Not Quite Prison Movies

» Stars and Roses (1989, Hong Kong)

Sad and silly film about a Hong Kong boy in jail in Vietnam and in love with a local girl.

» Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012, USA)

Wild west meets duck soup prison escape. 

» Turkey Shoot (2014, Australia)

Death row hero is dropped into a kill-or-be-killed reality TV show.

» Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019, USA)

Chinese heiress held in a Belarusian back site prison. Not as interesting as it sounds.

» Avengement (2019, UK)

Brothers-at-war revenge story. And a good one.

» Strike of the Tortured Angels (1982, Hong Kong)

The embedded subtitles on this dubbed-into-English film (at least the version on YouTube) would seem to be a mixture of Danish and Finnish or other Scandinavian languages, which doesn’t seem to make much sense. But then, nor does much else in the film.

» Chasers (1994, USA)

If there were no The Last Detail (1973), this might seem like a different prison-ish road movie. As there is, it’s maybe not so different.

» Le fidèle / Racer and the Jailbird (2017, Belgium and others)

Gripping, sombre tale of an unlikely love match that survives lots, including prison.

» Krotkaya / A Gentle Creature (2017, Russia / France and others)

Long, unhurried saga: A woman tries in vain to find where her husband is detained.

» Joshila (1973, India)

Lame story of a wealthy girl who falls for a prisoner, who in turn is redeemed.