Most Popular Women's Prison Movies and TV Shows
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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
2. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Votes: 401,656 | Gross: $33.08M
4. Double Jeopardy (1999)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Votes: 67,058 | Gross: $116.74M
5. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Votes: 166,063 | Gross: $75.47M
6. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 203,210 | Gross: $170.69M
7. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 219,647 | Gross: $34.19M
10. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 101,515 | Gross: $59.69M
11. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.
Votes: 65,393 | Gross: $0.21M
12. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
Votes: 34,518 | Gross: $0.00M
14. Freeway (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.
Votes: 24,941 | Gross: $0.30M
16. Locked Up (I) (2017 Video)
TV-MA | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When an American teenager gets bullied at her school in Southeast Asia, she fights back--and gets sent to a reform school. But the "school" is more like a prison, and the young teenager ... See full summary »
17. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.
19. You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile-wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.
22. Sugar & Spice (2001)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime
A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.
Votes: 12,931 | Gross: $13.28M
24. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 33,841 | Gross: $0.48M
26. 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: 1,931 | Gross: $6.15M
28. Star Slammer (1986)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.
29. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.
30. High Heels (1991)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,502 | Gross: $1.71M
31. La Vérité (1960)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
A liberated small-town girl and the family's black sheep moves to Paris with her sister, only to find herself standing trial for the shocking murder of her young lover. Was his killing premeditated or was this a crime of passion?
33. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.
34. 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: 2,001 | Gross: $10.00M
35. Tenko (1981–1984)
50 min | Drama, History, War
After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.
36. Vera Drake (2004)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Votes: 22,599 | Gross: $3.75M
37. Caged Fury (1990)
R | 95 min | Action
Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie clad models and the lesbian warden demands unusual favours for early parole.
38. In Her Skin (2009)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
The parents "Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto" of a missing girl launch a frantic search for their daughter, unaware that the child's former baby sitter "Ruth Bradley" has murdered her. A true tale of jealousy turned to murder.
39. Black Mama White Mama (1973)
R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, ... See full summary »
42. 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 »
45. House of D (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.
Votes: 8,518 | Gross: $0.37M
47. Bangkok Hilton (1989)
240 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »
48. Reform School Girls (1986)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Votes: 1,997 | Gross: $2.51M
49. 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 »
50. Chained Heat II (1993)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An innocent woman is sent to a Czech prison, where the sadistic warden and guards rape and perform bizarre sex acts on the prisoners.