You Tube with no subtitles.
  • Komplizzinnen / Accomplices (1987, Germany)
  • La Danse de Mort (1948, France)
  • Laughter in Hell (1933, USA)
  • Le Droit d’aimer / Brainwashed (1972, France)
  • Le Solitaire / The Loner (1973, France)
  • Les Mains Libres (2010, France)
  • Les Ordres / Orderers (1974, Canada)
  • Linç: Arap Kadir / The Lynching (1970, Turkey) - on YouTube with French sub-titles
  • Me’Ahorei Hasoragim II / Beyond the Walls II (1992, Israel)
  • Médecin chef a la Santé (2012, France)
  • Le Meteore / The Meteor (2013, Canada)
  • Mittem im Sturm / Within the Whirlwind (2010, Germany + others)
  • Murder in the Big House (1942, USA)
  • Nadzór / Custody (1985, Poland) - available but no English subtitles
  • Nincs Idö / Beyond Time (1974, Hungary)
  • Ombline (2012, France) - available, but no English subtitles
  • Ormai è Fatta! (1999, Italy)
  • Over the Wall (1938, USA)
  • Petrina hronia / Stone Years (1985, Greece)
  • Prison for Children (1987, USA)
  • Prison Nkrabea 2 (2014, Ghana) - on YouTube
  • Prison on Fire - Plaintive Destiny (2001, Hong Kong)
  • Prison Stories (1991, USA)
  • Prisons de Femmes (1958, France)
  • Prisonnières (1988, France ) - available but no English sub-titles
  • Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivant / Silent Voice (2009, France)
  • Santo Stefano (1997, Italy)
  • School for Girls (1934, USA)
  • Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår! / Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975, Sweden)
  • Smashing the Money Ring (1939, USA)
  • They All Come Out (1939, USA)
  • Thirty Stretch (1968, UK)
  • Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar (1989, Turkey)
  • Underdogs (2007, Germany ) - available, but no English sub-titles
  • Vägen Ut / Breaking Out (1999, Sweden)
  • Violetes (2008, Spain)
  • Vyfster: Die Slot / Five Star: The Final (1986, South Africa)
  • Women in Prison (1938, USA)
  • Women of San Quentin (1983, USA)
  • Женская тюряга / Women’s Slammer (1991, Russia)
  • Yuheisha - terorisuto / Prisoner - Terrorist (2007, Japan)
  • Zaklyuchennye / Convicts (1936, Russia)
  • Zazidani / The Walled In (1969, Yugoslavia)
  • Zvenenje v glavi / Headnoise (2002, Slovenia / Croatia)

Not Quite Prison Movies

  • Ariel (1988, Finland)
  • A Killer in the Family (1983, USA)
  • Life Begins (1932, USA)