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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 271,832

2. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 15,952

3. The Yard (2018– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A woman entering a prison trying to establish her own justice. These women who are forced to give up their freedom are struggling in Karakuyu against their own order and their own laws.

Stars: Demet Evgar, Ceren Moray, Nursel Köse, Çagdas Onur Öztürk

Votes: 938

4. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 25,610 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Brokedown Palace (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Votes: 21,168 | Gross: $10.11M

6. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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67 Metascore

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

Votes: 2,106

7. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,839

8. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden

Votes: 2,653 | Gross: $0.19M

9. The Big Bird Cage (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Anitra Ford, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci

Votes: 2,119

10. The Big Doll House (1971)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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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.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown, Brooke Mills

Votes: 2,193 | Gross: $10.00M

11. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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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.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

Votes: 6,878

12. Jailbait (2014 Video)

TV-MA | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.2
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Anna Nix is sent to a juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive stepfather. In the prison, she discovers relationships, drugs, complex mental illness, and her eventual search for redemption.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Sara Malakul Lane, Erin O'Brien, Steve Hanks, Andray Johnson

Votes: 3,143

13. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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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.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $6.15M

14. The Gestapo's Last Orgy (1977)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, War

4.3
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A Jewish WWII survivor revisits the ruins of a hellish concentration camp, and the memories are still vivid. How did she escape the humiliation, the tortures, and the destruction of human flesh? How did she flee from Gestapo's last orgy?

Director: Cesare Canevari | Stars: Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi, Maristella Greco, Fulvio Ricciardi

Votes: 1,137

15. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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17 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Carol, Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast, Sybil Danning

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $2.51M

16. Two Thousand Women (1944)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.5
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Women in a French internment camp conceal downed British airmen from German soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston

Votes: 405

17. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,267

18. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.4
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Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy

Votes: 851

19. Bangkok Hilton (1989)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The story of Kat Stanton, an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan), a photographer. ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 4,414

20. Under Lock and Key (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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An FBI agent goes undercover in a women's prison to find evidence hidden by a drug dealer's ex-girlfriend. After she is taken off the case, she finds that the drug dealer has kidnapped her ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Wendi Westbrook, Barbara Niven, Taylor Leigh, Stephanie Ann Smith

Votes: 209

21. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.5
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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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Roger Darton

Votes: 1,056

22. Prison Heat (1993)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.1
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Four American babes on vacation in the Middle East run into trouble when they are imprisoned by corrupt army officials.

Director: Joel Silberg | Stars: Rebecca Chambers, Lori Jo Hendrix, Kena Land, Toni Naples

Votes: 655

23. Prison Girls (1972)

X | 93 min | Crime, Drama

3.9
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Six female prisoners are given a weekend furlough to prepare them for their upcoming parole. While out, they all have miscellaneous sexual experiences, some good, some bad. One returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel, Tracy Handfuss, Maria Arnold

Votes: 377 | Gross: $0.49M

24. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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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.

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Maria Romano, Ursula Flores

Votes: 626

25. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,374

26. Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)

R | 85 min | Horror

4.9
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In 1953, nestled deep in the unforgiving Siberian Tundra, the Stalinist Gulag 14 is a purgatory under the command of the brutally seductive tormentor, Ilsa. More than two decades later, the camp's sole survivor thirsts for retribution.

Director: Jean LaFleur | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Michel-René Labelle, Gilbert Beaumont, Jean-Guy Latour

Votes: 1,563

27. Amazon Hot Box (2018)

TV-MA | 85 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.2
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An innocent college student is tossed into a jungle hellhole where she must fight for her life against an evil wardress, psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine.

Director: James Bickert | Stars: Ellie Church, Tristan Risk, Kelsey Carlisle, Jett Bryant

Votes: 1,113

28. Love Camp 7 (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller, War

3.8
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Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams, Bruce Kimball

Votes: 751

29. Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio, David Alan Grier, Vincent Gallo

Votes: 2,643

30. Chained Heat II (1993)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.3
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An innocent woman is sent to a Czech prison, where the sadistic warden and guards rape and perform bizarre sex acts on the prisoners.

Director: Lloyd A. Simandl | Stars: Brigitte Nielsen, Paul Koslo, Kimberley Kates, Kari Whitman

Votes: 1,071

31. Bare Behind Bars (1980)

X | 87 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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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.

Director: Oswaldo de Oliveira | Stars: Maria Stella Splendore, Neide Ribeiro, Márcia Fraga, Danielle Ferrite

Votes: 810

32. Savage Island (1985)

R | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.5
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Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Linda Blair

Votes: 520

33. Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

X | 90 min | Drama, Horror

4.6
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A desperate young woman goes undercover to infiltrate the brutal warden Ilsa's mental health facility for the sexually deviant women, after the mysterious disappearance of her sister.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Tania Busselier, Lina Romay, Eric Falk

Votes: 2,030

34. Carmen (2003)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Based on the novel by Prosper Merimee, CARMEN is the classic tale of forbidden passion between a young man (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and a spoken-for woman, Carmen (Paz Vega). It is told in ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Paz Vega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Antonio Dechent, Joan Crosas

Votes: 1,894

35. Vendetta (1986)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.

Director: Bruce Logan | Stars: Karen Chase, Sandy Martin, Kin Shriner, Roberta Collins

Votes: 345

36. Tropical Inferno (1978)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.4
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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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway, Aida Gouveia

Votes: 729

37. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age. Don't you hate when that happens? Even more shocking: Bender's in love with... See full summary »

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 17,151

38. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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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.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Lynne Moody, Chuck Connors, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 416

39. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.9
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Collector, Ernst Ritter von Theumer | Stars: Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel, Sue Kiel, William Ostrander

Votes: 676

40. Caged Women (1980)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Action

4.7
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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 »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay

Votes: 342

41. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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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 »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Votes: 799

42. Hotel Paradise (1980)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.4
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Girls kept prisoner under appalling conditions to dig emeralds for an evil tyrant are rescued by revolutionaries disguised as soldiers.

Director: Edoardo Mulargia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Stelio Candelli

Votes: 225

43. The Concrete Jungle (1982)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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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 »

Director: Tom DeSimone | Stars: Jill St. John, Tracey E. Bregman, BarBara Luna, June Barrett

Votes: 518

44. So Young, So Bad (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.3
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A psychiatrist and nurse overthrow the abusive heads of a girls' reform school in order to teach the "unfortunate" young women that they have a chance at healthy lives.

Directors: Bernard Vorhaus, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paul Henreid, Catherine McLeod, Grace Coppin, Cecil Clovelly

Votes: 397

45. Caged Fury (1990)

R | 95 min | Action

4.0
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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.

Director: Bill Milling | Stars: Kascha, Gregory Scott Cummins, Elizabeth Hicks, Sydney Coale

Votes: 641

46. Women Behind Bars (1975)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Thriller

4.0
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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 »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Martine Stedil, Nathalie Chape, Roger Darton

Votes: 512

47. 99 Women (1969)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Off the coast of Panama, there is an island with a female penal colony, run by a sadistic superintendent. When several prisoners mysteriously die, leading to a breakout and mutiny, an extensive investigation of the horrific events begins.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge, Herbert Lom

Votes: 1,183

48. Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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In the vast deserts of the Middle East, the lascivious tigress Ilsa joins the white flesh slavery ring of a maniacal sheikh overlord.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer, Jerry Delony, Uschi Digard

Votes: 2,486

49. The Muthers (1976)

R | 83 min | Action, Drama

4.8
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A band of female pirates go undercover at a prison camp on a coffee plantation to rescue their leader's sister.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Jeannie Bell, Rosanne Katon, Trina Parks, Jayne Kennedy

Votes: 426

50. Reform School Girl (1957)

71 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

Votes: 192



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