Jailed Birds: Women in Prison Filmsby mike_sean | created - 10 Apr 2011 | updated - 06 Dec 2016 | Public
An exploitation sub-genre that erupted in the late sixties and continues to this day. While female prison pictures have been around since the 1930s, earlier efforts were usually cautionary melodramas that bore little resemblance to the blatantly sexualized fare of the seventies.
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1. 99 Women (1969)
Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama
New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and ... See full summary »
2. The Detention Girls (1969)
X | 77 min | Drama, Thriller
A pretty young college student is arrested during a demonstration. She is taken to a notorious detention center, where she is subjected to sexual harassment by lesbian inmates and guards, ... See full summary »
5. The Big Doll House (1971)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.
Votes: 2,151 | Gross: $10.00M
10. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.
11. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs.
12. Sweet Sugar (1972)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »
14. Black Mama White Mama (1973)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A black prostitute and a white revolutionary must form an uneasy alliance when they are busted out of prison and are pursued by guerrillas, bounty hunters and the army.
18. Riot in a Women's Prison (1974)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama
Gorgeous young French tourist Martine gets arrested while on vacation in Italy. After being found guilty of a trumped-up drug possession charge, Martine finds herself incarcerated at a ... See full summary »
19. Women Behind Bars (1975)
Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Thriller
A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars ... See full summary »
20. True Story of a Woman in Jail: Sex Hell (1975)
Not Rated | 72 min | Drama
A group of beautiful young girls winds up in a juvenile hall because of their constantly getting in trouble with the law. The facility turns out to be a horrible place, where inmates are ... See full summary »
22. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.
24. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
During a road trip, two UCLA coeds end up in a Southern prison farm on trumped-up charges brought on by a small town sex-crazed corrupt sheriff.
25. New True Story of Woman Condemned to Hell (1976)
67 min | Adult, Crime
After Mayumi kills her cheating man and his mistress she is on her way to prison. The hard time starts with a complimentary cavity search.
26. Shin joshû Sasori: 701-gô (1976)
88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Nami Matsushima's sister goes missing and after getting too caught up in doing something about it, Nami is given a fifteen year sentence for a murder she didn't commit. She's sent to an all women prison where she's not exactly welcome.
28. Tropical Inferno (1978)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.
30. Jailhouse Wardress (1979)
75 min | Drama
After the fall of the Third Reich, all Nazi SS officers ran away in Latin American countries. There they created special laboratories to crate beautiful women for satisfaction of their ... See full summary »
31. Bare Behind Bars (1980)
X | 87 min | Crime, Drama
In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police.
32. Escape from Hell (1980)
93 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller
A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is ... See full summary »
33. Caged Women (1980)
Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Action
A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »
35. Hotel Paradise (1980)
101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Girls kept prisoner under appalling conditions to dig emeralds for an evil tyrant are rescued by revolutionaries disguised as soldiers.
36. Hellhole Women (1981)
Unrated | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A newly-wed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face the fearsome warden Magda Urtado's cruel reality.
37. The Concrete Jungle (1982)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When her slimy boyfriend Danny (Peter Brown) uses his unsuspecting girlfriend Elizabeth (Tracy Bregman) to carry a stash of cocaine in her skis, she is nabbed by airport security. After a ... See full summary »
38. Amazon Jail (1982)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Women have been lured to Edgar's white slave market somewhere in the Amazon jungle of Brazil with promises of work. Edgar and his bisexual partner keep the girls in a corral and bring them ... See full summary »
39. Ten Violent Women (1982)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of women miners get fed up with their lifestyle and decide to try crime. After successfully pulling off a jewelry store robbery, they fail to sell the jewelry and are forced to ... See full summary »
40. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A human rights activist goes undercover in a prison to expose the corrupt officials who are mistreating the inmates. She discovers the abuse, torture and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to, which she also personally receives.
42. Chained Heat (1983)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.
Votes: 1,985 | Gross: $6.15M
43. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and ... See full summary »
44. Escape from Hellhole (1983)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Thriller
A Punjabi girl getting tricked into living with a big time pimp who abducts virgins and forces them to submit to his hymen busting ways.
46. Condemned to Hell (1984)
85 min | Crime, Drama