Movies by Country

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Albania  (1)

Amnesty (2011)

Argentina  (7)

Atrapadas (1984), Jailbird Rock (1988, with USA), La Furia (1997), Arcibel’s Game (2003), Chronicle of an Escape (2006), Proper Eyes (2007), Lion’s Den (2008)

Australia  (17)

For the Term of His Natural Life (1927), Stir (1980), Hoodwink (1981), Turkey Shoot (1982), The Hour Before My Brother Dies (1986), Just Us (1986), Ghosts… of the Civil Dead (1988), Everynight… everynight (1994), Life (1995), The Rat Tamer (1995), Chopper (2000), The Hard Word (2002), 33 Postcards (2011, with China), Convict (2014), Healing (2014), Son of a Gun (2014), Rise (2014)

Austria  (2)

Fleischwolf (1990), Breathing (2011)

Belgium (6)

A Piece of Sky (2002, with France), Hell in Tangier (2006), Goodbye Bafana (2007), Within the Whirlwind (2009, with Poland and Germany), Tango Libre (2012, with France and others), Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

Brazil  (5)

Pixote (1981), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985 with USA), Carandiru (2003), Estomago (2007, with Italy), Chess Game (2014)

Cambodia (1)

Jailbreak (2017)

Canada  (19)

Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971), I’m Going to Get You… Elliott Boy (1971), Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang (1978), Turning to Stone (1985), Doing Life (1986), Le Party (1990), Chaindance (1990), First Circle (1992, with France), Lilies (1996), Johnny Greyeyes (2000), Histoire de Pen (2002), Manners of Dying (2004), Passion’s Web (2007), Affinity (2008, with UK, Romania), Dog Pound (2010, with France), Cell 213 (2011), Blackbird (2012), A Warden’s Ransom (2014), Ozzy (2016, with Spain)

Chile  (1)

The Jackal of Nahueltoro (1970)

China (6) [*Hong Kong listed separately]

Seventeen Years (1999), A Young Prisoner’s Revenge (2001), Night Train (2007), 33 Postcards (2011, with Australia), SPL2: A Time for Consequences (2015, incl Hong Kong), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018, with USA),

Croatia (1)

Is it Clear, My Friend? (2000)

Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia (3)

The Sheriff Behind Bars (1965), Larks on a String (1969), Kajínek (2010)

Denmark  (3)

Old Men in New Cars (2002), In Your Hands (2004), R (2010)

Dominican Republic (1)

Woodpeckers (2017)

Egypt  (5)

Ismail Yasin in Prison (1961), Word of Honour (1972), The Victims (1975), We are the Bus People (1979), Elly Baly Balak (2003)

Finland  (2)

Born American (1986, with USA), Condition Red (1995, with USA)

France  (26)

Révolte dans la prison (1931 with USA), Un Chant D’Amour (1950), A Man Escaped (1956), Le Trou (1960), Women of Devil’s Island (1962, with Italy), Revolver (1973, with Italy, Germany), The Eyes of the Birds (1983, with Switzerland), L’Addition (1984), The Children’s Rebellion (1992), First Circle (1992, with Canada), Zonzon (1998), Breakin’ Out (2001), A Piece of Sky (2002, with Belgium), Maléfique (2002), 7 Ans (2006), From the House of the Dead (2007), Pour Elle (2008), Dante 01 (2008), A Prophet (2009), Dog Pound (2010, with Canada), Guilty (2011), Tango Libre (2012, with Belgium and others), Like the Wind (2013, with Italy), Down by Love (2016), A Prayer Before Dawn (2017, with UK), A Gentle Creature (2017, with Russia)

Germany  (14)

Sex in Chains (1928), 99 Women (1969), Revolver (1973, with Italy, France), The Consequence (1977), Bandits (1997), 14 Days to Life (1997), Das Experiment (2001), Vortex (2001), Four Minutes (2006), Underdogs (2007), Within the Whirlwind (2009, with Poland and Belgium), Picco (2010), The Culpable (2015), Blessed Benefit (2016, with Jordan, Netherlands)

Ghana  (1)

Prison War 2 (2014, with Nigeria)

Greece  (4)

I Stefania (1966), Days of ’36 (1972), Eduart (2006), Boobheads (2008)

Guatemala (1)

VIP (Very Important Prisoners) – The Other House (2007)

Hong Kong  (22)

The Condemned (1976), Great Escape from Women’s Prison (1976, with South Korea, Taiwan), Strike of the Tortured Angels (1982), Prison on Fire (1987), Women Prison (1988), The First Time is the Last Time (1989), Prison on Fire 2 (1990), Jail House Eros (1990), Riki Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991), The Sting II: Perfect Exchange (1993), The Jail of No Return (1994), Chinese Midnight Express (1997), The Jail in Burning Island (1997), Chinese Midnight Express II (1999), Black Cat in Jail (2000), From the Queen to the Chief Executive (2001), Prison on Fire: Life Sentence (2001), Prison on Fire: Preacher (2002), Laughing Gor 2 (2011), SPL2: A Time for Consequences (2015, incl China), Imprisoned: Survival Guide for the Rich and Prodigal (2015), With Prisoners (2017)

Hungary  (1)

The Witness (1969)

India  (16)

Kala Pani (1958), Two Eyes, Twelve Hands (1958), Bandini (1963), Joshila (1973), Umbartha (1982), Kala Pani (1996), 3 Walls (2003), There was a Beautiful Girl (2004), Provoked (2006, with UK), Jail (2009), The Plan (2015), Asura (2015), Welcome to Central Jail (2016), Sarbjit (2016), Qaidi Band (2017), Lucknow Central (2017)

Indonesia  (1)

Hell Hole (1983, with the Philippines)

Iran  (3)

Women’s Prison (2002), The Twilight (2002), Day Break (2005)

Ireland  (6)

Some Mother’s Son (1996 with USA), Borstal Boy (2000, with UK), Silent Grace (2001), H3 (2001), Maze (2017, with Sweden), Michael Inside (2017)

Israel  (3)

Beyond the Walls (1984), White Night (1996), The Loners (2009)

Italy  (17)

Shoeshine (1946), Hell in the City (1959), Women of Devil’s Island (1962, with France), Black Jesus (1968), A Man Called Sledge (1970, with USA), The Valachi Papers (1972, with France), Mean Frank and Crazy Tony (1973), Revolver (1973, with France, Germany), Forever Mary (1989), Salty Air (2006), The Jail: The Women’s Hell (2006), Tutta Colpa di Giuda (2009), Dark Love (2010), Caesar Must Die (2012), Like the Wind (2013, with France), Wrath of the Crows (2013), Fiore (2016)

Japan  (17)

The Walls of Abashiri Prison (1965), Death by Hanging (1968), Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion (1972), The Guys from Paradise (2000), Doing Time (2002), Alive (2002), 9 Souls (2003), Dead Leaves (2004), Jing: King of Bandits – Seventh Heaven (2004), Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006), Chain Gang Girls – Nami: Shared Cell 42 (2007), Hellhole: Inmate 611 (2007), Hellcage: Inmate 611 Part 2 (2007), Vacation (2008), The King of Jail Breakers (2009), A School Behind Bars (2010), Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison (2011)

Jordan (1)

Blessed Benefit (2016, with Germany, Netherlands)

Luxembourg (1)

Tango Libre (2012, with France, Belgium)

Mexico  (8)

Prisoner 13 (1933), Las Islas Marías (1951), Carne de Presidio (1952), El Apando (1976), El Agujero (1997), Celda #27 (2002), Dios te bendiga hijo mío Santa Martha Acatitla Penitenciaria (2007), The 4th Company (2016)

Netherlands (2)

Inside (2011), Blessed Benefit (2016, with Jordan, Germany)

Nigeria  (1)

Prison War 2 (2014, with Ghana)

Norway  (1)

King of Devil’s Island (2010)

Pakistan  (1)

Ramchand Pakistani (2008)

Peru (2)

Alias ‘La Gringa’ (1991), 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012, with USA)

Philippines  (9)

Black Mama, White Mama (1973, with the USA), Hell Hole (1983, with Indonesia), Live by the Fist (1992, with the USA), Deathrow (2000), Hari ng zelda: Anak ni baby ama 2 (2002), Selda (2007), Moron 5 and the Crying Lady (2012), On the Job (2013), Dance of the Steel Bars (2013)

Poland  (5)

Interrogation (1982), Just Do It – The Risk is Yours (2002), Symmetry (2003), Within the Whirlwind (2009, with Germany and Belgium), Crulic: The Path to Beyond (2011, with Romania)

Romania  (4)

Bless You, Prison (2002), Affinity (2008, with UK, Canada), If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010, with Sweden), Crulic: The Path to Beyond (2011, with Poland)

Russia / USSR  (7)

Bespredel (1989), Women’s Slammer (1991), Carmen (2003), Terra Nova (2008), The Edge (2010), Calculator (2014), A Gentle Creature (2017, with France)

Singapore (1)

Apprentice (2016, with Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar)

South Africa  (5)

Five Star: The Final (1986), Purgatory (1988), More Than Just a Game (2007), The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (2016), Noem My Skollie (2016)

South Korea  (13)

Great Escape from Women’s Prison (1976, with Hong Kong, Taiwan), Jail Breakers (2002), Holiday (2006), Maundy Thursday (2006), Righteous Ties (2006), Breath (2007), The Executioner (2009), Harmony (2010), Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013), Way Back Home (2013), A Violent Prosecutor (2016), The Prison (2017), The Merciless (2017)

Spain (6)

Todos a la Cárcel (1993), Beyond Re-animator (2003), The Carpenter’s Pencil (2003), My Prison Yard (2008), Celda 211 (2009), Ozzy (2016, with Canada)

Sweden (3)

You’re Lying! (1969),  If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010, with Romania), Maze (2017, with Ireland)

Switzerland  (2)

The Eyes of the Birds (1983, with France), Chicken Mexicaine (2007)

Taiwan (2)

Great Escape from Women’s Prison (1976, with South Korea, Hong Kong), Island of Fire (1990)

Thailand (3)

Nor Chor (2002), Butterfly in Grey (2002), 8E88 – Fan Lanla (2010)

Turkey (5)

The Wall (1983), Pardon (2005), simdi Mahkum (2005), 72 Kogus (2011), F Tipi Film (2012)

United Kingdom  (62)

Never Too Late to Mend (1937), Convict 99 (1938), Prison Without Bars (1938), Jailbirds (1940), Now Barabbas Was a Robber (1949), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Weak and the Wicked (1954), Yield to the Night (1956), Blonde Bait (1956, with USA), The Criminal (1960), Two Way Stretch (1960), So Evil, So Young (1961), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Gaolbreak (1962),  The Quare Fellow (1962), The Pot Carriers (1962), The Cracksman (1963), Impact (1963), Clash by Night (1964), The Hill (1965), 3 Clear Sundays (1965), House of Whipcord (1974), Scum (1979), Sense of Freedom (1979), Porridge (1979), McVicar (1980), Scrubbers (1982), Silent Scream (1990), In the Name of the Father (1993), Captives (1994), Greenfingers (2000), Borstal Boy (2000, with Ireland), Chicken Run (2000), Lucky Break (2001), Mean Machine (2001), The Escapist (2002), Tomorrow La Scala! (2002), Diamond Geezer (2005), Pierrepoint – the Last Hangman (2005), Longford (2006), Provoked (2006, with India), Mickey B (2007), Hunger (2008), Affinity (2008, with Canada, Romania), The Escapist (2008), Love Me Still (2008), Bronson (2009), Bad Girls: The Musical (2009), Release (2010), Ghosted (2011), Screwed (2011), Offender (2012), Everyday (2012), Starred Up (2013), Boys Behind Bars (2013), We are Monster (2014), Boys Behind Bars 2 (2014), Get Santa (2014), Boys Behind Bars 3 (2015), A Prayer Before Dawn (2017, with France), Paddington 2 (2017), Avengement (2019)

United States of America  (385)

The Honor System (1917), Convict 13 (1921), The Second Hundred Years (1927), The Hoose-Gow (1929), Condemned! (1929), Weary River (1929) Thunderbolt (1929), The Godless Girl (1929), Turn Him Loose (1929), The Big House (1930), El Presidio (1930), Up the River (1930), Numbered Men (1930), Pardon Us (1931), The Criminal Code (1931), Big House (1931, with France), Ladies of the Big House (1931), I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Hold ‘Em Jail (1932), The Last Mile (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932), Ladies They Talk About (1932), Hell’s Highway (1932), Hell’s House (1932), Behind the Mask (1932), The Mayor of Hell (1933), Day of Reckoning (1933), Hold Your Man (1933), The Daring Young Man (1935), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), The Bridge of Sighs (1936), Road Gang (1936), The Accusing Finger (1936), Prison Shadows (1936), San Quentin (1937), The Hurricane (1937), Prison Nurse (1937), Prison Break (1938), Prison Train (1938), Condemned Women (1938), Crime School (1938), Prison Farm (1938), Penitentiary (1938), Each Dawn I Die (1939), Buried Alive (1939), Mutiny in the Big House (1939), Behind Prison Gates (1939), Devil’s Island (1939), Blackwell’s Island (1939), Those High Grey Walls (1939), Hell’s Kitchen (1939), Boys’ Reformatory (1939), Back Door to Heaven (1939), 6,000 Enemies (1939), You Can’t Get Away With Murder (1939), The Big Guy (1939), Castle on the Hudson (1940), Millionaires in Prison (1940), Men Without Souls (1940), Convicted Woman (1940), Before I Hang (1940), Strange Cargo (1940), Sullivan’s Travels (1941), Men of San Quentin (1942), Lady Gangster (1942), Three Smart Saps (1942), Girls in Chains (1943), Prison Mutiny (1943), Behind Prison Walls (1943), Lady in the Death House (1944), Within These Walls (1945), Brute Force (1947), Road to the Big House (1947), Canon City (1948), Train to Alcatraz (1948), Caged (1949), Prison Warden (1949), White Heat (1949), Johnny Holiday (1949), The Story of Molly X (1949), Big House Bunny (1950), Convicted (1950), State Penitentiary (1950), Chain Gang (1950), So Young So Bad (1950), Triple Trouble (1950), The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950), Experiment Alcatraz (1950), Prisoners in Petticoats (1950), Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951), Under the Gun (1951), My Six Convicts (1952), Carbine Williams (1952), Hellgate (1952), Devil’s Canyon (1953), Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), Black Tuesday (1954), Duffy of San Quentin (1954), Women’s Prison (1955), Big House, U.S.A. (1955), Hold Back Tomorrow (1955), Cell 2455, Death Row (1955), Unchained (1955), Betrayed Women (1955), Girls in Prison (1956), Behind the High Wall (1956), Blonde Bait (1956, with UK), Jailhouse Rock (1957), Untamed Youth (1957), House of Numbers (1957), The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957), Hell on Devil’s Island (1957), The Defiant Ones (1958), Revolt in the Big House (1958), I Want to Live! (1958), The Last Mile (1959), Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959), House of Women (1961), Jacktown (1962), The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Convicts 4 (1962), Pressure Point (1962), Samar (1962), The Ceremony (1963), The Brig (1964), Girl on a Chain Gang (1965), Deathwatch (1966),  Cool Hand Luke (1967), Skidoo (1968), Take the Money and Run (1969), Riot (1969), There Was a Crooked Man… (1970), A Man Called Sledge (1970, with Italy), The Traveling Executioner (1970), Guru, the Mad Monk (1970), The Pursuit of Happiness (1970), The Glass House (1972), Women in Chains (1972), Garden of the Dead (1972), The Slams (1973), Papillon (1973), Black Mama, White Mama (1973, with the Philippines), The Longest Yard (1974), Cage Without a Key (1975), Breakout (1975), Nightmare in Badham County (1976), Short Eyes (1977), Buckstone County Prison (1978), Mean Dog Blues (1978), On the Yard (1978), They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978), Midnight Express (1978), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Human Experiments (1979), The Jericho Mile (1979), Penitentiary (1979), Brubaker (1980), Gideon’s Trumpet (1980), Stir Crazy (1980), Attica (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Escape from DS-3 (1981), Fast-Walking (1982), Penitentiary II (1982), In the Custody of Strangers (1982), The Concrete Jungle (1982), Love Child (1982), Bad Boys (1983), Chained Heat (1983), Off the Wall (1983), Maximum Security (1984), Chain Gang (1984), Mrs. Soffel (1984), Hard Choices (1985), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, with Brazil), Doin’ Time (1985), Runaway Train (1985), Red Heat (1985), Gulag (1985),  Down by Law (1986), Born American (1986, with Finland), Star Slammer (1986), Vendetta (1986),  Weeds (1987), The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987), Six Against the Rock (1987), Deathrow Gameshow (1987), Lust for Freedom (1987), Buy & Cell (1988), Prison (1988), Jailbird Rock (1988, with Argentina), Tango & Cash (1988), Zombie Death House (1988), The Chair (1988), Lock Up (1989), An Innocent Man (1989), Passport to Terror (1989), Chattahoochee (1989), Death Warrant (1990), Ernest Goes to Jail (1990), Club Fed (1990), Cadence (1990), Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991), Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1991), Wedlock (1991), American Me (1992), My Cousin Vinny (1992), The Boys of Cellblock Q (1992), Live by the Fist (1992, with the Philippines), Fortress (1992), Alien 3 (1992), Against the Wall (1993), Bound by Honor (1993), Last Light (1993), The Fence (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Murder in the First (1994), Against Their Will (1994), Girls in Prison (1994), No Escape (1994), Chasers (1994), Naked Gun 33 1/3 – The Final Insult (1994), Dead Man Walking (1995), The Keeper (1995), Under Lock and Key (1995), Condition Red (1995, with Finland), Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995), Broken Bars (1995), Convict Cowboy (1995), The Expert (1995), Hard Justice (1995), Last Dance (1996), Absolute Aggression (1996), Fugitive Rage (1996), Bloodsport II – The Next Kumite (1996), Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996), The Rock (1996), Inside (1996), Some Mother’s Son (1996, with Ireland), Timelock (1996), Fled (1996), Sleepers (1996), Con Air (1997), Convict 762 (1997), Maximum Security (1997), Prison of Secrets (1997), First Time Felon (1997), Dogboys (1998), A Letter from Death Row (1998), Letters from a Killer (1998), Slam (1998), American History X (1998), Evasive Action (1998), Spoiler (1998), Life (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Pros & Cons (1999), Brokedown Palace (1999), Bloodsport 4 – The Dark Kumite (1999), Instinct (1999), Animal Factory (2000), Unshackled (2000), Lockdown (2000), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Fortress 2: Re-Entry (2000), Hammerlock (2001), Prison Song (2001), Down Time (2001), The Visit (2001), Stranger Inside (2001), Monster’s Ball (2001), Within These Walls (2001), The Last Castle (2001), Proximity (2001), The Killing Yard (2001), Conviction (2001), Guilt by Association (2001), Con Games (2001), New Alcatraz (2001), Back by Midnight (2002), Half Past Dead (2002), Go for Broke (2002), Chicago (2002), 15 to Life (2002), Unspeakable (2002), Redeemer (2002), Civil Brand (2002), Undisputed (2002), God Has a Rap Sheet (2002), The Wounded (2002), In Hell (2003), Jailbait (2003), 13 Dead Men (2003), Holes (2003), Love Comes to the Executioner (2003), Prison-A-Go-Go! (2003), Circuit 2 (2003),  Tracks (2004), Six – The Mark Unleashed (2004), On the Outs (2004), Doing Hard Time (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Dead Men Walking (2005), El Escape De Los Santos (2005), Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2005), Shackles (2005), Living Dead Lock Up (2005), Animal (2005), Shapeshifter (2005), Madea Goes to Jail (2006), Shadow: Dead Riot (2006), Let’s Go to Prison (2006), Gridiron Gang (2006),  Half Past Dead 2 (2007), Black August (2007), The Condemned (2007), Big Stan (2007), Death Row (2007), Racing for Time (2007), The Mannsfield 12 (2007), Animal 2 (2007), Furnace (2007),  Felon (2008), Forever Strong (2008), Nothing But the Truth (2008), American Violet (2008), Ring of Death (2008), Death Race (2008), Stoic (2009), Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Stuck! (2009), Prison Break: The Final Break (2009), The Jailhouse (2009), City Island (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Angry Planet (2009), The Wrath of Cain (2010), The Mulberry Tree (2010), Toy Story 3 (2010), Undisputed III: Redemption (2010), Stone (2010), The Next Three Days (2010), Locked Down (2010), The Experiment (2010), Under Jakob’s Ladder (2011), Cellmates (2011), Get the Gringo (2012), Firelight (2012), K-11 (2012), 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012, with Peru), Lockout (2012), Maximum Conviction (2012), Left to Die (2012), 7 Stones (2012), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Inside (2012), She Made Them Do It (2013), Escape Plan (2013), Jailbait (2013), Coldwater (2013), Jamesy Boy (2014), Mercenaries (2014), Rosewater (2014), The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015), Vendetta (2015), Get Hard (2015), The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), Riot (2015), Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015), True Story (2015), The Evil Gene (2015), The Chair (2016), Infinity Chamber (2016), Shot Caller (2017), The Archer (2017), Crown Heights (2017), Despicable Me 3 (2017), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), Papillon (2017), Savage Dog (2017), Locked Up (2017), Heartlock (2018), Furlough (2018), Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018, with China)

Uruguay (1)

Twelve Year Night (2018)